Exploring Downtown Stavanger

It’s been a month since I moved to Stavanger in Norway. Life has been great so far, I feel home since day one and I’m not even surprised. First couple weeks were kinda busy with so much stuffs to do: report to police office, got bus ticket and mobile number, got my residence permit, attended the orientation days at university, went back and forth to Ikea and bunch of supermarkets, and blah blah blah. After I settled enough I finally got a chance to pick up my camera and being tourist for a moment.

If you don’t know already, Stavanger is a coastal city in southwest of Norway, so it’s near the sea (I sometimes find sailor men and sailor women roaming the city with their blue and white stripy T-Shirt and their cute captain hat).Β First area I explored was the downtown Stavanger or the “sentrum” which located in the port area and is the busiest part of the city. Usually flooded with tourist from the cruise trip, this is also the colorful and vibrant part of Stavanger with bunch of cute bars and shops.

I woke up early that morning, pack my camera, and took the bus off to the city center. It was just around seven when I got there. It’s so quiet, shops were still closed, barely anyone in the street. Everybody’s still in their bed perhaps. I walked on cobblestone street and wandered around the labyrinth of cute little shops. Just me, my camera, and the summer breeze. Complete serenity.

To celebrate my first month living in this amazing city, here’s some pictures of this part of Stavanger. If you’re wondering about the lack of human object on this particular photo diary, please excuse me. I didn’t bring my sister, that’s why! LOL



So what do you think? Isn’t this city lovely? I’ve already have a plan to explore the other neighborhood very soon and will definitely share it with you!

You may also like


  1. I love Stavanger, it’s such an under-rated town! So colourful and friendly, plus Sverd I Fjell is probably my favourite statue in the entire world!

    1. Hi Suzie! Yeah I love it here as well! Sverd i Fjell is the coolest thing ever with that viking kinda vibe! Hahaha πŸ˜€

  2. Very cool that you live in Stavanger! I lived in Norway for 4 years (first Bergen, then Oslo) and LOVED it. I never did make it down to Stavanger though πŸ™

    1. What?! That’s cooler, Megan! haven’t been to Oslo and Bergen yet, but it’s just a matter of time. LOL You need to visit then! πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Deea! Yeah it’s so cute I love it! I surely will πŸ™‚ I’ll be here at least for 2 years. Come and give me a visit! πŸ˜‰

  3. Lovely photologue! How nice that you live in Stavanger! I was there last May, there simply to go Preikestolen. Wished I had more time to explore more of the downtown though, the houses are so pretty!

    1. Thanks Kristine! Yes, I’m pretty lucky πŸ™‚ Ah thats nice, do you like it? Haven’t been to Preikestolen yet but I think I’ll go there soon. Yeah the colorful houses are so typical Scandinavian port πŸ˜€

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *