Right at the start of the year, I vigorously tried to fill all the bank holiday weekends with a trip abroad. What a better way to go on vacation without taking annual leave from work. During my cheap flight search on skyscanner, Norway popped up in my top results. Stavanger? Never even heard of it! Quick, google search and straight to images. Shock! I didn’t expect to see such amazing pictures from a cheap flight destination. Mountains, fjords, and colourful streets? Sold, booked. Now, it was only a matter of time until I got on that plane and be on my way to Stavanger.
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Located in the South West, Stavanger is one of the oldest Norwegian cities. It was often ranked as the world’s most expensive city in the world. However, after my trip to Zurich in Switzerland, I can confirm it’s not as bad! In general, Norway is portrayed as the expensive country and sadly for that reason it's often avoided by the budget travellers. In spite of that, you can certainly afford a cheap trip to Stavanger. It's a hidden gem of Norway and there's plenty to discover during your stay. The traditional Norwegian architecture of small white wooden buildings can be seen around the city. It's not over populated with tourists or western retail chains, keeping the Nordic authenticity just the way it should be.
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