Stavanger is called the “oil capital” of Norway. This name has nothing to do with the appearance of the city, which is immersed in greenery and has preserved almost all of its old wooden houses. The landscape of the city and its surroundings are diverse: here you will find the Yarena plain near the seaside and mountains on the East side. The fjords and the islands are incredibly beautiful. Stavanger is quite a small town and all of its few attractions are within walking distance, except of the “Swords in rock” monument , which is in Hafrsfjord (near the airport). The most interesting part of the city is the area of Old Stavanger (Gamla Stavanger), where buildings of the XVIII century are lovingly preserved and restored . The narrow streets with white wooden houses and lights installed in the XIX century give the impression of an open-air museum. You can also find a large number of restaurants with traditional cuisine and shops where you can buy souvenirs.
SIGHTSEEING IN ÅLESUND
The city of Alesund has 45.000 inhabitants and is one of the most important fishing harbours in Norway. After a devastating fire in 1904 which destroyed most of the old wooden buildings, the town was completely rebuilt on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. As a result, Ålesunds architecture is unusually consistent and has a unique concentration of Art Nouveau / Jugendstil.
We will see Sunnmøre Museum, the fabulous views from Aksla Viewpoint / Fjellstua and several stops in the charming town center.
OSLO WALKING TOUR
Set off through the compact Norwegian capital on foot, heading first for the Akershus Fortress, dating back 700 years. Next stop is the Oslo Town Hall, where the Nobel Peace Price ceremony is held. Follow your guide thorugh the ornate building and learn about the culture and history of Norway while you have a look around. From the top of the National Opera and Ballet House, a famous example of Scandinavian architecture, get photo-worthy views of the surrounding fjords on one side and the bustling city life around Karl Johan Gate on the other side. Continue your walk down the city’s main thoroughfare to see the University, the National Theater, the Parliament building, and the Royal Palace. Upon concluding your tour, you can choose to stay downtown and look around further on your own, or your guide can walk you back to your ship.
BERGEN SHORE WALKING TOUR
Bergen city centre is very compact with much to see and hear within a short walking distance. This is a 3 hour walking tour in the downtown Bergen. The tour will take you to Bryggen, a World Heritage Site, the Bergen Fortress area, strolling passed old wooden houses, chimney houses & along cobblestoned streets while hearing of Bergen’s past & present. This will help you orientate and show you some of the unique places and sites that you may not otherwise find alone. On this tour we’ll walk at the Wharf, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical heart of Bergen. The narrow alleyways will make you feel like stepping back in time to the era when the Hanseatic merchants dominated Bergen’s trade. You will learn about the stockfish trade, daily life in the Middle ages, and about the Wharf as a secret hide-out during World War II. From the Wharf it’s a short walk to the Bergenhus Fortress, with the royal stone hall and the Rosenkrantz tower.
Starting price per group.
Private tour with guide.
Timing & Info
Availability all year around.
Duration: 3 hours.
Terms & Policy
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