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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 showed online on live camera handles 50 000 port calls each year. It is one of the busiest harbors in Norway. It is not just used for imports and exports but also for local transports of goods. The port, shown on web camera online, also receives many cruise ships. The cruise ships dock near the city center, 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 is the Lysefjord, Sola Beach, and the Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that is located at 604 meters above sea level. The Preikestolen is one of the most visited attractions in the region and is a great place for breathtaking views.
Stavanger is a university city, and there are some institutes for higher education and research in this town. You can see this in the city’s urban and lively atmosphere – an atmosphere that is also visible on the cam online footage here. There are many dining and shopping opportunities in Stavanger. In fact, in 2008, Stavanger was one of the designated European Capital of Culture. This honor celebrated Stavanger’s range of cultural events and activities. These include the Gladmat Food Festival which happens at the end of July. This large festival attracts 250 000 visitors each year.
Stavanger is not just about culture. In 1969, the first oil field was discovered at Ekofisk, making the Stavanger Region an important player in the Norwegian economy. It is Europe’s oil and energy capital, and many locals work in the petroleum sector. It’s very cosmopolitan destination as the oil fields draw nationalities from all over the world.
The city center of Stavanger is rather compact, and it’s easy to go from one attraction to the other on foot. In fact, you’ll also see many pedestrians at the port in the live camera shown here. Old Stavanger shows a lovely preserved wooden house settlement with more than 170 white wooden houses. Other examples of these wooden style houses can also be seen on online cameras such as the one above. You can also visit some of the many museums in the city, e.g. the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, the Stavanger Art Museum, and the Norwegian Canning Museum.
Baltic Cam Live web cameras show another Norwegian scene related to transport. Bergen Finse Station is a remote Norwegian train station covered in snow that is fascinating to watch on camera online. Other online camera scenes from Norway include multiple views of Bergen. Our live web camera online footage also captures port scenes from Lithuania and Israel. Baltic Cam Live’s online cams are one of the best ways to view interesting sites across the globe.