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Historic Moster

The island is connected to the mainland by bridges, the first over Røyksund Channel, then another over to Spyssøy island, and finally the Bømlafjord Bridge to Føyno. The Bømlafjord Tunnel runs from here to Sveio and on to Haugaland. There is a bridge linking Føyno with Stord.

Historically, Moster and the harbour at Mosterhamn were a natural place for travellers to come ashore. The location was described by Snorre, when he wrote about Olav Tryggvason, who came ashore here in the year 995, when he brought Christianity to Norway. You can also find one of the oldest stone churches in the country here, Old Moster Church.

Moster Amfi and marble

You will find what might be the most unique open-air venue in Northern Europe in Moster. Moster Amfi can seat 1,300 people, and has been built in what used to be a marble quarry. Grand theatrical productions and concerts are performed here. The Mostraspel play ‘On a night like this’ is performed at Whitsun every two years.

Moster Amfi is also the main gateway to Sunnhordland Geopark. The mine tunnel gives you an insight into Bømlo’s geology and mining history, which goes as far back as the Stone Age.

For example, did you know that Copenhagen’s Marble Bridge was made partly from marble from Moster and Bømlo?

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