A natural stopping-off point when you get to Fitjar is the shop in the very centre of the village, known as ‘Larsen ved sjødn’ by the locals. Now refurbished, it used to be a traditional village shop. It now houses a SPAR shop, general store and café, where you can get hold of most of the things you need. It also forms a pleasant and natural hub for the village.
Nearby is Sjøsio Marina, with all the facilities you need. Fitjar is very popular with boat tourists. Fitjar consists of myriad islands and skerries separated by shallow sounds and bays. Fitjar village and Sjøsio are a natural stopping-off point.
Fitjar Fjordhotell is within walking distance of the main streets. Accommodation, conference facilities, Sunday buffet, revue tent (in summer) and the chance to watch the sun sink into the sea are only some of the things waiting for you here.
Fitjar Tourist Information Office is right in the centre of the village, as is Engesund Visitor Centre. This is a place where the whole family can have fun, learn and book boat trips – starting in the town centre and at the visitor centre.
Culture and history in the village centre
In the very heart of Fitjar, you will find Fitjar Church, the Town Hall, Håkon’s Park, a gallery with exhibitions and Fitjar Sports and Cultural Centre. The building houses a cinema and is an arena for concerts and other events. The village is also the starting point for a cultural history trail, which is a lovely walk and the perfect way to top up your knowledge of this historic place.
Fitjar village is also a great starting point from which to experience the natural environment and go hiking in the mountains – which are very close by. There are many kilometres of hiking trails in Midtfjellet Wind Farm, which are perfect for hikers and cyclists, families with pushchairs and wheelchair users – and you can go skiing here when there is snow on the ground. You can see the Folgefonna glacier from here, and watch the sun set over the sea on clear days.