Eat, see and shop: Stavanger

Stavanger is a city in the southwestern part of Norway, where the weather is rainy and the people speak weirdly. I planned my trip in the beginning of spring and it was so lovely to visit a city full of colors. Even though Stavanger is not a big European city, like all Norwegian cities, there are many things to experience. And this post is all about them, my suggestions about what to see, where to eat and where to shop in Stavanger.

Eat: Fisketorget

This is the fish market in Stavanger, but it’s a fish market where not only can you buy fish, but you can also sit down and enjoy dishes with fresh fish. If this is your first time in Scandinavia, then I’ll suggest you try the fish soup. It’s a more or less traditional cream fish soup you have to try. But if you’re not into soups, you’ll also find other fish dishes in moderate prices (considering it’s Norway).

Shop: Syvende Himmel

If you like vintage style, then this is the shop for you. Full of colors and patterns and a lovely owner who looks like just like her shop. Through her I discovered Miss Patina and Emily and Fin. Now all I want to do is live in color.

Eat: Sjokoladepiken

To satisfy your sweet tooth, I would suggest a quick stop to Sjokoladepiken, or else the chocolate girl. They sell handmade chocolate and even offer workshops of chocolate making. The chocolate I got had goji berries, ginger and orange and was of course super dark.

See: Byparken and Breiavatnet

There a lake in the center of the city, Breiavatnet, and it’s so worth a visit if the weather is as beautiful as it was when I visited Stavanger. The park around it is beautiful. Whether you want to go for a run or a picnic, the choice is up to you.

Eat: #Hanekam


Now for coffee, assuming you don’t want your cup of Starbucks, but are into finding unique places, you have to visit Hanekam. It’s across the street from Syvende Himmel, in the same colorful area of Stavanger. It’s also one of the very few places you can order a frappe, which is important if you’re Greek.


Eat: Døgnvill

If you’re a burger lover, you have to stop by Døgnvill. This burger place, which has now opened in Trondheim, serves some delicious burger. I got a sandwich burger with sweet potato fries, my favorite side when it comes to burgers. If you’re vegetarian, don’t despair. They have some very delicious options for you as well.

There are several parts of Stavanger I didn’t get a chance to visit during my short 3-day stay, namely the petroleum museum that I’ve heard so much about and a couple of famous restaurants. I can’t wait to go back one day. What’s your impression of Stavanger?

ps. If I lured you into planning your Stavanger trip, then I suggest you schedule a road trip to one of Norway’s national routes near Stavanger.

  • It seems a lovely place for vacation!! Maybe some day… Great post!! 🙂

    • If you ever visit Norway, you may want to add this to your list. It’s a beautiful, not as cold as the North, place!