Car hire in Stavanger
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on renting a car in Stavanger, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Norway, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Stavanger airport
Stavanger Airport Sola (airport code: SVG) is just over 9 miles from central Stavanger. It is Norway’s fourth-busiest airport and it services many international flights on a daily basis.
Six major car rental companies have offices at Stavanger Airport. You’ll find the offices just outside the Arrivals terminal in a green building. This building is very close and easy to spot from the Airport exit.
Car hire is also possible in central Stavanger. Check with your chosen car rental company for more information on where you can pick up your rental car in the city.
Where to go around Stavanger
With its location on the southern coast of Norway, you’ll get both gorgeous sea views and stunning landscape in and around Stavanger. The southern coastline has some great views as well as cozy little towns and villages. With a rental car, you’ll really be able to discover all the gems along the way! Below we’ll mention some of our favourite places in the vicinity of Stavanger.
Flekkefjord is a very nice town surrounded by fantastic landscape just over 80 miles south of Stavanger. In Flekkefjord you will find many beautiful wooden houses and the historic area of Hollenderbyen, which has retained all of its charm. There is also a popular cycling path for a special type of bike that is attached to a track. The path lets you discover the beautiful nature and gives you some really fantastic views. Perfect for the whole family!
Kristiansand, Norway’s fifth-largest city, is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Stavanger. This city is usually described as a metropolis with a cozy small-town feel. Attractions in Kristiansand include Europe’s longest section of wooden houses and an old town with some very interesting things to see and experience. Furthermore, the City beach is surprisingly nice and good for swimming during the summer months.
The magnificent fjord Lysefjorden is right outside Stavanger. Here you’ll find several things to see and discover. For example, there are beautiful hiking trails up the mountains and ferries that take you on a cruise on the fjord. You can also rent a kayak, or even get a guided tour of the fjord!