Dutch Guided: Stavanger & Surroundings

  • Port

    Stavanger, Norway

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

A Dutch-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Dutch interpreter). A limited number of Dutch guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see Easy Stavanger for the same tour guided in English.

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. -- 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.