Traveled June, 2014
We had a full day at sea before our first stop in Norway in the oil town of Stavanger. I walked around the town with mom and dad for our own free walking tour. Everything is within walking distance from the cruise ship port. We stopped at a playground of recycled parts,
a tower viewpoint,
the cathedral (it was over $5 to enter so I gave this one a skip – lots of other free churches to be seen in the world),
and the old town.
The best views in town were actually from the cruise ship:
If I ever go back to Stavanger, I will visit Pulpit Rock. I had originally wanted to do the Pulpit Rock hike but I wasn’t in the best rock hiking shape and there was a single bus/boat return trip and if you missed that, you would miss the cruise ship so I decided to not take the risk. The handful of people from the ship that did this trip said it was a highlight of their cruise.