Stavanger offers many amazing possibilities for adventures and activities.

Great activities in a great environment

Here`s some inspiration

A Backpacker in Stavanger

A hotel bed will never look whiter and more comfortable than right when you’ve just from a night in a sleeping bag. This might be especially true for young travelers who have been on the road and have a tight budget to adhere to.

Fortunately, many great experiences can still be had, even while traveling on a budget. 

St. Svithun Hotell has hostel rooms available, so that backpackers, young travelers, and travelers on a budget can have a nice respite during their travels. We sell some of Stavanger’s cheapest accommodations during the summer season and we can undoubtedly say that we are an unbeatable alternative to other hostels, camping, motels, or other such accommodations that compete in price.


Our hostel guests will of course receive the same level of service and have access to the same facilities as our other guests.

Our facilities and central location make us the perfect starting point for all excursions in the region and provides a place to rejuvenate in between experiences.

Please contact us on +47 51 51 26 00 or at


St. Svithun Hotell is only 22 minutes by car from Kongeparken amusement park in Ålgård, one of Rogaland’s most popular attractions.

Here you can visit the Freia Chocolate Factory where you can make your own chocolate, ride Humla, Norway’s biggest carousel which takes you 10 meters above the ground, and meet some adorable animals on the farm, among other many exciting activities! For more information, you can visit Kongeparken’s website by clicking here.

Norwegian petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger provides a modern interactive setting for experiencing the history of oil and gas from millions of years ago and discovering how petroleum is found and used today. Various objects, models, films, and interactive exhibits communicate the history of oil operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. The museum also offers insights into technological advances in the petroleum sector, and the way this industry has influenced Norwegian society.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is only 4.4 km away from St. Svithun Hotell. It is accessible by the #4 bus that goes from SUS to Stavanger hpl. 45 in 14 minutes.

Click here to learn more about the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Flor & Fjære

Experience the only islands in Norway with palm trees! On South-Hilde you can find the gardening marvel that is FLOR & FJÆRE. 

Be impressed by exotic plants and inspiring guided tours, followed by a wonderful buffet meal. The trip is short and comfortable – but the scenery is exceptional both at sea and on shore. For more information, please visit

*Photo from Flor & Fjære website

Canoe Rental at kronen gaard

Kronen Gaard Hotell in Sandnes has 11 canoes available for all guests to rent. The canoes are located in Alsvik and are ideal to be paddled through the Ims-Lutsi waterway. All necessary equipment are included in the rental.

Need snacks for your trip? Order a tasty packed lunch package when booking your canoe, and everything will be ready for you when you arrive. After a long day of paddling, you can also head back to Kronen Gaard’s celebrated restaurant, De Gamle Stuene, for a scrumptious and elaborate dinner.

Canoes can be rented from April to October.

For more information, you may contact Kronen Gaard Hotell at +47 51 60 83 00.

Bakernes Paradis

A great summertime activity for people of all ages, locals and tourists alike, is a trip to Bakernes Paradis, which directly translates to Bakers Paradise.

Located in Lauuvik and only 41 km or a 40-minute drive from St. Svithun Hotell, Bakernes Paradis is a group of old wooden houses with sprawling, beautiful scenery right by Høgsfjord.

Bakernes Paradis has a café and shop called Heimahuset and is open from May through September. During this season, there are also 3 banquet rooms available to rent for your wedding, birthday, and other days in life worth celebrating. 

Hiking Dalsnuten

The Dalsnuten trail in Sandnes is just a 25-minute drive from St. Svithun Hotell. It is a refreshing hike on easy terrain, and once you reach the top altitude at 324 meters, you will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of Sandnes and surrounding areas. There is parking at the beginning of the path. We recommend allowing 2 to 3 hours for a round trip. For more information about Dalsnuten, click here.

PULPIT ROCK (Preikestolen)

Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, as well as one of its most photographed sites. To visit this popular rock formation 604 meters above the Lysefjord is a fantastic and unforgettable nature experience.

St. Svithun Hotell is 39.7 km (about a 90-minute journey by car and the Stavanger-Tau ferry) from Preikestolen Fjellstue, making it the perfect journey’s end after a long day of hiking and a lot of beautiful impressions.

You can read more about Preikestolen and how to get there by bus and ferry here.

Contact Information

St. Svithun Hotell
Gerd-Ragna Bloch Thorsens gate 8
4011 Stavanger Norway

Phone: +47 51 51 26 00
Fax: +47 51 51 26 99

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