Potatoes constitute a vital part of Norwegian cuisine and culture. During fall, farmers harvest their crops, including tons and tons of potatoes. Most school children in Norway got a week off school to help collecting potatoes from the fields. Some farmers didn’t even have tractors, so a horse would walk the fields dragging a potato collector device. Potatoes would spring up from the ground, and children would rush to pick them up.
The potato holiday slowly, but surely, changed name to the Autum holiday (høstferien). The Autum break is a great opportunity for many families to spend some time together. Schools are closed, and many family take the opportunity to go away.
Here is a list of fun activities if you're in town:
Store Stokkavatn is great for fishing. Check it out here.
Most swimming arenas are open through the Autumn holiday. Here is a list of swimming arenas in Stavanger.
Museums and library
With a library card, families can enter the museum at Muségaten 16, Stavanger Art Museum and Stavanger Maritime Museum for free during the autumn holiday. NB! Without a library card, ordinary prices apply at the museum. Get your card here.
Action at the youth clubs
Theres is no reason for the kids to stay inside. Check out the different clubs and activites here.
Lot´s of fun for the kids at the oil museum.
Have a great week!!
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