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Approximately 5 Hours
Stavanger -- Norway's fourth-largest city -- is a charming blend of old and new. Towards the end of the 18th century, Stavanger became a leading commercial and industrial town. The herring fisheries and canneries flourished, as did the shipbuilding industry. Today, the oil industry activities play a leading role in industry and social development both in the town itself and in the surrounding areas.
Begin your excursion with a panoramic drive through a beautiful rural landscape. Your destination is a rebuilt cheese factory dating back to 1920. Byrkjedalstunet houses a restaurant, a candle-maker's workshop and other stores. Traditional lapper (thick pancakes) with jam and sour cream are served here, and after your snack there's time to browse and make some purchases if you like.
Continue by coach to the nearby Gloppedalsuren -- Norway's largest field of boulders. Some of these remarkable stones are literally the size of a house.
You will head through a pretty rural area en route back to Stavanger, where you will tour the main sights of the city from the comfort of your coach.
You can join your guide for an optional walk through the cobblestone streets of Old Stavanger before returning to the ship.