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Meetings at Sola Strand, Stavanger
Sola strand stavanger.
Photo: CH -

Conferences with a dramatic backdrop

Stavanger and Sandnes have over 200,00 inhabitants and can offer around 10,000 conference chairs. The region is situated within easy reach of the extraordinary cliff Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). It is also the centre of the Norwegian oil, gas and energy industry.

Photo: Casper Tybjerg /

Contact information

The Stavanger Region Visitors and Convention Bureau

Vågsgata 22
4306 Sandnes, Norway
Phone: + 47 51 85 92 00


Mr Per Morten Haarr
Convention Director

Phone: +47 944 99 106  

Getting here and around

  • By train - Stavanger MICE

    By train

    If you prefer to take the train, the line from Oslo to Stavanger is a wonderful, scenic eight-hour journey. Contact Vy (formerly NSB) for timetables and booking.

  • By bus

    By bus

    Nor-Way Bussekpress has several daily departures from Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand to Stavanger. The approximate travel time is five hours from Bergen, four hours from Kristiansand and ten hours from Oslo. There are also good connections by bus to and from Haugesund.

  • By boat

    By boat

    The express boats Flaggruten go between Stavanger and Bergen twice a day. The approximate travel time is four and a half hours. Other ferry companies that operate in Stavanger are Color Line and Fjordline.

  • By road

    By road

    It is easy to reach the Stavanger Region by car. The following roads lead to the region: the North Sea Road, highway E39, the scenic Suleskarvegen and the Fjord Road.

    Distance Oslo - Stavanger: 497 kilometres

    Distance Bergen - Stavanger: 220 kilometres

    Distance Kristiansand - Stavanger: 233 kilometres

  • By plane

    By plane

    Stavanger is only two hours from London and 90 minutes from Copenhagen. Stavanger Airport Sola is served by direct flights from major European cities such as London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Prague and Berlin.

    A shuttle bus takes you to and from the airport and the town centre of Stavanger. It departs every 20 minutes and travel time is approximately half an hour. There are also car rental companies at the airport if you prefer to drive.

Photo: Region Stavanger

Key facts

  • Stavanger has over 127,500 inhabitants.
  • Stavanger Airport Sola is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
  • There are more than 3,000 hotel rooms within 15 minutes from the city centre.
  • The largest conference hall has a capacity of 1,700, with 30,000 square metres of exhibition space.
  • Stavanger has unique natural surroundings and breathtaking experiences.
  • The climate in the Stavanger Region is the mildest in Norway.
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