It's a rare day that we get the duo of a lively event in Stavanger coupled with beautiful weather. Usually when I go into town for a meeting or appointment the city looks a bit dead. We've had an influx of summer tourists lately, but not since the 17th of May celebrations have I seen the city look like this:
Everyone is gathered for the 2012 Gladmat festival this week. Billed as Scandinavia's biggest food festival, Gladmat offers a variety of events over several days. We headed down to the harbour one afternoon to check out the food tents.
Did I mention that Stavanger is cruise ship central in summer? Needless to say, the harbour was mobbed!
We followed these couples' leads and found a spot on one of the ship restaurants docked next to the action.
The Gladmat Food Festival takes place at the end of July every year in Stavanger. It is one of many summer festivals in Rogaland.