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Day trips from Stavanger, Norway

Husband has conference in Norway in last week of March. I will be there from Monday to Thursday when he will be in conference. On the weekend, we will go to Amalfi coast because his next conference on that Monday will be in Milan.

What day trips I can take from Stavanger from Monday through Thursday ?

Bonus question - What day trips I can take in Milan from Monday through Thursday the following week? (In case you are also knowledgable about Italy.

I suppose it will be quite cold in late March in Norway

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I suppose it will be quite cold in late March in Norway

Stavanger is a coastal town in the south, so I guess not as cold as you might think. Prepare for rain though, Vestlandet is one of wettest regions in Europe and while it is not as rainy as Bergen, Stavanger still sees on average around 1200 mm rain per year.

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Agree to Badger.

It is too early in year to explore the scenic parts of Ryfylke - roads closed.

I do not know if the feries to Lysebotn started operations to see Lysefjord. Check www.kolumbus.no for that.

Some other tips you will find here.

I would also raise that question to Stavanger tourist information.

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We did a wonderful cruise of Norway that included Stavanger and Geiranger. Both were excellent. Loved the Harbour cruise in Stavanger.

We did the cruise in mid-June and on our tour of the nearby mountain, we were told that a snowstorm had closed the roads around the city two weeks before.

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One of the best day trips from Stavanger is a cruise through the Lysefjord and a hike up Pulpit Rock. Another option would be to take a boat to the village of Flørli and climb the worlds longest wooden staircase - Flørli 4444.

From Milan, you can take a day trip to the town of Varenna on Lake Como, about an hour north by train.