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The Åkrafjord and Langfoss waterfall

Between the steep mountains, the 30-kilometre-long Åkrafjord carves its way inland to many small hamlets and farms. There’s a long tradition of agriculture in Etne and it has been the municipality’s most important livelihood. Etne municipality offers amazing experiences and attractions such as Langfoss waterfall, the via ferrata climbing route Kyrkjeveggen, the Åkrafjord, the giant's cauldrons in Rullestad and the Etnefjellene mountains with their countless hiking possibilities. There are plenty of accommodation options in Etne, whether you’re looking for hotels, cabins, glamping or B&Bs. There’s a big focus on local food in Etne, spearheaded by Åkrafjordtunet cafe and shop, Lundal meats and Skakkelaks smokehouse.

Etne centre and Etneelva river

The Etne river is temporarily closed for salmon fishing (updated 28 June 2024). Etneelva is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Western Norway and attracts many hopeful fishermen every year from June to September. In the centre of Etne you will find accommodation, restaurants, an art gallery and the Etne shopping centre. Every August, the Etne market offers a range of cultural and family experiences for all ages.


The village of Skånevik is also an important part of Etne municipality and is known for its fine building tradition, giving it the name ‘the pearl of Sunnhordland’. The Skånevik Blues Festival, which takes place each year at the turn of June/July, turns the village upside down! Skånevik Fjordhotell can also be found here.

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Travel inspiration for Etne

Find inspiration here to help you plan your visit to Etne. This area offers wonderful nature experiences and stimulating activities.

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