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Stavanger is a fairly safe place to visit. Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through Norway. Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.
There are many water activities available around Stavanger. With these activities however come certain inherent dangers, most of which can be easily avoided by following a few simple rules, such as always wearing a life jacket when on a boat. For an informative list of useful water safety tips, visit the American Red Cross website.
Avoid walking alone at night (especially women). This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Stavanger as well. If staying with a group is not an option and walking is unavoidable, try to remain in lighted, public areas.
In the case of an emergency while visiting Stavanger (or any of Norway), from any phone dial 112 for the police, 110 for the fire department, and 113 for an ambulance.Although there are no foreign embassies located in Stavanger, many countries have a location somewhere in Norway (most in Oslo). For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.