The Region

The Stavanger region is Norway's third largest urban region. We call it the "20 minute region": 20 minute commute from home to work, 20 minutes from the mountains to the beach, and 20 min from the city to the airport.

Stavanger gives you energy!
Since the discovery of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf some fifty years ago, the Stavanger region has become the energy capital of Europe and an international hub for the global energy industry. 

The region has developed one of the strongest energy clusters in the world with national and international companies representing the entire energy value chain:

  • Attracting international attention for a whole array of different industries
  • A center for clean energy production, both from hydro and wind sources
  • A leading region when it comes to low emission transport
  • Houses ONS, one of the world’s leading energy meeting places
  • The Norwegian Continental Shelf offers new investments and production opportunities

A resourceful and innovative region
The Stavanger region is leading when it comes to innovation, entrepreneurship and one of the best regions in Norway for business development.

  •  The region offers a competent and diverse talent pool. Highly educated people with great language skills
  • Large variety in available commercial properties
  • Several large and modern port facilities
  • World class expo and conference fascilities 
  • Chilly air, ice-cold fjords, and the lowest priced renewable electricity in Europe
  • Home of the largest underwater tunnel systems in the world
  • A maritime region in the forefront of technology implementation
  • Stavanger is a  European Smart City Lighthouse through Horizon2020
  • Houses Nordic Edge Expo, The largest smart city event in the Nordics 

Cutting edge technology
Companies located in the Stavanger region has developed technologically advanced products propelling themselves to be world leaders at their field.

  • The region has the fastest regional broadband network capacity in Norway, and Norway are the third-best country for broadband in the world
  • The Norwegian oil and gas sector is internationally recognized when it comes to health, environment and safety solutions
  • The region has some of the most advanced aquaculture technology companies in the world 
  • The oil and gas technology cluster excels within areas such as increased oil recovery, automated drilling operations, simulation, artificial intelligence and remote operations
  • Several technology and innovation initiatives are being developed in the region:  Norwegian Energy Solutions, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster, Nordic Edge Smart City Innovation Cluster, Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, Aqua Technology Network, Norway Pumps & Pipes and Advanced Mechanical Production

An international region
The region houses over 180 different nationalities, same as Amsterdam. 

  • Highly rated British, French and International schools make it easy for families to move to the region
  • International companies attract people from all over the world
  • The number of international study programs at several university institutions in the region is high and growing

Close to the continent
With 50 daily flights to Sola Airport and 27 direct routes, the Stavanger region is easy to reach. Many popular and central European cities as London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, are about one-hour flight journey away. 

  • High regularity and punctuality due to CAT II operations, enabling landing in poor visibility
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Ranked as the best airport in Northern-Europe by AirHelp in 2018

Satisfy your hunger
The Stavanger region is Norway´s largest food producing region. The region is famous for its excellent seafood, vegetables and meat.

  • Norway´´s  biggest food festival, Gladmat
  • The international beer festival What´s brewing
  • Several Michelin star restaurants and Bocuse d`Or champion chefs

Safe and predictable
We exceed your expectations. This is a good way to describe the Norwegian society, and the Stavanger region is no exception.

  • Predictable local government
  • Ranked among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world
  • Modern schools and extensive health care
  • Full public nursery coverage
  • Predictable weather without extreme heat or cold

Stay for the lifestyle
Norway has one of the highest quality of life ratings in the world and was the worlds happiest country in 2017. The Stavanger region prides itself with offering a lifestyle that makes you want to stay.

  • With short distances and little time spend commuting, precious time is saved, making family life even better
  • The cities in the region are well-connected with everything within easy reach
  • The Stavanger region hosts a series of cultural events and festivals
  • Ski slopes and mountains are only an hour driving distance from home
  • Wide variety of sports on both amateur and professional level 
  • Unique scenery with fjords, mountains and sea landscape with attractions like the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag as day trip opportunities

Case Stories

DEA chose the Stavanger region for further growth

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MedTech collaboration in the innovating environment of Ipark

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Montaag chose their office location with their heart

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Why Shoreline chose the Greater Stavanger region

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