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.
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.