Stavanger is situated in the south-western corner of Norway by Boknafjorden. The climate is typical Atlantic ocean climate with mild winters and somewhat cooler summers than what is found further south in the country. The municipality of Stavanger and the city of Stavanger is centrally located in a larger living- and work region known as the Stavanger region or North-Jaeren region. Stavanger is Norway’s 4th largest city, 3rd largest city region and a university town.
Tourist Information, read more on www.regionstavanger.com
In 2008 the Stavanger Region was the European Capital of Culture.