My Stavanger

What to say about Stavanger? How to explain the smell of the sea, the sound of rain drops on the water, the cries of seagulls and the old wooden houses reflecting in the windows of modern buildings? How can we explain amazing taste of the fresh shrimps and a ray of sunshine on a sweaty glass of local beer? It is impossible to understand what you did not see - the horizontal rains and wind storms, springs with almost the southern sun and the dark snowless winters. And of course the people who live here in harmony with the nature and taking it for what it is, because there is no bad weather - only the wrong clothes.

In compassion with other European cities Stavanger very small, but it is a Great Town with long history. Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway. The history of the city goes back to the deep Middle Ages. Once Stavanger was a quiet trading town by the sea, and then became an important fishing port. Than became a biggest center of the fish canning industry. Discovery of the oil field off the coast of Norway in 1969 forever changed the fate and landscape of the city, filling it with an ebullient life.

The MyStavanger.com site has very simple structure - it is similar to computer hard drive. It is consist of folders and sub folders. Each folder have collection of photos with some description. You can choose what you want to see by clicking at photo icon. If you click at left top corner of the picture you will get a map with position from where the shoot was made. We hope it will be interesting for travelers and for local people as well.

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Here is most well known places around Stavanger. It is like places you have to visit before you die. One or two days will be enough for active tourist. It is just a small top of iceberg of interesting things you can discover here day by day. We will try to show little bit different Stavanger.