Vikings, nature and culture
Karmøy is known for its rich cultural heritage, with Norway's oldest royal seat, a once-thriving copper industry and idyllic wooden houses. Nature experiences also await, with wonderful sandy beaches, surfing waves, signposted hiking trails in varied terrain and charming coastal culture. The three biggest attractions on Karmøy are: Norway's oldest royal seat at Avaldsnes, beautiful Skudeneshavn and Åkrasanden beach, which has blue flag certification. On the island, you will find gems such as the natural phenomenon Dueglåp, the Visnes Mining Museum and the Minigolfen Familiepark, said to be Europe's largest minigolf course.
The festival and cultural island of Karmøy
Karmøy has a rich cultural life and hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. Each year, Karmøygeddon attracts music lovers to Kopervik from far and wide, and literature buffs should also check out SILK in Skudeneshavn. At Avaldsnes, the largest Viking festival in Western Norway's is held every June.
Fly to Haugesund and Haugalandet
Karmøy is also home to the region's only airport, Haugesund Airport Karmøy, which is an important hub between Haugesund and Oslo.