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 an attractive old town – Gamle Stavanger, where you can find the Canning Museum. If you are lucky, on the day they might be smoking some sardines.
If you can spare the time, we think it is worth having an extra day in Stavanger.