Port information

Stavanger Cruise Port from above. Photo by Odd Bjørn Bekkeheien (c) Port of Stavanger


The port of Stavanger is the heart of the city. It seems too small for a cruise ship, but even 4-5 of the medium sized or large cruise ships can glide easily into the port at the same time. Port of Stavanger offers deductions on call fees for vessels, according to their score on the Environmental Shp Index (ESI).

Stavanger has since 2007 been among the fastes growing ports of calls for cruise ships in Europe, north of Gibraltar.
In 2013 Stavanger had 197 cruise calls, - up 30 from the year before. This, a long with over 340.000 cruise guests, made Stavanger the second biggest cruise port in Norway in 2013.

A varied range of excursions are based on both history and wild landscape. Highly qualified guides handle 27 different languages.

In 2010 Stavanger was rated one of the world's two, second best cruise destinations, by "Seatrade Insider".
Stavanger was "European Capital of Culture" in 2008.

Port attractions

  1.  City Centre and Old Stavanger

    The city centre: a wide range of shopping possibilities. "Gamle Stavanger", the old town, just a few short walk from the quay. One of northern Europe’s best preserved wooden built neighbourhoods.
  2.  Lysefjord and The Pulpit Rock

    A boat trip is one way to see the majestic Lysefjord famous for the ‘Preikestolen’ or Pulpit Rock , which towers 600m above the fjord and Kjerag which is 1,100m.
  3.  Interesting museums

    Canning: How sardines were smoked and canned. Maritime: Maritime and commercial history. Archaeological: 1.500 years of cultural heritage. Oil Museum: The petroleum adventure in the North Sea
  4.  Nice sights and attractions

    The giant bolder formation Gloppedalen, The medieval monastery Utstein Kloster. A rebuilt Viking village. The Viking Sword monument and Iron Age farm with the lovely view of the town and region.

Port views

Port of Stavanger
Port of Stavanger
Port of Stavanger
Port of Stavanger

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Port facts

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Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Up to 350m is ok for one of the berths.
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Varies, depending on the different berths
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on request
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on request
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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
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Passengers by Source in 2022
Calls 2022

Port contacts


Anders Bang-Andersen, Director of Cruise Development
Strandkaien 46
N 4005 Stavanger

Page last updated: 2022-10-07 15:07