Tananger is a historic fishing village built around a picturesque natural harbour. White wooden houses, colourful boats and a backdrop of rolling green countryside give Tananger all the charm of a traditional Norwegian village. Further inland is a built-up town centre with a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Discover the village’s maritime roots at the Coastal Heritage Museum Tananger. The museum occupies several historic buildings by the harbour, including a wharf house used to offload fish. Exhibits include 19th-century wooden boats and equipment used by Norwegian fishermen.
Tananger is perched on the Stavanger Peninsula, between glacier-carved Hafrsfjorden and the North Sea. The village is a great base for outdoor adventures in the region. Swim and sunbathe on sandy beaches, explore local nature reserves and hike along scenic coastal trails. You’re a one-hour drive from Pulpit Rock, a flat-topped cliff that towers more than 600 metres over Lysefjord. Allow around five hours to complete the round-trip hike.
Tananger is on the western side of the Stavanger Peninsula, a 20-minute drive from Stavanger and five hours from Bergen. A car is the best way to visit Tananger and explore the Stavanger Peninsula at your own pace. Bergen Airport is a 4.5-hour drive away, while ferries also run between Tananger and Bergen.