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Greater Stavanger - gateway to the world

The Greater Stavanger region has always looked to the sea as a gateway to the world – welcoming visitors from everywhere. As one of the largest and most important business and residential regions in Norway, the region has nearly 300,000 inhabitants in an area with plentiful natural resources, excellent infrastructure; the talented, experienced and friendly people make events a memorable experience for participants.

Some say that Norway’s history actually began here, with the first settlers arriving in small boats when the last ice age ended 10,000 years ago, and now the Stavanger region is a natural and accessible choice for events of all sizes, from the major events to smaller meetings, kickoffs, conferences and summits of all size. With nearly 40 hotels and 5,000 beds, cooperation between the business, civic, logistic and service sectors of this community ensures that the event participants have an enjoyable and productive stay.

The connection to both educational institutions and business is strong, a cooperation that results in many types of events being held here in the region. A dynamic university, a university hospital, various international research centers and the many specialized industries make the Stavanger region a competent and interesting host – and as capital of the Norwegian petroleum business for more than 30 years, Stavanger is a city with an international, cultural and professional atmosphere.

Friendly & Professional
This region is accessible, with everything within reach, friendly and professional. With more than 90 daily arrival flights to Stavanger Airport Sola, many direct from major European cities, short distances make many great adventures possible that will compliment the official programme for your event. All of this with great nature that is an adventure in itself - filled with variations, contrasts and inspiration. Whether you want beautiful scenery, living history, the pulse of the city or the best of culture, you’re in the heart of it all.
On one side the vast North Sea, on the other narrow fjords, protected bays and quaint islands. Extreme contrasts with pretty fields, rolling hills and extreme mountains. Wild, but sweet, picturesque, yet urban – this is Stavanger. Discover why the National Geographic Traveler has ranked the Norwegian fjords as the number one travelling destination in the world, and why Stavanger was chosen to be European Capital of Culture 2008.

The oil adventure began in the Stavanger Region 40 years ago – and continues to this day. Pictured is the Norwegian Oil Museum

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