Stavanger Airport Sola is a bustling airport in southwestern Norway. Large and small aircraft arrive from domestic and international destinations, while helicopters transport passengers to and from oil rigs in the North Sea. Close by, the Norwegian Air Force operates a search and rescue base. Private planes use the airport too, which is Norway's second-oldest, so there's a good chance you'll spot unique aircraft in the sky and on the ground.
Flights to Stavanger from London and Aberdeen are easily accessible from this airport, which is located 9 miles (14 km) from Stavanger. The airport is a gateway to the fjords. Both local and airport buses depart frequently for Stavanger. Alternatively, you can hire a car at the airport or take a taxi.
If you find yourself with time to spare before your flight or need refreshments on arrival, there are plenty of facilities at the airport. Take advantage of free WiFi access in the terminal to look up local information or catch up while you enjoy a coffee.
Cafés and bars offer a selection of sandwiches and light meals, from traditional Norwegian cuisine to pizza. If you fancy a more leisurely meal, try the Pulpit Rock Café, named after one of Stavanger's most famous landmarks. In addition to a contemporary menu and décor, the restaurant offers great views of airside action.
Duty free shopping is available 24 hours a day. Shops and kiosks stock all the essentials for your flight, including books, magazines, toiletries, sweets and snacks.
If you're interested in aviation, make time before or after your flight for a trip to the Sola Air Museum, with its collection of historic military and civilian aircraft.
What's up in Stavanger
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Preikestolen is a Norwegian landmark and you can reach it on a day trip. The nearby lodge is a good place to stay, situated on a south-facing slope, surrounded by mountains and forrested slopes with Lake Refsvatnet's glittering surface just a stone's throw below it.
Tel.: +47 51 85 92 00
The local tourist information offers bikes for rental. They can provide you with some good cycling tours to try out. If you are really up for biking, there is always the 3728-mile (6000 km) North Sea Cycle Route.
Tel.: +47 51 89 51 80
The restaurant is situated in an old 16th-century warehouse. The maritime heritage is well preserved and there is a salty feel to the place. The menu consists of both Norwegian and international dishes.
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