Hop On AS: Stavanger Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Hop On AS: Stavanger Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Stavanger, Norway

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  • Witness the best of Stavanger from open top bus
  • Strategically located stops for convenience
  • Hassle-free sightseeing with audio commentary in 7 languages
  • Affordable opportunity to explore Stavanger at your pace
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)


Stavanger boasts of being the third-largest city in Norway. It is situated on the southwestern coast of Norway and dates back to the 12th century. The city has been a popular tourist destination with lots of scenic beauty and attractions. Stavanger is known to have a rich cultural vibe, a famous cruise port, and live music venues. It has been a significant commercial center for years and today it is a popular cruise port.

Every year several annual events are organized in Stavanger including the MaiJazz Festival. International Chamber Music Festival takes place in August. The city is home to many interesting museums where you can witness amazing artifacts. The mild maritime climate of Stavanger makes it a popular tourist spot. 


Hop on the bus to see the best of Stavanger. Hop off at any location to see the city at your pace. On the way, you can listen to a multi-lingual audio guide to know more about Stavanger. This 12th-century city has old-fashioned cobbled streets that give amazing vibes.
Stavanger, a small city is a home to several attractions and places to visit. Visit the old town to admire the beauty of ancient wooden houses of the 18th century. You can see cottages with boutiques and many restaurants. The place is best explored on foot. This captivating part of the city is historic and you get to understand the way of living people. 
Petroleum Museum displays drilling equipment, robots, submersibles, a replica of an oil platform, and beautiful displays to know life on board. See the technological advancements and know the well-designed underwater systems. Modern ships are worth-seeing. Petroleum Museum is a lively amalgamation of history, technology, and science. The museum overlooks the harbor in a building that looks like a series of oil-storing drums placed on an oil rig.
Stavanger Museum houses exhibitions of culture, history, and nature. It is a perfect place to know the cultural roots of the city, the flora, and fauna, and depicts fascinating stories. You can see the collections of Stavanger missionaries and seamen who traveled to different places and brought cultural and art treasures. 
Stavanger Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Norway. This 12th-century cathedral was constructed by Englishman Reginald of Worcester after a fire in 1272; its choir was made in Gothic style. In the 19th century, the whole church was renovated.
Know about the Vikings at Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology. Here you can see the collections of replicas of Vikings costumes, ships and boats, tools, artifacts, and historic weapons. Along with great insights into Vikings you can also see the popular Finn, the Finnøy Polar Bear which is a 12,400-year-old skeleton recovered from Judaberg on Finnøy. The Ice aged polar bear is compared to present-day polar bears. 
The Valberg Tower is another older and well-preserved building of Stavanger. It is between Vagen and Østre. This was built in 1853 and was the former watchtower on the highest point in Stavanger. Once the home of the watchman, who was responsible to alert everyone when there, was a fire, today the Valberg Tower offers amazing views over the city and harbor with a small Watchman’s Museum on the first floor.
The Ledaal House was made for the Kielland family in 1799 as a summer residence. It is a well-preserved property where you can know the living standard of elites of the early 19th century. Still a furnished mansion functions as a royal residence and a museum. The historic gardens are mesmerizing.
Øvre Holmegate is one of the popular places to visit in Stavanger. This is beautiful colorful street is full of restaurants, eateries, cafes, and bars. Here you can enjoy the bustling vibe of Stavanger. Viking House is located right in Stavanger harbor. This visitor center must be on your itinerary. Kids love this place as there are many things for them. Virtual reality technology allows you to know Viking history. Enjoy and delve into the unique experience. 
Book your tickets and get ready for a hop-on hop-off bus tour. This tour comes with millions of surprises that you will remember for life.

Bus Stop List:

Stop 1. Gamle Stavanger & Cruiseship terminal
Stop 2. Bus and Railway Station
Stop 3. Tourist Information & Stavanger Cathedral
Stop 4. Petroleum Museum
Stop 5. Victoria hotel, Skagenkaien
Stop 6. Petroleum Museum
Stop 7. Tourist Information & Stavanger Cathedral
Stop 8. Museum of Archaeology
Stop 9. Stavanger Museum
Stop 10. Ledaal
Stop 11. Stavanger Cathedral
Stop 12. Strandkaien Cruise Terminal


Bus Tour:
First Bus: 10:00, Last Bus: 16:00
Frequency: 30 Minutes
Tour Duration: 40-45 minutes
Departures: Gamle Stavanger & Cruise Ship Terminal


  • 1-Day Stavanger Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket
  • Audio Guide in Norwegian, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French.
  • One pair of earphones 
  • FREE Wi-Fi on-board
  • FREE map


  • Entrance Fee
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver/ staff.
Mobile/ Printed vouchers both are accepted. Recommend to take printed voucher.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexible Ticket: You can enjoy the tour in a different date than the reserved one if you missed your tour date.
The route and timing are subject to traffic, events and weather conditions. No refund will be possible in such conditions.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onboard Wi-Fi: Yes (Free Wifi onboard- Get connected while exploring!)
Air Conditioning: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Be sure to wear clothing according to today’s weather forecast!
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Stavanger is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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