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T H E STAV ANGE R REG I O N IN FJORD NORWAY TRAVEL TRADE MANUAL

GATEWAY TO LYSEFJORD AND THE FAMOUS PREIKESTOLEN-PULPIT ROCK CITY BREAK • GOURMET • SHORT DAY CRUISE • SELF DRIVE • ADVENTURE • HIKING MOTORCYCLE TOURS • FISHING • SKIING • SPA WEEKEND • SURFING BIRD WATCHING • STUDY TOURS

Air Service Development Initiative


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W E L CO ME TO TH E S TA VANGER R E GIO N GATEWAY TO LYSEFJORD, PREIKESTOLEN-PULPIT ROCK AND NATIONAL SCENIC ROUTE JÆREN

DEAR TOUR OPERATOR AND AIRLINE SALES TEAMS Within the pages of this travel trade manual, which is also available online for download, we have prepared a series of holiday packages that have been especially prepared to offer tour operators and airline leisure sales teams an easy to buy and sell solution in order to help you generate sales to the beautiful city of Stavanger and the surrounding fjord region in the southwestern part of Norway. All packages are made available from a special intranet area at: www.flySVG.com Here you will find a lot of information and useful links to learn more about our region. We hope that this package offer will make you able to sell ready to go solutions to a wide range of potential customers. The packages covers everything from urban city life to hiking, fishing and skiing. The packages reflect that there is plenty to do in this region all year round.

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Location Stavanger Reaching Stavanger by Air Today The Packages Stunning Stavanger (City Break 1) Special Stavanger (City Break 2) Escape to Stavanger (City Break 3) Gourmet Stavanger Adventure Stavanger Hike Stavanger Fly Bike Stavanger Bird Watching in Stavanger & Jæren

These packages can also be edited and adjusted to meet any specific requirements you might have. Accommodation can be chosen from the wide range provided by our partners to best fit your needs. All itineraries can be adjusted if you would like to include more activities, add another day to the program or in any way extend the stay. We will be delighted to help you fit this product to your target groups. For airlines considering the Stavanger region as a new, exciting market, Avinor can provide start-up aid. Norway’s state-owned airport operator will provide airlines with a range of incentives for new routes opened up to the airport. Details of these incentives can be found at: https://avinor.no/en/ aviation/route-development/incentives/ By supporting tour operators to actively market and sell holiday packages that offer the best selection of activities and

experiences from the Stavanger region with Jæren coast line and mountainous Lysefjord area, this process will help ensure Stavanger and its airline partners enable and sustain air service access, which is vital in supporting our tourism industry. The Region Stavanger Visitors & Convention Bureau welcomes you!

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GROWING STAVANGER’S AIR ACCESS Major tourism source markets for the Greater Stavanger Region where we need direct air services to support tour operators from these origin and beyond markets.

Tour operators looking to bring their clients into Stavanger and our packaged products have a choice of airlines and airline code share options in which to provide direct air flights into Stavanger or flights via other hubs and airlines via code share connections.

 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES Origin Airport

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Aberdeen Alicante Amsterdam* Antalya Barcelona Copenhagen Dubrovnik Edinburgh Esbjerg Frankfurt Gdańsk Katowice Kaunas Kraków London Heathrow London-Gatwick Malaga Málaga Manchester Milan Newcastle-upon-Tyne Nice Nice Palma de Mallorca Paris-Charles de Gaulle Reykjavik Riga Split Szczecin

SAS, Wideroe Flyr, SAS, Norwegian Air Shuttle KLM Norwegian Air Shuttle Vueling, Norwegian Air Shuttle SAS, Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Shuttle Loganair Danish Air Transport Lufthansa Wizz Air Wizz Air Wizz Air Norwegian Air Shuttle, Wizz Air SAS Norwegian Air Shuttle Flyr Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS SAS Loganair Norwegian Air Shuttle Flyr, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS Norwegian Air Shuttle, Flyr Norwegian Air Shuttle Play Air Baltic Norwegian Air Shuttle Wizz Air

 DOMESTIC ROUTES Origin Airport

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Bergen Bodø Harstad Oslo-Gardermoen Sandefjord Trondheim

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TH E PACKAGES TO HELP YOU GENERATE SALES TO THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF STAVANGER AND THE FJORD REGION OF WESTERN NORWAY

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STAVANGER CITY BREAKS

ADVENTURE STAVANGER

GOURMET STAVANGER

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HIKE STAVANGER

FLY BIKE STAVANGER

BIRD WATCHING IN STAVANGER & JÆREN

Three city break packages, fully guided and offering a short sea day cruise of Lysefjord, with a packed programme of experiences, attractions combined with superb hospitality.

A selection of some of the best hikes through amazing mountain and fjord scenery including Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock, and the famous Kjerag.

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A packed weekend of adventure in the mountains and fjords, in a programme expertly crafted to help guests get the very best adventure experience of western Norway.

Fly into Stavanger and rent a Kawasaki or KTM motorcycle and enjoy a bike trip across some of the most spectacular scenic road routes in Norway, taking bikers though breathtaking mountain and fjord scenery.

The only city in Norway to boast a two-star Michelin restaurant, and with another one-star Michelin restaurant, plus a number of other acclaimed restaurants, this special Gourmet weekend has been created to offer guests a fantastic food and drink extravaganza in Stavanger.

A fully guided bird watching tour of amazing wetlands and forests with over 400 bird species to tick off, with a number of rarities included.


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FLY FISH STAVANGER

DEEP SEA & NEAR COASTAL FISHING

STAVANGER SCHOOL STUDY TOUR

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SKI STAVANGER

STAVANGER’S HIDDEN GEMS

FLY DRIVE STAVANGER

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GOLF STAVANGER

FESTUNG STAVANGER

Fish for Salmon on the famous Suldalslagen River with extended season to the end of September, and also enjoy the amazing Salmon Safari, floating down the river to see the beautiful salmon close up.

Some of Norway’s best ski resorts are located within two hours of Stavanger. This fjord day cruise and ski combination offers short break or a week long vacation on the slopes of Sauda and Sirdal.

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SURF STAVANGER

Renowned for its incredible coastline, with giant Atlantic wave breakers, Stavanger is recognised as one of Europe’s best surfing destinations. This package is a must buy for surfers and those that want to try and learn this exciting watersport. Paddle boarding and fjord kayaking adds to the experience.

For fishing sports enthusiasts, this package includes fishing on great coastal, deep sea and fjord waters, with guests staying in beautiful waterside self-catering apartments.

For high school and university students, Stavanger has become a very popular study tour city. This package combines visits to a selection of museums and industries showcasing the transformation of Stavanger into a global energy and science based city.

This spa break package offers clients the opportunity to enjoy a world class spa break coupled with a leisurely programme of experiences venturing deep inside Stavanger’s hidden gem attractions.

With a mild climate that allow you to swing your clubs almost the whole year, why not come to the Stavanger region and combine some exciting days on the fairway with good food and a nice mix of courses within short distance. Play by the beach or on the mountain, with a rental car in the package, guests can choose.

There is no finer way to enjoy the spectacular mountain and coastal scenery than road tripping along world-class scenic roads. This package takes guests on a famous journey of adventure into stunning scenery and amazing fjord and harbour town destinations.

With a top modern airport and a large harbour, the Stavanger region was of major importance during WWII. This package allow history buffs to learn the story and see the remnants from the war, when Festung Stavanger was an important part in the Festung Norwegen defence barrier.

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A WORLD-CLASS CITY BREAK COMBINING A SPECTACULAR FJORD CRUISE OF LYSEFJORD, ONE OF NORWAY’S MOST STUNNING FJORDS, OFFERING AMAZING VIEWS OF THE WORLD FAMOUS PULPIT ROCK Season: All-year round Board: Half-board Nights: Three This fantastic city break weekend package has been especially designed to offer you one of the best and most spectacular city break weekends you could find anywhere in Europe. With its rich history, abundance of high quality attractions along with the acclaimed fjord cruise of Lysefjord on a groundbreaking electric cruise vessel, we can promise that the combination of activities, hospitality and food will deliver to you a weekend that will be flowing full of wonderful memories.

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The complete fully guided Stavanger City Break Tour – European Capital of Culture 2008 Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Cruise adventure Three restaurants in three hours – gourmet delight Virtual Reality Viking experience, Maritime Museum, Petroleum Museum & much more

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Arrive Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to their downtown hotel. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead of dinner that will take place at the hotel restaurant.

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The Ultimate Stavanger City Tour Following breakfast, your guide will collect you and take you on a fantastic tour of Stavanger, where they will reveal insights into the deep history of this amazing city that has done so much to shape the profile of Norway. This tour will help set the scene for your vacation and will help you navigate the locations of the main 10

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attractions that you will enjoy on your holiday. A visit to the Valberg Tower (Valbergtårnet) which was constructed from 1850 to 1853 and was the former observation tower of Stavanger, will provide you with a panoramic view of the city. A tour of Stavanger Cathedral, Norway’s oldest cathedral, which serves as a stunning centerpiece, really helps you get a feel for this amazing city. You will also take a walk through the “Street of Colours” which is decorated with incredible street art and boasts a wonderful array of coffee shops and bistros. Make a stop off at Chili Chocolate, to sample Stavanger’s best confectionary. You will stroll to the old town and take in the feeling of Old Stavanger, with narrow, cobbled streets and wooden houses. Your guided tour will last approximately two hours. After lunch, your programme will see you take in a selection of Stavanger’s museums and visitor attractions. For the afternoon of Day One, the itinerary will see you visit Stavanger’s most visited attraction, which is the Petroleum Museum, where you will learn all about Stavanger’s emergence as a global oil and gas city, followed by a walk across the harbour to the Viking House, where you will be treated to a virtual reality experience, sitting in a wooden longboat. The next attraction, is Stavanger’s Maritime Museum, which is located next to the Viking House and your day will be complete with a visits to Stavanger’s famous fish canning museum, located a short walk away in the Old Town, where you can learn about Stavanger’s early history as a centre of trade and tinning of fish Following free time, guests will head back to the hotel before preparing for a gourmet evening that will see you enjoy an amazing array of cuisine by dining at three of Stavanger’s finest restaurants, Fish & Cow, Nick & Jonnies and Renaa Matbaren. During your 3-hour gourmet journey you will be served two

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Four Star hotel accommodation half-board, with choice of hotel including; Thon Hotel Maritim, Radisson Blu Atlantic, Clarion Collection, Hotel Skagen Brygge, Clarion Hotel Energy, Scandic Stavanger City, Thon Hotel Maritim, Scandic Park Fully guided tour All activities and excursions Airport transfers

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superb signature dishes with exciting seasonal variations at each of the restaurants. Drinks are adapted to the dining experience you order along the way.

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Cruise the spectacular Lysefjord & Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Following breakfast, guests will head to Stavanger harbour and depart at 10:00 on a wonderful day cruise that gets you close up and personal with the majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) that reaches into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting Lysefjord cruise takes you to the wonderful and mysterious Vagabond’s Cave and up to the Hengjane Falls where you can feel the spray of mountain water. You will enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around and also where you can venture out on the spacious sundeck. Your vessel arrives back at Stavanger at approximately 13:00. Guests can then break for lunch before heading to Stavanger’s Museum

of Archaeology which showcases Rogaland’s prehistory with the help of antiquities and other archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Viking Ages and up to the end of the Middle Ages. Following your visit you will then head to Stavanger’s famous Lervig Craft Brewery, which is set in wonderful grounds and offers a nice round off to your day to enjoy sampling a range of craft beers or soft drinks, from this modern craft brewing micro pub and brewery.

DAY 4

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on tour operator net pricing, ground handling, tour guide & destination management, please contact Region Stavanger on T: +47 51 85 92 00, E: info@regionstavanger.com

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A WORLD-CLASS CITY BREAK OFFERING A SPECTACULAR FJORD CRUISE OF LYSEFJORD, ONE OF NORWAY’S MOST STUNNING FJORDS, PLUS A CRUISE TO THE STUNNING FLOR & FJÆRE PRIVATE ESTATE AND GARDENS Season: 19th May till 27th September Board: Half-board Nights: Three This fantastic city break weekend package has been especially designed to offer our clients one of the best and most spectacular city break weekends you could find anywhere in Europe. With its rich history, abundance of high quality attractions along with the acclaimed fjord cruise of Lysefjord, plus a short sea sailing to Flor & Fjære, a stunning country estate and gardens located on the island of Sør-Hidle, in the Stavanger archipelago, this stunning Stavanger weekend vacation is packed full of amazing attractions and experiences.

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The complete fully guided Stavanger City Tour – European Capital of Culture 2008 Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Cruise adventure Cruise to Flor Fjaere Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Concert & Stavanger Art Museum

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Arrive Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to their downtown hotel. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead of dinner at the hotel restaurant.

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The Ultimate Stavanger City Tour Following breakfast, your guide will collect you and take you on a fantastic tour of Stavanger, where they will reveal insights into the deep history of this amazing city that has done so much to shape the profile of Norway. The tour will help set the scene for your vacation and will help you navigate the locations of the main attractions that you will enjoy on your holiday. A visit to the The Valberg tower (Valbergtårnet) 12

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which was constructed from 1850 to 1853 and was the former observation tower of Stavanger, will provide you with a panoramic view of the city. A tour of Stavanger Cathedral, Norway’s oldest cathedral, which serves as a stunning centerpiece, really helps you get a feel for this amazing city. You will also take a walk through the “Street of Colours” which is decorated with incredible street art and boasts a wonderful array of coffee shops and bistros. You will stroll to the old town and take in the feeling of Old Stavanger, before stopping off for a light lunch.

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Four Star hotel accommodation half-board, with choice of hotel including; Thon Hotel Maritim, Radisson Blu Atlantic, Clarion Collection, Hotel Skagen Brygge, Clarion Hotel Energy, Scandic Stavanger City, Thon Hotel Maritim, Scandic Park Fully guided tour All activities and excursions Airport transfers

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Cruise to Flor & Fjære At 12:00, you will depart on the scenic cruise through Stavanger’s island archipelago towards Sør-Hidle, where you will disembark amongst a sea of flowers an begin your tour of Flor & Fjære. On arrival at the island, guides are ready to show you the beauty of the gardens and share their secrets and history of this amazing private estate. The garden tour will give you insight into 3 generations of passion and care of this wonderful floral and garden estate. Dinner will be served in the restaurant after your garden tour. Chef, André Mulder, presents a delicate, fresh dinner inspired by all the corners of the world, starting with his famous fish soup. You will arrive back in Stavanger early evening, before freshening up at your hotel ahead of your next surprise. Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Now your mind, body and soul is filled with Stavanger, we have arranged for you to have an evening of relaxation made possible by taking in a concert performance by Stavanger’s Symphony Orchestra at the Fartein Valen concert hall.

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Cruise the spectacular Lysefjord & Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Following breakfast, guests will head to

Stavanger harbour and depart at 10:00 on a wonderful day cruise that gets you close up and personal with the majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) that reaches into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting Lysefjord cruise takes you to the wonderful and mysterious Vagabond’s Cave and up to the Hengjane Falls where you can feel the spray of mountain water. You will enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around and also where you can venture out on the spacious sundeck. Stavanger Art Museum & More Your vessel arrives back at Stavanger at approximately 13:00. Guests can then break for lunch before heading to Stavanger’s Art Museum which draws its history roots from Stavanger’s art society of the mid 1800’s where its collection began in 1865. Today the museum is located in a wonderful park at Mosvannsparken where the museum boasts a collection of over 2,600 works. Chief among these are Norway’s largest Lars Hertervig-

collection and a steadily increasing number of paintings by Kitty Kielland. Guests will then head to the Cheese House, where you will experience a selection of locally produced award-winning cheeses and various small side dishes, helping give you a real feel of the wonderful produce the Stavanger region has to offer. Following free time, guests will head back to the hotel before preparing for a gourmet evening that will see you enjoy an amazing array of cuisine by dining at three of Stavanger’s finest restaurants, Fish & Cow, Nick & Jonnies and Renaa Matbaren. During your 3-hour gourmet journey you will be served two superb signature dishes with exciting seasonal variations at each of the restaurants. Drinks are adapted to the dining experience as you order along the way.

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Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on tour operator net pricing, ground handling, tour guide & destination management, please contact Region Stavanger on T: +47 51 85 92 00, E: info@regionstavanger.com

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RE-SET YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL WITH A WEEK IN ONE OF THE BEST CITY BREAK AND FJORD ADVENTURE REGIONS OF NORWAY Season: May-October Board: Half-board Nights: Eight Stavanger is widely recognised as one of the best city break destinations in Norway, with a vibrant food and drink scene, great nightlife, wonderful hospitality and a location blessed by being surrounded by some of the best mountain, adventure and fjord cruise experiences Norway has to offer. This special one week vacation package has been specially prepared to help you re-set your mind, body and soul as the global community emerges from these challenging times.

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Guided tour of Stavanger with visits to Canning Museum & Petroleum Museum Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Lysebotn Fjord Cruise Scenic trip to Egersund-Jøssingfjord- Helleren-Sogndalstrand Electric cycling of the Jæren Scenic Route Valleys Mountains & Fjords road trip Island Hopping

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Arrive in Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to your downtown hotel.

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City Tour and Museums Following breakfast, your guide will collect you and take you on a fantastic tour of Stavanger, where they will reveal insights into the deep history of this amazing city that has done so much to shape the profile of Norway. Following the tour, guest will be taken on a tour of the Canning Museum, which provides a deep insight into fish canning industry which was the main economic driver for Stavanger prior to the discovery of oil and gas. Then its off to the 14

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Petroleum Museum, which is one of Norway’s most visited and acclaimed museums, offering a fantastic insight into an industry that has shaped the fortunes of Stavanger. We have also included the option for guests of taking a Segway Tour around the city, which is a lot of fun. On returning to Stavanger, guests will head back to their hotel and dinner at the hotel or one of Stavanger’s many restaurants.

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Scenic Trip to Sogndalstrand Following breakfast, guests will be taken by coach on a scenic drive on highway RV44. The first stop will be in Egersund, a splendid harbour town and fishing village. You will enjoy lunch here before continuing on RV44 to Sogndalstrand. The winding road will take you to Helleren in Jøssingfjord, where you will see the iconic two small houses tucked in under the rock face. The journey takes you to Sogndalstrand, the first Norwegian municipality that joined the cittaslow (Good Living City Organization). This is a wonderful little gem tucked in on the banks of the river Sokno. The collection of woodens houses dates back to the 1700s and is listed as a cultural environment. After the visit in Sogndalstrand you will be venturing back to Stavanger.

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Pulpit Rock Following breakfast, guest will go on a hiking tour to Preikestolen, travelling to base camp via the world’s longest underground sea tunnel. On arrival at base camp and after a short briefing, you’ll embark on your hike of and after approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, you’ll reach the Preikestolen plateau, which offers amazing photography opportunities. Your will then hike back and transfer back to Stavanger for free time.

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The Joys of Jæren Following breakfast, guests will head to the Sola Strand Hotel, where you will pick up your electric bike and go on a tour of the surprising Jæren coast line. You will take in the best sights of Jæren on a relaxing and carefree trip, stopping off for lunch at the provincial town of Bryne before heading back to Stavanger.

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Into the Valleys, Mountains & Fjords Following breakfast, you will set off on an amazing journey to Lysebotn via the valley of Byrkjedal. Here you will see Gloppedalsura, an incredible rock scree which was the scene of an epic WW2 battle. You´ll continue to Sirdal Ski Resort before hitting the FV500, an incredible road with 27 hairpin turns that takes you on an amazing journey down to Lysebotn, where you can stop off to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. The journey back to Stavanger takes three hours by boat on the amazing Lysefjord.

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Four Star hotel accommodation half-board, with choice of hotel including; Thon Hotel Maritim, Radisson Blu Atlantic, Clarion Collection, Hotel Skagen Brygge, Clarion Hotel Energy, Scandic Stavanger City, Thon Hotel Maritim, Scandic Park Fully guided tour All activities and excursions Airport transfers

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Island Hopping the Stavanger Archipelago Following breakfast guest will be taken on a road trip, exploring the beautiful islands and skerries scattered around the coastline of Stavanger. The trip will take guests to Mosterøy, and the Utstein Kloster (monastery), then onto Rennesøy and Finnøy island. Guests will also visit the Fjøløy Fortress and the Fjøløy Lighthouse. Lunch will be taken on the tour before heading back to Stavanger by bus.

DAY 8

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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ESCAPE TO NORWAY’S CAPITAL OF CUISINE, AND STAY IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED RADISSON BLU ATLANTIC, AND ENJOY A MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT EXTRAVAGANZA Season: All-year round Board: Half-board Nights: Three Stavanger is the only city in Norway to boast a two-star Michelin Guide restaurant. It is a city renowned for its fine dining, fresh produce, seafood, café culture and nightlife scene that makes it one of Norway’s most buzzing seaside resorts and very popular city break destination.

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Michelin Star Restaurant Dining Stavanger City Tour & Food Walk Guided Tour of Lervig Brewery Cheese Tasting Chocolate & Confectionery Tasting Stavanger Seafood Market & Restaurant Fire Lake Barbecue

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Arrive in Stavanger and get set for the Fire Lake Restaurant On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey downtown to the Radisson Blu Atlantic. Following check in, guests are invited to meet and greet drinks where your tour guide will give a short presentation of your tour. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead of dinner. Your first night gets you off to a great start for your gourmet adventure, by dining in the in-house Fire Lake, a contemporary grill restaurant. This is a concept born in Minnesota and now available in Stavanger. With a strong Nordic influence, Fire Lake is an amazing barbecue grill restaurant, offering a truly stunning cuisine and dining experience, setting you up for the rest of your visit.

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Stavanger Food Walk & Delicacy Adventure Following breakfast, guests will be met by your local tour guide and then be taken on a fully guided city tour and the Stavanger Food Walk. 16

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You will take in the famous “Street of Colours” and then stop off at Chilli Chocolate, to sample glorious chocolate and confectionery delicacies made from local ingredients and exquisitely made by the expert chocolatier. Time for Seafood Following a further tour of the city, guest will then head to Stavanger’s famous fish market where you will sit down at the Fisketorget restaurant and enjoy the finest seafood on offer anywhere in Norway. The atmosphere is truly inspiring and you will get a real sense of the rich history Stavanger has as one of the main regions of Norway when it comes to fishing and seafood. Following lunch, guests can enjoy some free time in the city for sightseeing and shopping, before heading back to your hotel in preparation for dinner. A Night Under the Michelin Stars After your busy day, it’s time to unwind and relax. Guests will dine at the Two Star Michelin Restaurant, RE-NAA. Examples of delicacies included on the menu might be: • Squid, seaweed butter, salted lemon and black garlic • Dry-aged quail from Tau, young beetroot and salted cherries

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Toasted barley ice cream, almond and candied pine cone

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Lervig Brewery Tour & Sushi Stars After breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and head off for a tour of the Lervig Brewery, Stavanger’s award winning craft brewery, set in stunning surroundings, in the most affluent part of Stavanger. Here guests will undertake a full tour of the brewery and then try a range of speciality craft beers and relax and listen to the story of the brewery and the rich history of this area of Stavanger. Cheese after Beer From beer to cheese. On the way to your next stop for cheese tasting, there will be time for a virtual reality experience in the Viking House downtown. Just next to the quay side, you will board a longboat sailing experience and equipped with VR glasses and narration in English you will be taken on a fantastic virtual reality experience of what life was like as a Viking. After this experience you will head for the Ostehuset in the eastern part of the city. For almost 20 years, Ostehuset has left its mark on the food culture in Stavanger. Guests will be treated to a cheese tasting buffet, followed by lunch. After lunch you will have time to enjoy the bustling atmosphere in the city, before heading back to the hotel to prepare for the evenings highlight. Sushi Stars Your final evening of dining will see guests experience the fabulous Michelin Star SABI OMAKASE, Norway’s best sushi restaurant.

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Four Star hotel accommodation half board in the The Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, is one of the best hotels in Stavanger. Offering fjord, city and mountain views from the free top- floor gym and sauna, the eco-friendly Radisson Blu Atlantic is 3 minutes’ walk from Stavanger Central Station. WiFi is also free. Stavanger Old Town is 250m away. The rooms include air conditioning, cable TV and tea/coffee facilities. Each one has a private bathroom with a shower or bath-tub. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is 700m away. Stavanger Airport Sola is within 20 minutes’ drive. Airport shuttle buses stop directly outside the hotel. Independent reviews score Radisson Blu Atlantic as Stavanger’s top hotel. Fully guided tour Dining Reservations Airport transfers

You will sit at one of the ten seats at the counter to enjoy a multi-course sushi experience, with each element introduced and explained personally by your chef. Superlative Norwegian ingredients are prepared with exceptional skill and embellished with subtle modern touches. Sake or wine pairings accompany, delicacies including, Suimono, Nigiri and desert is the amazing Black Sesame Ice cream

DAY 4

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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ADVENTURE STAVANGER

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CLEAR YOUR MIND IN NORWAY’S MOUNTAIN CAPITAL AND ESCAPE FOR A SPECIAL CITY BREAK NATURE WEEKEND INCLUDING FAST SPEED FJORD RIB IN THE AMAZING LYSEFJORD Season: April-September Board: Half-board Nights: Three (or six) Group Size: Minimum 8 persons Why not shake off your cabin fever and head out to Stavanger, gateway to Norway’s famous Pulpit rock, recognised as one of the world’s most spectacular mountains. This package has been especially designed to offer our adventure hungry guests one of the best experiences of western Norway.

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Stavanger City Break Tour Clarion Hotel Stavanger & E-Twizy Fjord RIB Cruise Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock

DAY 1

Arrive in Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to your downtown hotel. Following check in, guests are invited to meet and greet drinks where your tour guide will give a short presentation of your tour. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead Photo: jaerruta.no

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of dinner that will take place at the hotel restaurant.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

DAY 2

Stavanger City Tour Following breakfast, guests will go on an exciting city excursion in an electric Twizzy, taking you to interesting places in and around Stavanger. You´ll pass by the Sword in the mountains, which marks the battle of Hafrsfjord where the Viking king Harald Hårfagre united Norway into one kingdom in 872. You will soak in the vibes of the amazing Sola beach, one of the nicest beaches in Norway, before you head to the neighbouring city of Sandnes, Stroll through the cozy main shopping street before you head back to Stavanger for lunch. RIB into Lysefjord After lunch, your group will head to the harbour in Stavanger change into waterproof wet suits and board your high powered RIB boat and head out into Lysefjord to get close up and personal to this amazing fjord. It is a breathtaking and exhilarating journey that lasts one hour, but offers fantastic views of this amazing fjord and where possible wonderful bird life and other marine animals such as seals. You will also see the amazing Preikestolen - the

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Pulpit Rock – hoovering 600 meters over the fjord.

DAY 3 (-6)

Scenic Trip to Sogndalstrand After breakfast, you will collect your rental electric bicycle and set off on a tour from Sola on the cycle trail to Jærruta, stopping off at a number of the scenic attractions scatted on the coastal trail that leads towards the fishing harbour of Egersund. Highlights on stage one include the Vitengarden Science Farm, Varhaug Old Church, Madland Harbour and the lighthouse and wetland nature reserve at Kvassheim. As well as a lot of scenic beaches. For guests choosing to cycle the whole Jærruta route, which is in 4 stages, you can overnight in Bryne, Holmavatn, Sirevåg and Egersund. All the stages offer fantastic scenery, exciting stopovers along the way, and a lot of fresh air! For guests who park their bikes in Bryne, will transfer back to your hotel for dinner.

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Four Star hotel accommodation half-board in the Clarion Hotel, located in the heart of Stavanger. The hotel features stunning views of Breiavatnet lake, the city harbour and is within walking distance of all the shopping, nightlife, cultural, and entertainment options that downtown Stavanger has to offer. The hotel has excellent dining in its in-house restaurant Guided tour All activities and excursions Airport transfers

DAY 4 (or 7)

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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HIKE STAVANGER

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A WEEKEND IN THE STUNNING NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINS SEEING THE FAMOUS PREIKESTOLEN (PULPIT ROCK) WATERFALLS & MUCH MORE Season: End of May - October Board: Half-board Nights: Four Group Size: Minimum 8, with transport back to Stavanger There is no doubt that Norway’s hiking capital is Stavanger. Offering world famous hiking attractions like Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock, the boulder at Kjerag and the spectacular waterfall at Månafossen, it is no wonder Hollywood production crews have chosen the mountains around Stavanger as the backdrop for movies such as Mission Impossible. With that in mind, we have put together a stunning hiking weekend package, that is fully guided with minibus transport that ensures you can experience the full range of hiking adventures during your packed weekend.

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Sunrise Hike of the stunning Pulpit Rock Månafossen waterfall Dalsnuten is the most visited peak on the east side of Gandsfjorden Hike the amazing boulder at Kjerag

DAY 1

Arrive in Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to the downtown Thon Hotel Maritim. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead of dinner that will take place at one of the many amazing restaurants in the city.

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Sunrise hike of the stunning Pulpit Rock with dinner at Firelake Following and early breakfast, guests will join together on a twilight-guided hike to Preikestolen and catch the sun rising over the amazing Lysefjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords. 20

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After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world´s longest undersea road tunnel. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, you’ll reach the Preikestolen plateau just before sunrise. After finding yourself a comfortable place to relax, you’ll watch as the first beams of sunlight climb over the horizon and illuminate the Lysefjord’s steep mountain walls. If conditions permit, on the way back down the trail, your guide will follow an alternate route to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which will take about 2-2.5 hours. Because it’s not found on any maps, the alternative trail avoids the crowds that typically ascend the mountain during the early afternoon, and therefore offers guests a more secluded experience. Back at the trailhead/Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, you’ll enjoy freshly-baked bread and a welldeserved (and delicious!) bowl of homemade soup before being transported back to Stavanger. After such an early start, guests can either relax back at the hotel or spend the hours before dinner to go exploring the city by themselves. Dinner will be taken at the Firelake, a

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contemporary grill restaurant concept, born in Minnesota and now available in Stavanger, known for its North American roots with a Nordic influence and located in the heart of the city.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

DAY 3

Step out to Sandnes After breakfast, guests will head to the neighbouring city of Sandnes and take a leisurely hike of Dalsnuten, the most visited peak on the east side of Gandsfjorden. It is an easy walk, but offers fantastic panoramic views of the region. Following this hike, you will then head to Månafossen, and climb up the mountain to be met at the top by one of Norway’s most amazing waterfalls. Guests will return back to their hotel, freshen up and then be treated to dinner at Ostehuset, one of the best café style restaurants in Stavanger.

DAY 4

Kjerag Following breakfast, guests will head to Kjerag, to undertake a challenging hike of the Ryfylke region, starting off at “The Eagle’s Nest” base camp your hike will deliver stunning views of Lysefjord before reaching the famous Kjerag Rock, where you will have an incredible photograph opportunity. After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes approximately 2 hours. You’ll then begin your 3-hour journey back to Stavanger. The guide will navigate over a mountain pass through the municipality of Sirdal and onward to the valley of Byrkjedal and the Byrkjedalstunet, which has been described as a miniature version of Norway.

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Four Star hotel accommodation half-board in the Thon Hotel Maritim, located in the heart of Stavanger. The hotel features stunning views of Breiavatnet lake and is in within walking distance of all the shopping, nightlife, cultural, and entertainment options that downtown Stavanger has to offer. The hotel has excellent dining in its in-house restaurant Fully guided tour All activities and excursions Airport transfers

The site includes a charming country hotel, a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a small-scale candle factory that also serves as an outlet for local artisans. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase traditional, hand-made arts & crafts, artisanal foods, wool designer wear, and carved wood souvenirs, amongst other treasures. This part of the tour lasts about 30 minutes. Guests will return back to their hotel and have dinner in the city.

DAY 5

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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FLY BIKE STAVANGER

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FLY INTO STAVANGER AND RENT A MOTORCYCLE AND SPEND THE WEEKEND ON SOME OF NORWAY’S MOST SPECTACULAR SCENIC ROUTES INCLUDING THE BREATHTAKING FV500 LYSEBOTN PAS AND NAVIGATE THE MAGMA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK. Season: May-September Board: Half-board Nights: Three Why not take a short flight to Stavanger Norway and rent a new Kawasaki Versys or a KTM Adventure motorcycle from our partners at AllSuperMoto and spend the weekend motorcycling on some of the best scenic mountain and fjord hugging roads in Europe.

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Stay in Sandnes at the Kronen Gaard Hotel- Historic Hotel of Norway and Bikers Favourite Visit Vitenfabrikken Tempo Motorcycle Museum Magma UNESCO Global Geopark Coastal Drive on the spectacular Highway 44 Grand Hotel Egersund Norwegian Historic Hotel Explore Egersund FV500 Lysebotn Pass with 27 hairpin turns

DAY 1

Arrive in Stavanger on Thursday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and subject to your arrival time you will transfer to AllSuperMoto to collect your motorcycle. There is a choice of Kawasaki Versys or KTM Adventure motorcycles. Both machines are perfect for motorcycling on Region Stavanger’s mountainous, coastal and fjord hugging roads. From AllSuperMoto, you will make the short journey to Sandnes where you will check into the Kronen Gaard hotel, one of Norway’s Historic Hotels and favourite amongst the biker community. Following check in, you will receive

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a short briefing of your tour by your motorcycle guide ahead of dinner in the hotel.

DAY 2

Frafjord, Byrkjedal & Lysebotn Pass on Friday Following breakfast, you will head out on the E39 highway and set off on an amazing journey to Lysebotn. At Ålgård, you will turn left onto the RV45 highway, a stunning road that takes you on a wonderful scenic route where you can stop off in the tranquil valley of Frafjord, or at Byrkjedalstunet in the valley of Byrkjedal, which has been described as a miniature version of Norway. The site includes a charming country hotel, a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a small-scale candle factory that also serves as an outlet for local artisans. It’s a chance to stop off for coffee, before taking a short detour to Gloppedalsura, an incredible rock scree which was the scene of an epic WW2 battle between the Norwegian and German soldiers. Your journey then takes you through incredible mountain scenery offering views as good as you will find anywhere in Europe. You will pass through the Sirdal Ski Resort before reaching the petrol station at Sinnes, another location where you can take a break. You will head further north, before turning off onto FV986 heading towards Lysebotn. This is another beautiful stretch of road that then transforms into FV500, an incredible winding road that takes you through 27 hairpin turns on an amazing journey down to Lysebotn, where you can stop off relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. You can choose to take the journey back to Sandnes by car ferry, cruising down beautiful Lysefjord taking in views of Pulpit Rock. Be mindful that the ferry has to be pre-booked. The journey back to Sandnes is via Lauvik which takes three hours, where you will check back into Kronen Gaard. The ferry departs at 3:30pm.

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DAY 3

Off to Egersund and Sogndalstrand on Saturday Following breakfast, you will take a short journey into Sandnes and take a tour of Vitenfabrikken where there is a small exhibition of the Tempo motorcycle, one of the world’s early motorcycles, developed and built in Sandnes by the industrialist and bicycle manufacturer Jonas Øglænd. From here you will take the wonderful drive on the Norwegian National Scenic Route Jæren Highway 44. The route hugs the coastline and offers the chance to stop off and see the Varhaug Church, one of the smallest churches in Norway, and Kvassheim lighthouse, one of the many lighthouses along the coast of Jæren. The route takes you through the spectacular Magma UNESCO Global Geopark, offering incredible scenery, with numerous stop off points offering stunning photography opportunities. On arrival in Egersund, you can take a

Four Star hotel accommodation in the Kronen Gaard Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants of Norway. This bikers favourite is a 5minute drive from Sandnes city centre and offers regional cuisine, a large garden and free Wi-Fi and parking. Stavanger Airport Sola is a 15-minute drive away. The hotel lies by Highway 13, which directly leads to the Pulpit Rock, a 1-hour drive and ferry ride away. Motorcycle Rental

stop off in the town and take in the wonderful harbour side scenery, with options to visit the leading attractions such as the Dalane Folkemuseum and the Fayancemuseum. Following lunch at the Grand Hotel Egersund, you will take the short scenic trip to Sogndalstrand, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rogaland, and the only village in Norway where both the wooden buildings from the 1700's and 1800's and the surrounding cultural landscape are listed. You will then take the scenic journey back to Kronen Gaard for dinner. We recommend taking the short 15 minute ride into Stavanger in the evening where bikers gather around the harbour side which is a regular meeting point.

DAY 4

Departure on Sunday Following breakfast, guests will check out and drop off their motorcycle at AllSuperMoto.

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BIRD WATCHING IN STAVANGER & JÆREN ENJOY A CITY BREAK AND BIRD WATCHING AT NORWAY’S LEGENDARY BIRDING SITES IN STAVANGER COASTAL ARCHIPELAGO AND JÆREN, NORWAY’S BIRDING EL DORADO Season: April-September Board: Half-board Nights: Three The Jæren region has the richest avifauna in Norway. About 400 species have been recorded, placing Norway’s southwestern most county as one of the best birding spots anywhere in Europe. This birding holiday, is fully guided and also offers trips from Stavanger harbour, reaching the archipelagos and seabirds all the year around, with trips out to Lindøy and Langøy islands.

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Stay in a choice of hotel’s including: Sola Strand Hotel, Beachfront Classic Hotel incorporating the Nordsjøbadet Spa or Kronen Gaard Historic Hotel in Sandnes Birding Guide Boat trips to Stavanger’s Archipelago Over 400 birds species

DAY 1

Arrive in Stavanger on Thursday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to their hotel of choice.

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DAY 2

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Birding on the Archipelago on Friday Following breakfast, your guide will accompany you into Stavanger for a short city tour before heading out on a boat trip to Lindøy and Langøy islands. You can bird watch on the way, where there are White Tailed Eagles and an abundance of other birds.

BIRDING TICK LIST INCLUDES

• Great Northern Diver • Great Northern Shrike • Grey-headed Woodpecker • King Eider • Pine Grosbeak • Auks • Black Woodpecker • Bluethroats • Common Swifts • Cormorants • Cranes • Crossbill • Cuckoos • Tits • Divers • Dotterels • Finches • Flycatchers • Gannets • Golden Eagles • Grasshopper • Subalpine warblers (plus the eight common warblers • Great Eagle Owl • Grebes • Nutcrackers, Ospreys • Pectoral Sandpiper • Peregrine Falcon • Red-throated Diver • Red-backed shrike • Redstarts, Robins • Spotted Redshank • Temminck Stint • Tengmalms Owl • Thrushes • Wagtails • Warbler • Wheatears • Whinchats • White Tailed Eagles • Woodpeckers • Wrynecks

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Four Star hotel accommodation in the Sola Strand Hotel & Spa, a beachfront classical hotel, just a few minutes from the airport or the Kronen Gaard Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels & restaurants of Norway located in Sandnes about 20 minutes from Jæren Fully guided bird watching tour

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You will also enjoy sightseeing on these amazing islands, whilst hiking and birding.

DAY 3

Birding in Jæren on Saturday Following breakfast, your guide will collect you and your day of birding will begin on the Jæren. Expect to see hordes of arctic waders. In the breaks and sheltered bays dabbling and diving ducks share territory with divers, grebes, auks and cormorants. Small fishing harbours along the coast are favourite haunts for large numbers of gulls. Your guide will also take you into the “JærWoods” with Yellow-browed Warbler, Pallas` Warbler, Citrine Wagtail in abundance. In autumn the conifer and spruce plantations are alive with crossbills, different tits, woodpeckers, owls, nutcrackers and pine grosbeaks. Black woodpecker, Tengmalms owl, Great eagle owl and Grey headed woodpecker are all recorded in this area.

Your guide will accompany you to lunch, before more birding and your return back to your hotel.

DAY 4

Back to Jæren on Sunday Following breakfast and depending on the itinerary set by your bird guide, you will spend another day birding the Jæren coast and also check out some of the special sites along the way. Lunch will be taken at a local café, before returning to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 5

Departure on Monday Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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FLY FISH STAVANGER

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SALMON & BROWN TROUT FISHING ON THE INCREDIBLE SULDALSLÅGEN RIVER, ONE OF NORWAY’S BEST SALMON FISHING RIVERS, INCLUDING THE AMAZING MO LAKSGARD WORLD-FAMOUS SALMON SAFARI Season: 15th July to 1st October (Salmon), 1st May to 1st October (Brown Trout) Board: Bed and Breakfast Nights: 4 or more Capacity: 40 Persons/22 Bedrooms Catch: Salmon & Brown Trout Why not venture into Norway this fishing season and head for Stavanger – Western Norway and fish the river Suldalslågen, one of the largest rivers in Western Norway. Mo Laksegard will be your local tour operator, where they manage a number of excellent beats, which include Mo/Litlehaga/Berge, Førland III, Hoftun and Steine/Underbakke.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Extended salmon season to 1st October Four private beats Mo Laksgard famous Salmon Safari Salmon Studio Tour

Located just 2.5 hours from Stavanger Airport Sola, the Suldalslågen region and the Suldal River is known for it’s very large salmon and is one of Norway’s best kept fly fishing secrets. It is not uncommon to catch salmon over 10 kg, and each year there are salmon caught regularly weighing over 20 kg. In addition to wonderful fishing, guests can also enjoy the unique Salmon Safari, where guests adorn dry suits, face masks and snorkels and following safety briefing and swimming pool training, head to the River Suldalslågen before entering the water and floating down the river where the clear waters offer the opportunity to see the amazing salmon and trout in their real habitat.

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Hoftun: 1 km long beat. Cabin with 6 bedrooms next to the beat, with 4 rods Steine/Underbakke: Salmon fishing with a variety of pools suited for both spoon and fly fishing Førland III: Salmon fishing in one of the best beats for fly fishing in the river 1.6km long Mo/Litlehaga/Berge: Salmon fishing with a variety of good pools suited for both spoon and fly fishing Photo: Mo Laksegard

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Accommodation at Mo Laksgard. All cabins and apartments are fully equipped with an oven, refrigerator, washing machine, and everything else you need. This includes a radio,TV and WIFI. There is garden furniture and outside grill. Some of the units also include a wood burning stove. In total there are beds for up to 40 guests that can be accommodated in 22 bedrooms. Guests can either rent a cabin and self cater or enjoy Mo Laksgard hotel service with a minimum of 8 guests. Fully guided with waders suit

guests settle in depending on whether they stay at the main guest house Mo Laksgard or at one of the riverside cabins.

DAY 2 TO 3

Fishing & Preparation Following breakfast, you will take a short – guided tour of the river and the beats, before joining up with your guide for your day of fishing.

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DAY 4

Tour of Suldal and Salmon Safari Following breakfast guests will be taken on a short tour of Suldal which includes a visit to the Salmon Studio at Sandsfossen falls, where guests can peer through two large windows directly into the Suldalslågen River and watch the powerful salmon make their way upstream to spawn. After lunch, guests will go on the Salmon Safari at Mo Laksgard.

DAY 5

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DAY 1

Check in Guests can be collected or car rental can be arranged. Transfer time takes just over two hours and takes you through some incredible scenery through the famous Discovery Route to the quaint village of Sand. On arrival, Bjorn Moe and the team from Mo Laksgard will help

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Departure on Monday Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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DEEP SEA & NEAR COASTAL FISHING

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ENJOY FISHING IN THE STAVANGER REGION STAYING AT SOLVÅG FJORDFERIE, A NEAR COASTAL, DEEP SEA AND FJORD FISHING RESORT Season: April-September Board: Half-board Nights: Three to seven Located at Fister on the coast of Ryfylke, fjord region, just one hour north of Stavanger and with over 40 boats for rental, the Solvåg FjordFerie fishing resort is a favoured destination for near coastal and deep sea fishing enthusiasts, especially from Germany, UK, Russia and the Baltic states. We have an abundance of high quality apartments that are located about 50 meters from the water, and where they all have a panoramic view. All cabins and apartments have fully equipped kitchens.

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Choice of over 40 boats to rent High quality waterside self-catering apartments Boats can be equipped with sonar equipment & GPS with navigation charts Fish preparation Optional day trips to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) or Kjerag

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FISHING TICK LIST INCLUDES

Cod: The most common of the Norwegian fish species. Flounder and other flatfish: Mostly found in Southern Norway Haddock (hyse/kolje): Found in Fjord Norway Mackerel (makrell): A popular catch in Southern Norway where cod is less present than it used to be. Can be found all over the coast. Wolffish: Found in Fjord Norway and northward. Sea trout: A popular catch. Coalfish: The season is in May and June. Exists all along the coast. The best fishing spots are in Fjord Norway. Tusk: Found in deep water. Hake: This species lives deep down in the fjords and is therefore especially rewarding to catch. Plaice: Light tackle fishing in the autumn. Can be up to 95 cm and weigh 8 kg.

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DAY 1

Arrive in Stavanger On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to Solvåg FjordFerie.

DAY 2 TO 6

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Fishing Guests will be taken on a short tour of Solvåg FjordFerie and an introduction into near coastal and deep-sea fishing and what to look forward to during the days ahead. Equipment rental will be made available. Guests will also be given instruction on how to sail and navigate your boat along with a health and safety briefing. Your fishing vacation will then begin. In nearby Fister, there is a local grocery store where you can stock up on food and other essential supplies. Alternatively, you can head up the coast to Hjelmeland where there are more shops and a restaurant.

Days Out Should guests be interesting in exploring the region, we can arrange for guided tours of Preikestolen, Kjerag, plus visits to our fruit farm and to other tremendous visitor attractions such as the famous garden estate at Flor & Fjære.

DAY 7

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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STA VA NG E R SCHOOL STU DY T O U R HISTORY & ENERGY STUDENT STUDY TOUR STAVANGER – NORWAY MEET THE VIKINGS AND MUCH MORE

Season: All year Board: Half-board Nights: Three Region Stavanger has prepared this special school study tour that combines Viking history and helps educate students on the transition Stavanger has made from its early beginnings as one of Norway’s oldest cities and hub of activity for the Vikings to its evolution to become one of the world’s major oil and gas cities and its future transition into a renewable energy city.

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Clarion Collection Hotel – Skagen Brygge Viking Virtual Realty & much more Stavanger Maritime Museum Royal Residence of Stavanger Tour Norwegian Petroleum Museum Renewable Energy Tour Stavanger City Tour

DAY 1

Arrive Stavanger and check-in On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, school group will transfer to the Clarion Collection Hotel in the Skagen harbour area of Stavanger. Following check in students will be given a

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presentation on Stavanger to include details of its history and economic development, plus a full briefing on the itinerary, health and safety. Dinner will be taken at one of Stavanger´s many good restaurants.

DAY 2

Stavanger Viking & Maritime History Tour Following breakfast, students will head out to the Viking House to enjoy a full virtual realty Viking experience. The Viking Tour will bring back the Viking kingdom and its fascinating myths and legends. Afterwards students will head to Stavanger’s famous canning museum

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to learn about the city’s rich fishing industry history, before heading to Stavanger Maritime Museum, and learn more about Norway’s rich seafaring traditions. There will also be a visit visit to the Viking exhibition at The Archaeological museum. Next on the program is a bus tour that include a stop at Swords in Rock Monument, where the brutal battle that united Norway took place. Students will also explore the longhouses at the Iron Age Farm. We have also included a trip out to Vitenfabrikken - Sandnes Science Factory which opened in May 2008 and is a science museum with exhibitions about mathematic, astronomy, chemistry, physics, art, and technology. The history of Sandnes as well as regional history are showcased in the museum. In June 2013 a new exhibition called 100% energy was opened. As a part of the exhibition, the Science Factory has their own Tesla Coil. After the visit students will head back to the hotel for free time before heading out for dinner.

Four Star hotel accommodation at the The Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge, located in central Stavanger. The hotel occupies a great harbor-side location. It offers free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast buffet and stunning views of the Vågen Fjord. Stavanger’s Old Town is 5 minutes away. A flat-screen TV and work desk are standard features in each room. All have views over a small park or the fjord. A free evening buffet is available from 18:00 to 20:00. Activities and entrance

DAY 3

Energy City history visit to Stavanger Petroleum Museum Following breakfast, students will head to Stavanger’s famous Petroleum Museum, where they will learn all about Norway’s discovery of oil and gas off shore and what this meant for the evolution of Stavanger’s economy to become one of the world’s leading energy cities. After lunch, students will then enjoy a tour of Stavanger to include a visit to the Nuart Street Art tour and the colourful Fargegata area.

DAY 4

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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SKI STA VA NG E R

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WEEKEND BREAK OR ONE WEEK VACATION SKIING. TRY THE ONE-OFA-KIND SKIING EXPERIENCE WITH SHORT SAIL FJORD CRUISE TO THE SLOPES OF SAUDA Season: Winter (January-March) Board: Half-board Nights: Three or seven Why not try a different ski experience this winter in Stavanger, where we offer a combination of short weekend or one week ski vacation in family friendly Sauda and Sirdal. Benefit from the Stavanger city experience combined with skiing and cruising the fjords. In partnership with Rødne Fjord Cruise and Scandic Stavanger Park Hotel, this special ski and snowboard vacation offers readers a wonderful short sail fjord cruise and winter sports combination. You can also choose to extend your stay and spend one week of skiing at Sirdal, one of Norway’s best ski resorts, located just 1.5 hours from Stavanger.

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Skiing in Sauda with a short sail fjord cruise Ski Sirdal for a longer vacation Stay in Scandic Park Stavanger Three restaurants in three hours Stavanger City Tour

This special weekend break package gives guests the opportunity to stay in Stavanger and ski in Sauda, where guests sail out on Saturdays and Sundays for a weekend on the best slopes in western Norway. Sauda has five runs, including a sixkilometre trail, plus a 5,200-skier per hour lift capacity, a 200-meter magic carpet, children’s hill, snowboard park, groomed Nordic trails, ski rentals, instructors, ski shop and a cafe. After skiing its back to après-ski at Stavanger’s Beverly Hills Fun Pub, where the ski racks are waiting, the mood is rising and the hits keep coming. You can also extend your holiday by heading out to Sirdal, another great ski resort.

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Photo: Scandic Stavanger Park

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Photo: Fish & Cow

DAY 1

Arrive Stavanger on Friday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to the downtown Scandic Stavanger Park Hotel, one of Stavanger’s nicest hotels. Following check in, guests are invited to meet and greet drinks where your tour guide will give a short presentation of your tour. Guests can then enjoy free time ahead of dinner in one of the city’s great restaurants.

DAY 2

Ski Sauda This package covers one day of skiing in Sauda where following breakfast, guests will head to Stavanger’s Strandkaien wharf, and embark on the scenic two hour cruise north through Stavanger’s archipelago on the Rødne Fjord Cruise. Your ski cruise departs at 8 am and arrives at the Ropeid harbour terminal, where there is a waiting bus, which transfers guests to the Sauda Ski Centre, where you arrive at 10 am. Following a full day of skiing, guests will depart Sauda at 4pm and arrive back at Stavanger at 6:30 pm, disembark and walk straight into Stavanger’s Beverly Hills Fun Pub for après-ski drinks.

Photo: Renaa Matbaren

Three Restaurants in Three Hours Saturday night will see guests eat at three of Stavanger’s finest restaurants, Fish & Cow, Nick & Jonnies and Renaa Matbaren. During your 3-hour gourmet journey you will be served two superb signature dishes with exciting seasonal variations at each of the restaurants. Drinks are adapted to the dining experience you order along the way.

DAY 3

Ski Sirdal Following breakfast, guests will transfer to Sirdal for a days skiing. The journey takes 1.5 hours by bus.Those guests who are booked on the week vacation will check out of the hotel and check into Sirdal Ski Resort Apartments. Those guests who are on the weekend vacation will head back to Stavanger following a days skiing in Sirdal. Sirdal is a traditional ski resort located in the south west of Norway. With four mountains featuring a total of 15 lifts/T-bars and 45 ski runs, Sirdal is among the biggest and most

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Four Star hotel accommodation at the The Stavanger Park Hotel, located just 200 yards from Stavanger Train Station and 500 metres from the harbour. Sirdal Resort Apartments have ski-to-door access, water sports facilities, and free WiFi. All rooms boast a kitchenette and a private bathroom. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Ski apartments in Sirdal Ski cruise and transfers Skiing passes Airport transfers

easily accessible snow-sport regions of Fjord Norway. And the best thing is that there is something for all snow-sport enthusiasts, whether you are a carver, freerider, new-school skier, ski-tourer, night-skier, snowboarder or cross-country enthusiast.

DAY 4

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola on Monday. Week vacation guests will depart on the Saturday.

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STA VA NG E R’S H I D D E N G E MS NORWEGIAN SPA & WELLNESS WEEKEND GETAWAY

Season: All year round Board: Half-board Nights: Three Norway is recognised globally for its magnificent fjords, spectacular mountains and wonderful nature leaving many inspired to head to Norway to help refresh the mind and seek out wellness and relaxation. This Stavanger spa weekend, offers guest the opportunity to immerse themselves for a few days of complete relaxation, whilst at the same time enjoying some of the hidden gems on offer here in the Stavanger region.

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Sola Strand Hotel, beachfront hotel and member of Historic Hotels & Restaurants, incorporating the Nordsjøbadet Spa Kayak & SUP paddling in the tranquil Frafjord Spa treatment in Frafjord Shopping and sightseeing

DAY 1

Arrive Stavanger on Thursday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to the beachfront Sola Strand Hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival and after check in, you can head to the Nordsjøbadet Spa. Nordsjøbadet Spa offers professional spa treatments and spa facilities, all inspired by wonderful surroundings. There are eight treatment rooms, a pool with counter-current, three saunas, a cold plunge pool and luxurious relaxation areas. Treatments include; Cinderella Treatment (50 min) a classic facial treatment using the Marine Collagen program. Indoceane Massage (50 min) a treatment using techniques and scents inspired by the mystique and beneficial elements from the East. 34

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Photo: Sola Strand Hotel

Photo: Sola Strand Hotel

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Photo: Sola Strand Hotel

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Four Star hotel accommodation at the Sola Strand Hotel & Spa, a beachfront classical hotel, just a few minutes from the airport. The hotel is member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of charming hotels with a distinctive character and a unique history Spa and wellness treatment Mid-size car rental Activities

Photo: Sola Strand Hotell

Dinner is served in the hotel´s excellent restaurant. Adjacent to the lobby is Strandbaren, a pleasant bar perfect for those looking to enjoy a drink or a light meal. You can sample wines and enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif in our famous wine cellar, a former Second World War bunker.

DAY 2

Spa Day and head to Stavanger on Friday Following breakfast, guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments at the hotel. Also use the opportunity to take a stroll on the sandy, white beach. It is 2 km long, and is a very popular for walks by the locals.

Photo: Liv Kristina Jehl

After lunch pick up a rental car at the nearby airport car rental and drive to Stavanger for an exciting day of sightseeing, shopping and good food in the city. .

DAY 3

Fun in Frafjord on Saturday After breakfast guests take the one hour journey to the amazing Frafjord, with stunning scenic views. Afterwards you can paddle on a Stand Up Paddle board on the tranquil and idyllic Frafjord. There is also a choice of using kayak. Enjoy a wonderful spa treatment at the Frafjord Spa before heading back to your hotel at Sola. You can choose to have your dinner in the hotel in the evening, or you can head for one of Stavanger´s many restaurants

Photo: Sola Strand Hotell

DAY 4

Departure on Sunday Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola on Sunday.

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F LY D R I VE STA VA NG E R

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SPEND THE WEEKEND DRIVING ON NORWAY’S MOST SPECTACULAR SCENIC ROUTES INCLUDING THE BREATHTAKING FV500 LYSEBOTN PASS. NAVIGATE THE MAGMA GLOBAL UNESCO GEOPARK WITH OVERNIGHT IN THE GRAND HOTEL EGERSUND Season: May to end of October Board: Half-board Nights: Three or Four

This self-drive package comes with your own set of maps and has been especially designed to offer our adventure hungry clients a stunningly beautiful road trip delivering truly outstanding routes into spectacular landscapes, like of which can only be found in Stavanger and western Norway.

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Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger and dining at Renaa Matbaren Magma UNESCO Global Geopark Coastal Drive on the spectacular Highway 44 Grand Hotel Egersund, a Norwegian Historic Hotel Wet Suit Coasteering Explore Egersund The 27 hairpin turns on FV500 to Lysebotn

DAY 1

Arrive Stavanger on Thursday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and you will collect your car rental and transferred on the short journey to your hotel. Following check in, guests are invited to meet and greet drinks where your tour guide will give a short presentation of your tour. For dinner, guests will dine at Renaa Matbaren, one of Stavanger’s best bistro’s where the finest meat and fish delicacies are specially prepared and chargrilled to form a selection of exquisite recipes.

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Guided City Tour & Egersund Road Trip on Friday Following breakfast, you will check out of your hotel ahead of taking on a short city guided tour of Stavanger taking in the main city attractions, including the “Street of Colours” 36

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Stavanger Cathedral and the Valberg Tower. After coffee at Chilli Chocolate, you will begin the first part of your road trip adventure. Off to Egersund The first part of your road trip begins where on leaving Stavanger, you will take the wonderful drive on the Norwegian National Scenic Route Jæren Highway 44. The route hugs the coastline and offers the chance to stop off and see the Varhaug Church, among the smallest churches in Norway, and Kvassheim lighthouse, one of the many lighthouses along the coast of Jæren. The route takes you through the spectacular Magma UNESCO Global Geopark, offering incredible scenery, with numerous stop off points offering stunning photography opportunities. You will take in the Trollpikken rock formation, before heading to try your hand at Coasteering, the natures own fun park. You will go out into the ocean in wetsuit, shoes, helmet and vest to explore the sea and climb rock formations and jump off from cliffs. A thrilling experience! Afterwards you will arrive in Egersund and check into the Grand Hotel Egersund, a historic classical hotel founded in the 1800's. The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of Norway and is a key feature of the town owing to its central location and stand out architectural presence. Egersund is steeped in history and is one of the best natural harbours in Norway and a leading fishing port. In the evening and back at the Grand Hotel, guests can enjoy drinks in The Grand Wine Cellar, a classy and atmospheric lounge and piano bar followed by a wonderful dinner at the Eigra kitchen & bar where you will be treated to an excellent menu of local cuisine.

DAY 3

Road Trip Spectacular on FV500 Lysebotn Pass Following breakfast, you will check out and head out on the E39 highway heading back towards Stavanger. At Vikeså, you will turn right onto the FV503, a stunning road that takes you to the Gloppedalsura, an incredible rock scree which was the scene of an epic WW2 battle between the Norwegian and German soldiers. Next you pass by Byrkjedalstunet, which has been described as a miniature version of Norway. The site includes a charming country hotel, a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a small-scale candle factory that also serves as an outlet for local artisans. Your journey then takes you through incredible mountain scenery on the FV975,

Photo: Eduardo Grund

Photo: Jan Ove Grastveit

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offering views as good as you will find anywhere in Europe. You will head further north, before turning off onto FV986 heading towards Lysebotn. This is another scenic stretch of road that transforms into FV500, an incredible winding road with 27 hairpin turns that takes you on an amazing journey down to Lysebotn, where you can stop off relax and enjoy the mazing scenery. You can drive back to Stavanger or choose to take the journey back to Stavanger by car ferry and cruise down beautiful Lysefjord taking in views of Pulpit Rock. The journey back to Stavanger is via Lauvvik which takes three hours, where you will check back into the Clarion Hotel for dinner. The ferry departs at 3:30pm

Four Star hotel accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger, located in downtown Stavanger, opposite the Breiavatnet lake and within easy walking distance to restaurants, museums and shops. Accomodation in Egersund is at Grand Hotell Egersund, located downtown and a member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants Mid-size car rental Activities

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Extend your stay with a Stavanger City Break We can also include an option for guests the stay one extra night, where we can take our fantastic Stavanger fully guided city tour, offering great visitor attractions and wonderful gourmet experiences.

DAY 4

Departure on Monday Following breakfast guests will head out to Stavanger Airport Sola for return of rental car and check-in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on tour operator net pricing, ground handling, tour guide & destination management, please contact Region Stavanger on T: +47 51 85 92 00, E: info@regionstavanger.com

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SUR F STA VA NG E R

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HANG LOOSE AND TAKE THE AMAZING SURF BREAKERS ON THE SANDY SHORES SOUTH OF STAVANGER FOR A WEEKEND OF SURFING AND MORE

Season: All year round Board: Half-board Nights: Three Capacity: Groups of 10 You will be amazed by the sandy beaches in the Stavanger region. They are dotted along the coast of Jæren, where the waves crash in and offer the best surfing conditions in Norway. The beaches at Sola, Hellestø, Bore and Brusand, boast amazing surfing, where we have put together a special weekend surfing package where you can enjoy amazing surfing and the buzz of Stavanger, one of Norway’s most vibrant cities.

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Boretunet, a trendy self-catering style accommodation for surfers Surf School World class surfing conditions

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Arrive Stavanger on Thursday On arrival at Stavanger Airport Sola, guests will be greeted and transferred on the short journey to the Boretunet surf camp. Photo: Boretunet / Kristine Tofte

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Photo: Boretunet / Kristine Tofte


Photo: Sune Eriksen

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Self-catered studio at Boretunet surfer camp Surf board tuition and equipment rental World class surfing conditions Transfers

Photo: Boretunet / Kristine Tofte

Photo: Sola Strand Hotel

Photo: @alexvoyer

DAY 2

Surf Stavanger on Friday The Boretunet is a trendy self-catering style accommodation. Following breakfast, get into your wetsuit and collect your surfboard. You start with a surfschool introduction where you receive instructions from the surf instructor. As you live directly on the beach, head out to the surf independently if you are a seasoned surfer.

DAY 3

Surf and stay at Boretunet or check out and head to downtown Stavanger After breakfast hit the waves again. After a full day of surfing you can choose to stay at Boretunet and enjoy the life at the surfer camp, or you can head to downtown Stavanger and check-in to the Comfort Hotel Square.

Here you can finish your surfing adventure off late into the evening by taking in Stavanger’s gourmet and party scene.

DAY 4

Departure Following breakfast guests will transfer back to Stavanger Airport Sola.

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GO L F STA VA NG E R

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ARE YOUR CHANCES OF A HOLE-IN-ONE GREATER IN SPECTACULAR SCENERY? ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS AND COMBINE SOME RELAXING DAYS ON THE FAIRWAY WITH FIRST CLASS DINING AND BUSTLING CITY LIFE Season: All year round Board: Half-board Nights: Three The Stavanger region has no less than ten golf courses, which all offer professionel quality and are mostly open all year. You can chose between six 9-hole and four 18-hole courses. Seven of them are within a half hour range from the airport, so you can easily play at a new course every day during your stay here. Chose a hotel in downtown Stavanger or close to the beach, and use it as a hub for your stay, and explore the courses in your own pace. You can also head for the mountains and play golf at the mountain resort of Sirdal or at the Preikestolen basecamp area.

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10 different courses to chose from Spectacular scenery surrounding the courses Well maintained courses and fairways Explore the region and its wonderful mix of rural and urban on your way between the courses

DAY 1

Arrive and play After your arrival in Stavanger Airport, pick up a rental car and head for the first course. Sola Golfklubb is on the other side of the runway, so you can be ready for your first swing of the club in no time. You can choose to stay at the adjacent and historic Sola Strand Hotel, dating back to 1914. Here you can take a drink in garden or the cozy bar after your game, and enjoy dinner in the preserved interior of the restaurant from the cruise vessel Montroyal. Afterwards take a stroll at the beach and see the sun sink into the sea

Photo: Sola Golfklubb

Photo: Sola Golfklubb

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Photo: Terje Rakke


Photo: Sola Golfklubb

Photo: Sola Strand Hotell

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DAY 2

Plug and play Enjoy a good breakfast while you enjoy the views of the sand dunes and the North Sea. Needless to say, you have plenty of choices for your full day of golfing. Either you can head for the mountain resort of Sirdal to play a game on the course wedged in between the river and mountain. Have a lunch at the magnificent restaurant Slottet, resting on the cliff side of the mountain, offering spectacular view of the valley. You can also choose to stay in the vicinity of Stavanger and combine the playing with other activities in between. Why not start with a round at Sandnes Golfklubb, before heading to the cobbled streets of Sandnes for lunch and maybe do some shopping. Later on you can head for one of the downtown hotels of Stavanger, play a round at the Stavanger Golfklubb while building up an appetite to enjoy a good dinner and some nightlife in the city.

Four Star hotel accommodation; one night at the Sola Strand Hotel, located on the sandy beach just a few minutes away from nearest golf course. One night in a downtown hotel, and one night at Preikestolen Basecamp. Breakfast and dinner included. Car rental Green fee Rental of clubs

Photo: Terje Rakke

basecamp. Here you can have a round of golf on the Preikestolen Golfklubb. If time permits you can do a hike to the famous Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock – before heading back to the basecamp where you spend the night. Before dinner you can even try a round of frisbee golf on the challenging track surrounding the basecamp.

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Play and fly Depending on time of your departure you might be able to have a game before flying home. After breakfast you can head to the Sola Golfklubb at Forus. It is a challenging course with a superb location. After your game you only have a 10 minutes’ drive to the airport.

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Stavanger Golfklubb 18 holes Sola Golklubb 18 holes Solas Golfklubb - Solastranden 18 holes Sandnes Golfklubb 18 holes Randaberg Golfklubb 9 holes Preikestolen Golfklubb 9 holes Jæren Golfklubb 9 holes Ogna Golfklubb 9 holes Egersund Golfklubb 9 holes Dalane Golfklubb 6 holes Sirdal Fjellgolfklubb 9 holes

DAY 3

Hike and play Driving through the world’s longest underwater tunnel might be an interesting experience as well. You can experience this remarkable piece of engineering on your way to Preikestolen

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F E S T U NG STA VA NG E R

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TRAVEL ALONG THE COAST TO LEARN THE DRAMATIC HISTORY AND SEE THE REMNANTS FROM WWII, WITH AN INTRIGUING COMBINATION OF TRANQUIL AND DRAMATIC NATURE AS A BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP Season: All year Board: Half-board Nights: Three or Four

During WWII the port of Stavanger and the nearby airport at Sola were of strategic importance for both Nazi Germany and the allied forces. For this reason, the Festung Stavanger was an important part of the greater Festung Norwegen, to protect Norway from an invasion by the allied forces. The armor barrier south of the city and coastal forts and fortifications were massive and solidly built, and can still be found along the coast today, reminding us of the importance of this part of Norway during WWII. This trip will take you to some of the best kept landmarks left from the war, combined with beautiful nature and landscapes.

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Jøssingfjord and the Altmark story Exploring bunkers on the beaches Fjøløy fortress with canon Sola Strand Hotel and its hidden wine cellar Museum of Aviation

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Arrive and explore Upon your arrival in Stavanger Airport, pick up a rental car and take the short drive to the nearby Sola Strand Hotel. Take a relaxing stroll at the long, sandy beach and visit several bunkers on the way. With the airport just a few hundre meters away, the bunkers are scattered along the beach, reminding you of the importance this airport had during the war. Before you head back for dinner, make sure to visit the beautiful site of the Sola Old Church, built on the remains of a Romanesque stone church from the early 12th century. During WWII the allied forces used this distinct landmark sitting on the hilltop as a reference point on their numerous bomb attacks of the airport. 42

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Photo: Ove Tennfjord

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The Nazis tore it down, but it has now been rebuilt. Head back to your hotel for a lovely dinner, and make sure to visit the wine cellar, which is a wellkept secret. Through a maze of underground tunnels, you are taken into a large bunker, hidden under the sand dunes of the beach.

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Aviation museum, fortress and war history After breakfast take the short drive to the Museum of Aviation History, which is just a few minutes away. The exhibition is inside an authentic German hangar from WWII, with an impressive range of aircrafts and helicopters where a German seaplane, Heinkel HE 115, is among the museums most unique collections. Continue the drive to the Fjøløy fortress. This coastal battery was built in 1941 and is to some extent still in use. Go exploring in your own pace the canons, bunkers, viewpoint, and the light house. You will even find an intact 12.7 cm SK C/34 naval gun here. It can be a good idea to bring a lunch basket and enjoy a picnic in the green, or you can stop by the Utstein Kloster Hotel, located on the route, for lunch. Head back to the mainland and visit downtown Stavanger. There is plenty to see and do here, whether you would like to do some sightseeing or just stroll in the cobbled streets between the old, wooden houses. You can even experience the art project Stolpersteine, initiated by the German artist Gunter Demnig to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

DAY 3

Road trip Enjoy a quiet breakfast before you head out for a road trip, packed with historic sites and intriguing stories. Go southbound on the North Sea Road, a Norwegian Scenic Route. This stretch is packed with beautiful beaches, fascinating landscapes and farmland, lighthouses, churches, and small villages. And naturally you will find a lot of remnants from WWII, as this coastline was a part of the fortification called Festung Norwegen. It can be a good idea to bring a lunch basket and enjoy your lunch along the road as a lot of the bunkers are situated on beautiful beaches. Use bunkersite.com to find bunker locations and chose the ones you would like to spend the most time exploring. When you reach Brusand you can witness athe so-called “Hitler teeth”. Perched between the long, sandy beach and the road you will find hundreds of large boulders and concrete blocks, laied out to prevent any tanks and amphibious vehicles to use the shallow water to get ashore easily. Continue the journey to the small city of Egersund, which was among the very first cities to be invaded by the Germans on April

Photo: Hå kommune

Photo: Liv Kristina Jehl

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Two nights in four star hotel accommodation at the Sola Strand Hotel, and one night at Songdalstrand Kulturhotell, both members of Historic Hotels. Breakfast and dinner included. Mid-size car rental Entrance fee at Aviation Museum

Photo: Jærmuseet

9th, 1940, due to the telegraph cable between Peterhead in Scotland and Egersund. The short distance between UK and Norway, made the undersea cable an important telegraph link between UK, Scandinavia and Russia. Head down to the quite and beautiful village of Sogndalstrand, the first Cittaslow outside Italy, and spend the night at Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell, a hidden gem dating back to 1831.

DAY 4

The Jøssingfjord and Altmark After your breakfast your road trip continues to one of the significant highlights in the Norwegian WWII history. Through dramatic landscape it is only a 15 minutes drive to the Jøssingfjord. This fjord is especially known for the Altmark affair that took place here on February 16th 1940. This affair is the event where the German military tanker ‘Altmark’ was boarded by British marine vessels, and British marines were released from German captivity. The Altmark event was used as an argument by the Germans to attack and occupy Norway, as they felt that

Norway’s neutrality was compromised after this event. During WWII, the name “jøssing” was used to describe anti-nazi Norwegians. This story is well explained on the dramatic viewpoint above the fjord. Continuing down the valley, you will also be able to visit the exciting Helleren, two small wooden houses, dating back from the 1800s, are perched in and sheltered under the mountain side. Continue your journey on the winding, but intriguing road to the city of Flekkefjord. Enjoy a nice lunch here before you head back to Stavanger on the E39. If you are on an evening flight, deliver the car at the airport before you departure, or you can chose to stay one more night and add a visit the war museum at Sola before you head home.

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 www.restaurantrenaa.no

TANGO

Featured in the Michelin Guide This intimate little restaurant comes with striking modern artwork and just nine tables, allowing the focus to be kept firmly on the food. The visually appealing dishes offer clear

 www.omakase.no

FIRE LAKE

FireLake is a contemporary grill restaurant concept, born in Minnesota and now available in Stavanger. Known for its North American roots with a Nordic influence - located in the heart of the city.

 firelake.no

RE-NAA

flavours, freshness and creativity; they also come paired with well-chosen wine flights.

 www.tango-bk.no

SABI OMAKASE

One Star Michelin Restaurant Sit at one of the ten seats at the counter to enjoy a multi-course sushi experience, with each element introduced and explained by the experienced chef-owner. Superlative Norwegian ingredients are prepared with

FISKETORGET

Located in the splendid harbour, Fisketorget is Stavanger's specialist fish and seafood restaurant where the menu is based on the catch of the day. Amazing chefs offer simple tasty dishes for lunch and dinner. The focus is exclusively on local, short-distance raw materials.

 fisketorget-stavanger.no

FLOR & FJÆRE

This famous garden estate also boasts one of Stavanger's best dining experiences. Chef André Mulder, presents a delicate, fresh dinner inspired by all the corners of the world, starting with his famous fish soup.

 florogfjare.no

MATKONTORET

Wonderful harbour restaurant that helps capture the very essence of Stavanger.

 www.matkontoret.no Tango

Sabi Omakase

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NICK & JONNIES RESTAURANT & BAR

Nick & Jonnies

Modern bistro which serves excellent sea food and steaks. Enjoy some good wine or champagne from their impressive wine list. www.gaffelogkaraffel.no

BØLGEN & MOI

RENAA MATBAREN

 www.bolgenogmoi.no

Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Welcome to the Matbaren, an informal bistro where you will experience great ambience, honest handcrafted food from the best produce of the day, friendly and efficient service.

 www.restaurantrenaa.no/matbaren

BELLIES

Keep the bellies happy. This all-vegan restaurant serves food which is fresh, healthy and full of flavour, and even meat lovers love this place.

 www.bellies.no

FIRA

Located in Sandnes, Fira is an inspired "Home Restaurant" where you will be taken care of completely in the quant yellow house and home of by owner Ingeborg Anzjøn who will serve you local ingredients in Scandinavian style with a hint of Mediterranean.

A splendid dining location located in the harbour area, adjacent to the Petroleum Museum and close to where the fishing boats sell fresh seafood, Bølgen & Moi is a renowned for its great cuisine.

KRONEN GAARD – HISTORIC HOTEL DINING

Located in Sandnes, Kronen Gaard is one of the historic hotels of Norway and offers a fantastic high quality dining experience with incredible service. A traditional and international fine dining menu is served in the amazing dining rooms, where the quality of food and service is truly first class.

 kronenhotels.no

OSTEHUSET

One of the favourite stop offs for the Stavanger City Tour and Food Walk, Ostehuset offers amazing locally sourced produce, tastefully presented. Ostehuset is famous for its cheese and bread and is a fantastic place for lunch.

 ostehuset.no

 www.fira.no

EIGRA – EGERSUND

Located in the Grand Hotel Egersund, the Eigra kitchen & bar is a modern and restaurant serving classic Norwegian and international cuisine. There is a large glass wine chiller from floor to ceiling stocked with incredible wines, helping set a perfect ambiance for this lovely dining g experience, in one of Norway's historic hotels.

 eigra.no

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Eigra – Egersund

Ostehuset

SPISERIET

Whether its lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks, Spiseriet is a must. Located in the Stavanger Concert Hall and near the waterfront, Spiseriet offers incredible food that is truly Scandinavian in style and expertly prepared by an array of incredibly talented chefs. One to watch out for in the next Michelin Guide.

 spiseriet.no

SOLA STRAND HOTEL

Located on Stavanger's Beach Front at Sola, the amazing Sola Strand Hotel is another classic historic hotel of Norway. With its seaside feel, this is a place to come and dine, where chefs have put together an à la carte menu served Monday to Saturday 6pm to 9:30pm. Try out the historic three course Sunday menu, a favourite amongst the locals Stavangerans.

 sola-strandhotel.no


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