Stavanger - Main Round Host City

The city of natural highs

Surrounded by beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches, Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.

Famous for its many natural attractions and old wooden houses, the Stavanger region is on the radar of nearly every visitor to Norway. Here, you can explore scenic landmarks such as the Lysefjord, Sola beach, and the famous cliff 'Preikestolen' (The Pulpit Rock) which Lonely Planet once named 'the world’s most breathtaking viewing platform'.

Stavanger is both a university city and Europe’s oil and energy capital. Many different nationalities are attracted to the region, making it a highly international destination. This is all reflected in Stavanger’s urban and lively atmosphere, with cutting-edge food menus and a booming cultural scene.

Though Stavanger is an ever-evolving city, the city’s proud history shines through. Old Stavanger has Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement with more than 170 white wooden houses.

The venue: Stavanger Idrettshall

The multipurpose arena Stavanger Idrettshall was built in 1979. The arena has been used for previous handball championships, including the Men's EHF EURO 2008. For the Women's EHF EURO 2020 the arena will be revamped to house up to 8,000 spectators in the main round.