Visit the local pubs carefully selected for their quality brew, history and atmosphere, receive a drink and listen to exciting stories at every stop!
History, language and climate shaped our nations culture. But what about drinking behavior? Is there such thing as ‘Norwegian drinking culture’? Join the Stavanger Pub Crawl and “savour the history” with an adult beverage and a fun Pub-guide. Your guide will entertain you with Norwegian drinking customs from the Middle-ages until today, as well as the history of each pub that you visit.
Skål! [skawl] The word for ’cheers’ is really quite useful when celebrating with Norwegians!
Foreigners seem to be amused by the unique drinking laws in Norway, results of a long tradition of fighting the evils of alcohol which were established a century agi by Asbjørn Kloster, a pioneer in prohibition. Todays alcohol policy is aimed at restricting the negative effects of alcohol consumption on health and society in Norway. But if we sketch an outline of the developments in alcohol policy we find several distinct phases. Throughout time alcohol has been regarded as:
- a ritual constituent
- a marketable product
- a sinful substance from a religious point of view
- a needless extravagance
- an important nutrient and economic resource
- a cause of social problems and a public health concern
The Stavanger Pub Crawl tour is an engaging, informative and interactive tour provided by one of our local knowledgable guides, who will share exciting stories from the various periods of Norwegian drinking traditions throughout the ages.
The (Norwegian) hero of Viking times, Olav Tryggvason, got people drunk so he could set fire to their houses if they refused to become Christians.