Stavanger, Boknfjord / Norway
Stavanger is situated in the very south of Norway by the Boknfjord and has a population of almost 120,000. Stavanger is known for its oil economy, which exploits the large oil deposits in the North Sea and the no less charming canning industry, which has however been discontinued. But Stavanger also has romantic sites like the old wooden house settlement and an annual jazz festival.
The sights in Stavanger mostly revolve around the economy branches. For example, there is a canning museum (Hermetic Museum) in an old canning factory and the modern oil museum.
However, the old town is very charming, because there are numerous old wooden houses, whitewashed, and in the center of the city the medieval Romanesque cathedral. But the most important landmark is Valberg Tower, an old fire-alarm tower. And also the surroundings of Stavanger are attractive, especially in the winter the coast along the fjord is perfect for skiing, in summer for hiking.