The gifts of the sea
We say that Stavanger has always been saved by the sea. The sea has always brought good fortune to Stavanger. This city walk takes you from the fish oil era to the modern period of the black gold and it's many exciting stories.
The gifts of the sea have always saved Stavanger from financial crises and harship. Herring, sailing boats and sardines have brought wealth to the city. Today, it is oil and gas Stavanger earns most from.
We start the tour by visiting the Canning museum which is located in a building that used to be one of the canning factories in the city. On our way to the Oil museum we walk through the picturesque Old town and part of the city center.
The Oil museum is a very modern museum that tells the story of the norwegian oil adventure.
From the pier where we meet we walk 2 minutes to the Canning museum for our first stop. We continue by walking through the Old town and end up at the Oil museum. It will then be a short walk back to the pier again to end the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Strandkaien 61, next to the Tourist information Office/Main Cruise Terminal, or any cruise quays/hotels in the downtown Stavanger Area, Stavanger Railway Station/Bus Terminal.
End location: Same as pick-up point, or anywhere in the immediate downtown area, at your request.
Duration: 3 hours
We will get around on foot
City walk in Stavanger with private local guide. Entrance and guided tours at the Norwegian Canning Museum and at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 NOK - Technically none. To shop/eat/visit museums etc. pre and post this tour. Most establishments, accept credit cards, US$, GB£ Euro. There are cash machines in the town centre which is ca. 250 meters from the Tourist Office/Main Cruise Terminal.
Both museums have small souvenir shops where you may purchase different items.
In Norway you need a professional driver license to drive guests against payment. My tours are by organised transport or walking. I prefer groups of 2-10 people, but I can handle larger groups if required. The tours may be tailor made to suit any interest.