A guided walk is a marvelous way to discover Stavanger’s many hidden gems. Your city expert guide will share fascinating stories and surprising details that will submerge you into the city’s diverse history.
Stavanger has so many beautiful highlights to best discover on foot. You will be charmed by the city’s old town, its cobblestone streets and small wooden houses and travel back in time through the different periods that were of great importance to the city’s development and economy. Your stroll through Stavanger continues to the market square at the head of the harbor bay and the 12th century Stavanger Cathedral forming an impressive backdrop.
Looking towards the harbor is the statue of the former mayor and well-known writer, Alexander Kielland. The pedestrian street leads you to the Valberg Tower, situated on a small hill and overlooking the central part of the city and harbor. It was once used at a watchtower in case fire broke out in the wooden buildings of Stavanger.
Stavanger and its many highs and lows will keep no more secrets from you as you learn about the days of the herring and canning industry and how the city has evolved through time to become the oil capital it is today.
During this lovely walk you will get in touch with the real feel of the city and understand its cultural background. Get to know some of the city’s main icons and personalities and their influence on today’s living standards.