Stavanger’s most clement weather starts in July, which happily coincides with its famed Gladmat Festival: a celebration of the town’s gourmet prowess.
There are direct flights to Stavanger Airport from the UK and other Continental cities; those arriving from further afield will stopover somewhere in Europe. Stavanger is an hour’s flight from Oslo.
Fjord Line ferries drop anchor here from other parts of Norway (Bergen, Langesund) and Hirtshals in Denmark. There’s also a frequent ferry that chugs between Stavanger and Tau.
Norwegians are outdoorsy sorts, and there are wonderful wilds to explore just beyond Stavanger; even the hardiest hikers will appreciate having some wheels at their disposal. They can be acquired at the airport; however, the city itself is easily navigated on foot if you’re not feeling that adventurous.