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 Stavanger region

Stavanger is a popular tourist destination, especially in summer. The hotels in the city have good occupancy year round due to a lot of commuters who travel to work and meetings in Stavanger. In recent years, Stavanger has also become one of the most popular ports of call for cruise ships, with the number of cruise ships increasing steadily, making Stavanger one of Europe´s fastest growing ports of call for cruise ships north of the Mediterranean.

Kongeparken is located on E-39 at Ålgård, approximately 20 minutes from Stavanger and 10 minutes from Sandnes. About 20 minutes on a scenic boat trip from Skagenkaien to Flor & Fjære at Sør-Hidle. On the island there is built a garden area, called the Flor & Fjære. Hidle or South Hidle is an island located in Strand municipality.

There are not many outdoor activities in Stavanger itself, however, splendid opportunities are nearby in adjacent municipalities: Lysefjorden is particularly popular for hiking. Tourists typically visit places like Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), and Kjeragbolten.

Preikestolen is a massive rock overhanging the fjord (604 meters below). Kjeragbolten is a rock wedged in the cliff approximately 1000 meters above the fjord. The straight fall 1000 meters down to the fjord makes Kjerag a very popular location for BASE jumping.

Not too far from Stavanger, alpine centers are available for skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter season.

Along the coast south of Stavanger there are a number of large, sandy beaches, including at Sola, within close reach from the city.



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