Top Historical Places in Stavanger

Are you looking to explore the history of Stavanger through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Stavanger including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Stavanger. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Stavanger ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Stavanger, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Stavanger for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Stavanger with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Old Stavanger

    Outdoors, Landmark, Observatory, Food And Drinks

    Old Stavanger creates a 18th century mood with 173 wooden houses all painted white from the said era, neatly lined along the street. The sight is pretty overwhelming as you walk through the cobbled lanes and find yourself transported to the times that are long gone. Lovely creepers and flowers in full bloom in front of the houses add to the charisma of this place. Old Stavanger is the conserved...Read more
  2. Lysefjord

    Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Monument

    Situated close to Stavanger, Lysefjord is known for its mesmerizing mountain formations of Kjerag, lysefjord and Preikestolen or “The Pulpit Rock”. A southerly "big fjord" in Norway, it is famous as the pearl of Fjord Norway. The name Lysefjord itself indicates it to be a light fjord, and was carved out of glaciers in the ice age, later to be flooded by sea when the glacie...Read more
  3. Stavanger Cathedral

    4.3 (776 Votes)
    Stavanger Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Observatory

    The quaint yet stunning Stavanger Cathedral is oldest in Norway and sits pretty peacefully in the heart of Stavanger. The construction of this Cathedral began around 1100 but was completed in 1125. The gothic styled cathedral is hugely influenced by Anglo-Norman architecture. The stone structure with wooden carvings with stained glass paintings is a piece of paradise for Art lovers. If you are ...Read more
  4. Museum Of Archaeology

    4.3 (270 Votes)
    Museum Of Archaeology

    Museum, Observatory, Educational Site, Archaeological Site

    Museum of Archaeology is the only place in Norway where you can treat yourself the Viking way. Every season the museum edifice is decorated with seasonal decorates inspired by Viking tradition. The museum authority organizes a regular exhibition for Viking voyage. It will take you to the brutal but fascinating Viking age. If you stand near the exhibition hall, you will listen to sounds of the s...Read more
  5. Iron Age Farm

    Outdoors, Archaeological Site , Nature

    Iron Age farm or Jernaldergarden hold immense importance as far as archaeology goes. This farm has three house reconstructed on the actual but destroyed houses belonging to Iron Age and found during excavation. The foundation of these houses is intact from Iron Age and this is what makes this place very special and interesting. The houses are made of wood, stone and have been maintained impress...Read more
  6. Broken Column

    Art And Culture, Museum, Statue

    Broken column is a piece of genius Art by sculptor Antony Gormleys where he has created 23 idols depicting a standing man, each 1.95 metres tall and facing 10 degrees west. These 23 statues have been placed at various locations across Stavanger. The sculpture number 1 is placed in Stavanger museum and the direction to them has been given by the sculpture in fish market. Another striking feature...Read more
  7. Mollebukta

    4.8 (58 Votes)

    Outdoors, Beach, Observatory, Ancient Ruin

    Mollebukta is a serene and attractive bay area which houses “Swords in Rock” monument for commemorating an ancient battle that united Norway. It is located in the outskirts of Stavanger in Hafrs Fjords. The beautiful beach with verdant and lush mountains in backdrop makes for a jaw dropping site. This place has a varied landscape with beach, meadows and hills and can be a certain de...Read more
  8. The Broken Chain

    Outdoors, Landmark, Educational Site, Monument

    The broken Chain is a monument which was built in remembrance of the biggest accident in the Norwegian oil industry. 123 lives that were lost in the tragedy find a mention in the list inscribed on the rocks here. The monument itself is in a shape of large broken chain and situated on the peaceful seaside where you can have some quiet time. There is not much to do here except taking walk along t...Read more
  9. Fritz Roeds Sculpture Park

    Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Themed like “A song about life” by the famous Sculptor Fritz Roed, this is a unique sculpture park which showcases the different verses of a song as a complete theme. The uniqueness of the park lies in the fact that the park leads you through theme of freedom, hope, peace, war, joy, caring and the complete zest of life. The park has about 10 sculptures that vary in size and style. T...Read more
  10. Sjofartsmonumentet

    4.3 (2 Votes)


    Sjofartsmonumentet is a monument that is situated in the sweet little town of Stavanger in Norway. Located in the city centre, this monument can be viewed from all four sides. Surrounded by waters on all sides, this monument is dedicated to all the great personalities who contributed to wards the advancement of the town of Stavanger within their respective fields. More about Stavanger Personal...Read more