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Stavanger the Oil capitol of Norway, only a short distance away from the most the spectacular sceneries. You can reach a deep fjord, a wind blown island, or an endless white sandy beach. In Stavanger, you will find all the advantages and charm of a small town; small wooden houses lining narrow streets and alleys, lots of pleasant shops, Yet Stavanger is also a modern, lively place of culture, a selection of restaurants and cafes to satisfy all tastes and styles, and nightlife that includes the most hectic nightclubs.

 Wooden House City  
wooden houses Old Stavanger contains 173 closely built, small wooden houses, all under preservation order. In 1975, the UN Architectural Heritage Year, Gamle Stavanger was selected as one of three Norwegian pilot projects - along with Røros and Nusfjord.

The preservation of Gamle Stavanger has merited several respected international awards. This section of the town is like a living museum, with residents of all ages.

Yet another resource from under the sea - oil has brought the development of the town even further these last 30 years.
 Trond Østgaard