The Stavanger Region, Norway – Photo Essay

The Stavanger Region, Norway - Photo Essay

The Stavanger Region, Norway – Photo Essay

As an expat living in the Stavanger Region, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of fjords and mountains, I’ve had the privilege of exploring and capturing the essence of this enchanting place. In this photo essay, I invite you to join me on a virtual journey through some of the most captivating sights and experiences in the Stavanger Region, Norway. ! Facebook page


I have had the opportunity not only to enjoy my love for traveling but also to find some great inspiration for creating personalized photo calendars, a tribute to one of my fondest passions: photography.

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Top Activities and Places to Visit:

1. Fargegata – The Colorful Street: Begin your exploration in Fargegata, Stavanger’s iconic and vibrant street. This charming alley, adorned with colorful buildings and street art, provides a lively backdrop for your photographic journey. Stroll through this lively street, capturing the essence of local life and creativity.

2. Domkirken – Stavanger Cathedral: Immerse yourself in history at Domkirken, Stavanger’s grand cathedral. The awe-inspiring architecture and serene surroundings make it a compelling subject for your lens. Capture the play of light on the cathedral’s facade and explore the peaceful atmosphere within.

3. Gamle Stavanger – Old Town: Step back in time as you wander through Gamle Stavanger, the old town characterized by charming wooden houses. This picturesque area offers endless photo opportunities, with narrow cobblestone streets and well-preserved architecture creating a timeless atmosphere.

4. Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock: No visit to the Stavanger Region is complete without a journey to Preikestolen. Capture the stunning views from this iconic rock formation, towering 604 meters above the Lysefjord. The hike is rewarding, offering breathtaking landscapes that are a photographer’s dream.

5. Street Art Tour: Embark on a Street Art Tour to discover the vibrant murals that adorn Stavanger’s walls. Street art has become an integral part of the city’s cultural expression, and capturing these urban masterpieces adds a modern twist to your photo gallery.

Oh, and if you are a foodie definitely try to visit Gladmat, the largest food festival in Norway and the region.

The Stavanger Region, Norway – Photo Essay

Guest Blogger

I have written an article as a guest blogger for HI Hostels, about the region, here is the link:

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Book a Tour to Preikestolen:

Consider booking a guided tour to Preikestolen for a hassle-free and enriching experience. After living there for many years, I will highly recommend you book your guided tour to the impressive Preikestolen ahead of time to beat the lines and avoid the stress of planning because of language barriers.  Book this or other tours here.



Where to Stay in Stavanger

Top 3 Hotels in Stavanger:

  1. Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel:
    • Description: A stylish and modern hotel with panoramic views of Stavanger. Centrally located, it offers luxurious amenities and comfortable rooms.
    • Book here
  2. Clarion Hotel Energy:
    • Description: Known for its sleek design and eco-friendly initiatives, Clarion Hotel Energy provides a contemporary stay with top-notch facilities.
    • Book here
  3. Thon Hotel Stavanger:
    • Description: Situated in the heart of the city, Thon Hotel Stavanger combines convenience with comfort, making it an ideal choice for travelers.
    • Book here


Whether you’re captivated by the vibrant streets of Fargegata, the historical charm of Domkirken, or the timeless beauty of Gamle Stavanger, this Norwegian gem has something for every explorer and photographer. Don’t miss the breathtaking hike to Preikestolen, where nature’s grandeur unfolds before your lens. Through this photo essay, I hope to inspire you to pack your bags and witness the magic of the Stavanger Region firsthand.

What were your impressions of this charming city?



The Stavanger Region, Norway - Photo Essay


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