Norway went from being a relatively poor country to one of the wealthiest countries in the world after the discovery of oil in 1969. Stavanger is an oil town. If you have time, don’t miss the state Petroleum Museum. There are original design models of oil platforms and ships, a geological display, hands-on exhibits and a rig training escape room.
Stavanger also has a nice old town – Gamle Stavanger, where you can find the Canning Museum. If you are lucky on the day they might be smoking some sardines.
We think it is worth having an extra day in Stavanger.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing, passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.