Be whisked back in time as you unravel Stavanger’s intriguing past. The area’s played a leading role in Norway’s maritime history. In fact, it can be traced back to the time when the Viking kings battled in Hafrsfjord. This tour takes you through rolling countryside to Ullandhaug, where you’ll find reconstructed farmhouses from the Iron Age. Once you’ve had an introduction to life in those distant times, you’ll carry on to a nearby viewpoint. Have your cameras ready for this one - from Ullandhaug Hill, you’ll get a great view over Hafrsfjord. It was here that in 872, Viking king Harald Haarfagre - the Fair-haired - defeated the last of the regional princes. In doing so, he united the 29 small kingdoms under one crown, thus founding the Kingdom of Norway. Last but by no means least, it’s time to head back for a stroll through old Stavanger. Take a look at the age-old wooden houses that fringe narrow lanes. They date back to the 18th and 19th centuries yet they’ve been really well preserved. This particular area’s unique to Stavanger and as a result has become the city's most important rehabilitation project.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.