Monday 17 June 2013

Stunning Stavanger

We have spent the day cycling around Stavanger and the surrounding area. We cycled 49 kilometres, or 30 miles if you don't do metric, and the scenery was beautiful.
Stavanger is known as the oil capital of Norway so for some reason, I was expecting a grim and dull place, but it is lovely.
It also has some of the best cycle tracks ever, but it was heavy going in the town as the historic areas are all cobbled and quite hilly.
We listened to a talk on board about the history of the area and made a great effort to find the three swords embedded in the rock. Unfortunately I have forgotten who won a great battle at the end of the fjord, but the swords represent peace in the area.

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