Stavanger, Norway, a breathtaking city and municipality on the Stavanger Peninsula in Southwest Norway, is where two of our Sail Training Summer Adventure Camps visits this summer. This gorgeous urban zone and metropolitan area counts its official founding year as 1125, the year the Stavanger Cathedral was completed. The Stavanger region has many scenic attractions, among them the Lysefjord, Sola beach and the world famous Preikestolen (“the Pulpit Rock”). Preikestolen is located 604 metres above sea level; Lonely Planet named it the number one most breathtaking viewing platform in the world! A trip on our ship this summer would allow you and your child(ren) an opportunity to explore this incredible city, which, amongst many other attractions, is home to a number of institutions of higher education and research. This is reflected in the city’s urban and lively atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining opportunities.
In 2008 Stavanger and Sandnes were designated European Capital of Culture, a testimony to the variety and wide range of cultural events and activities in the region. The Gladmat Food Festival, usually held at the end of July (when we we will be there), is a famous event in the region and attracts around 250,000 visitors every year.
The city centre of Stavanger is quite compact, which makes it easy to reach most attractions on foot. Old Stavanger offers Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. On your walk you can easily stop by some of the city’s many museums, such as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger Art Museum and the Norwegian Canning museum.
In 1969 the first oil field was discovered at Ekofisk south in the North Sea, which made the Stavanger Region a key player in the Norwegian economy. Today, Stavanger and Sandnes is Europe’s oil and energy capital and the main source of income for the locals comes from working in the petroleum sector. This industry attracts different nationalities to the region, making it a highly international destination.
Our Sailing Adventure Camps offer an affordable and unforgettable way for students to learn about leadership, the environment, international culture, team-work, ethics, and so much more! Learn more and register at http://www.wyldeswan.eu/voyages/tallshipsrace2018na/
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