Why You Should Visit Stavanger
The city of Stavanger is Norway’s third largest with a history dating back almost 1,000 years. The center of the city is known for its unique charm and has retained much of its ancient feel despite the city undergoing a population boom in recent decades. There are many interesting things to do around the city such as a visit to the Stavanger Oil Museum which explores the important of the oil industry to the city, while there are a few beautiful works of architecture like the Stavanger Cathedral well worth seeing. Adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts will find many activist pursuits to be enjoyed around the area with many hiking and climbing trails available around the mountains.
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Arriving In Stavanger
Stavanger Airport is the third busiest airport in Norway located just over 10 km outside of Stavanger. The airport has an international terminal and a domestic terminal and provides all of the essential amenities and services you would expect. Getting from the airport into the city is possible on public transport or by airport shuttle bus, although you can easily make the trip by taxi if you would prefer the convenience. There are a decent range of cafés and eateries available to travelers staying at the airport, while you can also benefit from duty-free shopping during your stay. In addition to this, the airport provides passengers with complimentary Wi-Fi for up to two hours and offers access to the North Sea Lounge airport lounge.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Stavanger you will need to make a stopover as there are no direct flights available. The airport has regular flights to and from Amsterdam and London Heathrow amongst other airports with direct connections to the UAE, so UAE travelers can conveniently make the trip with just one stopover.
Stavanger Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to Norway will be able to enter the country for up to 90 days without a visa as the country is within the Schengen Area. Be advised that the weather can get freezing over the winter period, although over the summer you can expect pleasantly warm temperatures with average highs of around 19 degrees. Stavanger is one of Norway’s largest cities and has an extensive bus and train network which can help travelers to get around, while there are a few leading car rental agencies available just opposite the airport terminal so you can get your own vehicle when you have arrived.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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