Solo Female Travel in Stavanger

Located on the southwestern coast of Norway, Stavanger is a charming city known for its beautifully preserved wooden architecture and vibrant cultural scene. As the oil capital of the country, it combines modernity and tradition with ease, brimming with innovative museums like the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and captivating art installations in its beloved annual street art festival. Stavanger also serves as an ideal gateway to the Norwegian Fjords, including the famous Lysefjord with the iconic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) overlooking its stunning landscapes. A haven of fresh seafood, notable history, and stunning outdoor adventures, Stavanger embodies the quintessential Norwegian experience.

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Is Stavanger good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Stavanger is exceptionally safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate is notably low and locals are welcoming. This country places a high priority on safety and respect for everyone, which includes travelers as well. A well-lit, dense infrastructure, and a large English-speaking populace make navigation comfortable. Do exercise general caution as one would in any other places.


Stavanger is generally easy to navigate for solo female travelers. The city is compact and walkable with a good network of public transportation such as buses and trains. Taxis are also readily available. Navigating around the city can be done easily with the use of maps and GPS. The locals are friendly and most people speak English, so asking for directions won't be a problem. While the city is safe, normal precautions should be taken, especially at night. One caveat is the rainy weather, which could make commuting a bit troublesome.
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Things to do:Interesting

Stavanger offers a wide range of attractions for solo female travelers. It's home to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Stavanger Cathedral, providing a dose of culture and history, while its charming old town invites leisurely strolls. Its proximity to the famous Lysefjord allows for exciting outdoor activities such as hiking the iconic Preikestolen. While safety standards are very high, it's always important for solo females to exercise usual vigilance. High prices might be a drawback for travelers on a budget.

Food:Above average

Stavanger, in Norway, offers an impressive range of food options, considering its relatively small size. It caters to tastes from around the globe while maintaining a strong local heritage. Seafood is particularly exceptional, with fresh catches displayed in local markets. Authentic Norwegian dishes like Klippfisk (dried and salted cod) are a must-try and seasonal local ingredients are celebrated. Vegetarians and vegans may find fewer options, but overall the variety is quite satisfactory.


Stavanger leans towards the more expensive side due to the high living standards of the country. Accommodation, food, and transportation can be costly. However, it's possible to find budget-friendly options by planning in advance, prioritizing public transportation, and opting for self-catering accommodations.

Is Stavanger worth visiting?


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Couple travel experience

I was on this trip with my bf and we felt very safe even in the night time. We stayed at airbnb (north of the city, the ladie name is Gerda and she was very sweet!) Its easy to travel there by buses and trains, the center of the city is interesting and there a lot of hikes u can do if u like this vibe :) its expensive place- we were cooking for us so i dont have places to reccomend for eating. Place is worth to see it

Posted: January 23, 2024Experienced: December, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 4/5
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Is Stavanger safe for women?

There is practically no sexual harrassement. Quite progressive in terms of feminism, although sometimes I do worry about the exceptions. People tend to get very drunk and some men can be very insisting/pushy at bars/clubs, but usually it stops there.

Posted: May 8, 2024
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Hi! I'm an exchange student from Germany, staying in Norway, Stavanger until the end of the year :) want to travel around a lot and meet new people. I'm especially interested in nature and hiking, maybe even find someone to do a cabin tour together? As soon as I'm back in Germany, I'm of course also very open to hosting and showing you around there! 😊


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I’m Maryanne from Norway. I have done a lot of solo travelling, primarily in Latin America, but also India and different places in Europe, including my own country. I also studied in the UK for 3 years. I love meeting new people and have met so many lovely people while solo travelling and people travelling to Norway. I’m outgoing and social and love the outdoors, but also appreciate a chill day inside with a coffee or a glass of wine. I’m fluent in Norwegian and English and know some Spanish as well.


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Local tips

- Stavanger is a small place, it’s safe for women. - You can visit Tom&Lello, Loft og Alf&Werner for a good nightclub. - Polka, HarryPepper and Villa22 is a good place to eat. Not to expensive and has good food. - Pulpit rock is a good walk, and an experience I would definitely recommend.

Posted: January 24, 2024
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