The Stavanger region in Norway has many scenic attractions, such as this port in the webcam in Stavanger above. This webcam scene shows ships and boats in the port, many Norwegian style buildings and people going about their daily lives.
Stavanger had been tied to the seas since its very existence 10 000 years ago. It was from the predecessor of Stavanger port where Vikings launched their vessels to sail the North Seas.
The Stavanger port displayed online on live cameras processes 50,000 door calls each year. It is one of norway's busiest ports. It is not only used for import and export, but also for local freight transport. The door, shown on the online camera, also receives many cruise ships. Cruise ships dock near the city centre, making Stavanger very accessible to cruise passengers. Cruise ship passengers can easily walk to the famous Stavanger Cathedral, for example.
Other major attractions in the Stavanger region are Lysefjord, Sola Beach and Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, located 604 metres above sea level. Preikestolen is one of the region's most visited attractions and is a great place for stunning views.
Stavanger is a university city and there are some higher education and research institutes in this city. You can see this in the city's lively urban atmosphere - an atmosphere that is also visible in the camera's online images here. There are many dining and shopping options in Stavanger. In fact, in 2008, Stavanger was one of the European capitals of culture designated. This tribute celebrated Stavanger's variety of cultural events and activities. These include the Gladmat Food Festival, which takes place at the end of July. This great festival attracts 250,000 visitors a year.
Stavanger is not just about culture. In 1969, the first oil field was discovered in Ekofisk, making the Stavanger region a major actor in the Norwegian economy. It is Europe's oil and energy capital, and many sites work in the oil sector. It is a very cosmopolitan destination, as oil fields attract nationalities from all over the world.
Stavanger city centre is quite compact and is easy to go from one attraction to the other on foot. In fact, you'll also see a lot of pedestrians in the harbor on the live camera shown here. Old Stavanger shows a beautiful settlement of preserved wooden houses with over 170 white wooden houses. Other examples of these wooden houses can also be seen on online cameras, such as the one above. You can also visit some of the city's many museums, for example. the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, the Stavanger Art Museum and the Norwegian Canning Museum.
Baltic Cam Live's web cameras show another Norwegian scene related to transportation. Bergen Finse Station is a remote Norwegian snow-covered train station that is fascinating to watch online on camera. Other online camera scenes from Norway include several views of Bergen. Our online images of live web cameras also capture port scenes from Lithuania and Israel. Baltic Cam Live online cameras are one of the best ways to view interesting websites around the world.