Good port to visit as with all ports researched on the Web. Local tour company is HMK who offer escorted tours as well as the Red Open Topped bus.
Opted for an escorted tour for 250 Nr Kr UKÂ£27.00 or USD $42 taking in the city sites plus including entrance into 2 museums - tour lasted 3 hours. Spent morning in City Centre - 5 minute walk from berth, and picked up tour at City Hall - dominates the water front.
Excellent value for money, visited the Viking and Kontiki Museums.
Also visited Stavanger - Good local transport, small independent shops.
Kristiansand - OK - too many Rumanian Beggars - I kid you not even in Norway.
Ulvik - Head of Hardanger Fjord - excellent - went for a 2 hour walk - local tourist office supplied route, visited Cider Farm - brilliant.