About the region

The Stavanger Region is Norway’s third largest urban area and is made up of 16 municipalities that together make up a common work, housing and service market.  The region has 360,000 inhabitants who live, work and study in the area, which is 2650 km2 in size.

Stavanger gives you energy!

Since the discovery of oil on the Norwegian continental shelf over 50 years ago, the Stavanger Region has become an international arena for the global energy industry.

  • Norwegian Energy Solutions (NES) has its roots in the oil sector in Rogaland, with 53 members
  • Norwegian Offshore Wind is also from Rogaland, with 51 members
  • One of the world’s leading energy exhibitions and conferences, ONS, takes place in Stavanger.  In 2018, it had over 68,000 visitors from 98 countries
  • It is the leading region in Norway for low-emissions transport
  • It is a centre for clean energy production, both from hydro and wind sources

World-leading technology

Stavanger has established a trend for small start-ups who develop technologically advanced products that become world-leaders in their field  

  • The Norwegian energy sector is internationally recognized when it comes to health, environment and safety
  • The energy-technology cluster excels in areas such as increased oil recovery, robotics simulation, artificial intelligence and remote operations
  • Several other technology clusters have been developed and established in the region: Nordic Edge Smart City Innovation Cluster, Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, Aqua Technology, STIIM Aqua Cluster, and Alloyance

Food region
The Stavanger Region is the largest food-producing region in Norway.  The region is known for its excellent seafood, vegetables and meat.

  • The international food festival Gladmat is based in Stavanger
  • The international beer festival, What’s Brewing is also located here
  • Two of Norway’s five Michelin-star restaurants can be found in Stavanger

An international region
Stavanger is home to over 180 different nationalities.

  • The British, French and International schools all make it easier to move to the region
  • International companies attract people from all over the world 

Stay for the lifestyle
Norway has one of the highest rankings in the world for quality of life and was named in 2017 as the world’s happiest country.  The Stavanger Region is proud to offer a lifestyle that will make you want to stay.

  • Short commuter distances, mean people can spend less time commuting and more time with their family
  • The Stavanger Region hosts a number of cultural events and festivals to provide plenty of entertainment
  • The ski trails and mountains are just an hour’s drive from home
  • The surrounding nature is unique, with fjords, mountains and sea and are close to famous attractions such as Prekestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag

Close to the continent

With more than 50 daily flights from Sola airport and direct flights to exciting destinations, the Stavanger Region is easy to reach.  Many popular and central European cities such as London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam are just over an hour’s flight away.

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