The Stavanger region
A historic city
The Stavanger region has many scenic attractions, among them the Lysefjord, Sola beach and the world famous Preikestolen ("the Pulpit Rock"). Preikestolen is located 604 metres above sea level and is the most visited attraction in the county of Rogaland. Lonely Planet named it the number one most breathtaking viewing platform in the world.
The Stavanger & Ryfylke region - grand nature with steep mountains and deep fjords. From outer reefs to sheltered villages. From steep vantage points to green valleys. Short distances to mountains and fjords. Wide-stretched beaches as far as the eye can see. Colourful culture and spectacular culinary highlights. Stavanger is the region's largest city with a population of around 130 000.
In 1969 the first oil field was discovered at Ekofisk south in the North Sea, which made the Stavanger Region a key player in the Norwegian economy.
Today, Stavanger is Europe's oil and energy capital, and the main source of income for the locals comes from working in the petroleum sector. This industry attracts different nationalities to the region, making it a highly international destination.