Visit Stavanger

ICSEI 2019 will take place in Stavanger, a charming university town situated in beautiful surroundings on the South-West coast of Norway.

Home to a number of education and research institutions, and famous by many as the oil and energy capital of Europe, Stavanger is known for its international population, vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural life.  In 2008, Stavanger was European Capital of Culture.

Stavanger Concert Hall, which opened in 2012, is the region’s main cultural arena. The Concert Hall is well-known both for hosting high-quality performances as well as for its exceptional architecture. 

Many visitors have become fascinated by the results of Stavanger’s annual street art festival Nuart. We encourage you to keep your eyes open as you walk through the streets – who knows what you may discover!

Øvre holmegate stavanger
The colorful Øvre Holmegate is one of the favorite spots amongst the locals. You might want to bring a jacket if you plan on sitting outside in January …

The city centre is pedestrian-friendly, with most sights and attractions within a small area. 

Stavanger is also known for its culinary profile. The city is particularly proud of its two Michelin star restaurants.  Stavanger also offers a wide range of other restaurants, bistros and cafes, with something suitable for most wallets. 

To get the most out of your stay in Stavanger, visit Region Stavanger-Ryfylke’s website.

European hubs with direct flights to Stavanger international airport include Amsterdam, London and Copenhagen.

The airport is located 13 km from the conference venue, and 15 km from Stavanger city centre. 
There are bus services running regularly from the airport to most hotels. For more information about routes and schedules, visit

Regional trains run to Stavanger from Oslo and Kristiansand.  Travelling by train gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Norway, such as forests, mountains and the open landscapes of Jæren. Visit for more information and bookings. 

For information about bus services within Stavanger, please visit

The ICSEI venue

Stavanger Forum is one of Norway’s largest conference and exhibition centres and is located near the city centre.
For bus services from the centre to Stavanger Forum, please visit