From Fishermen to Fine Art – A Walk Around Old Stavanger in Norway

Sara Dobak

Hi, I’m Sara, founder and writer at Travel Continuum, where I write about my global travel experiences, with a special passion for the stars and sustainability. I believe in the power of education through travel, and here I share the tales and tips that I find interesting and inspiring. I hope that you do too.

continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/: a sequence of elements where the extremes are very different, but each individual stage is barely distinguishable from the next.

Something that keeps going, changing gradually over time…like the seasons.

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12 Responses

  1. Love those white houses, although like many old historic places, it almost looks too good to be true!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Ha, I know what you mean, Heather – but I promise it’s real! I think all of Scandinavia is like that though, very picture-postcard and I’ve hardly ever seen any litter!

  2. Norway is such a beautiful and fascinating country! I spent a long weekend in Bergen a few years back but am so keen to get back and see a bit more, and Stavanger looks like one to add to the list.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      I’d definitely include it – for both the city itself and as a gateway into some spectacular natural scenery.

  3. Great pics – you’ve done what I failed just 100% to do when I visited Stavanger! In my defence would you believe it was so foggy on my trip I couldn’t even *see* Pulpit Rock even though the purpose of my trip was to climb it haha

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Thanks Jaillan, we were incredibly fortunate with the weather on our trip – our only fogged-out day was in Andalsnes, so I can still empathise!

  4. Old Stavanger is delightful! It must have been wonderful to explore the back lanes and the history of the town. I would never have guessed at its industrial past. Looking forward to your fjord posts and hoping they don’t incite too much wanderlust!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Thanks Suzanne, we didn’t get too far down the main fjords this time but there’s definitely more to come on Stavanger and a few other Norwegian nuggets too.

  5. What a fabulous place! I’d love to explore those cobbled streets one day. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. The houses are gorgeous. I’d really love to see more of Norway one day.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      It is very quaint and looks like a model village from above! The rest of the city of Stavanger is also lovely, but more on that soon 🙂

  6. Anna Parker says:

    That picture from above of all the little white cottages is quintessentially Norway – love it! And what a pleasure to visit somewhere you didn’t expect to fall for so much!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      It was indeed a pleasure – and so easily walkable. Old Stavanger is only a small part of the city, but it packs in a lot of charm 🙂

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