In the footsteps of the Vikings

This exciting Haugesund region extends from the open sea in the west to the fjord and mountain landscape in the east. A host of nature-based adventures await visitors who want to experience the contrasts in the fantastic scenery of Western Norway. You can walk in the Vikings’ footsteps, visit the islands of Røvær and Utsira and see perpendicular mountains and cascading waterfalls in the beautiful Åkrafjord.

Festivals in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugesund, which is the regional centre for more than 100,000 people, has everything you need for a blast of urban life; culture, shopping, restaurants and charming cafés. Festivals and cultural events are organised all year round for people of all ages. The two biggest festivals, Sildajazz jazz festival and the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund are held every August.

Fjord secrets

The secret’s out, Fjord Norway is more than you expected. Yes, we’re home to mind-blowing fjord landscapes. But we’re so much more! You are welcome to explore farther and further. Delve deeper across Fjord Norway to unearth countless hidden gems — attractions and experiences that amaze and delight in sight and sound, taste and touch.

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Be inspired

We have gathered some articles together here written by people who know the Haugesund region well. Browse through the pages for inspiration and put together the perfect trip to Haugesund for you. Maybe you’ll even discover some hidden gems?

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