Its proximity to the sea has made its mark on the business community, landscape and people of Måløy. Måløy and the island Vågsøy are connected to the mainland by the Måløybrua bridge, and it is one of Norway’s biggest fishery ports. You can experience everything from idyllic places to spectacular scenic experiences.

In the charming streets of this coastal town, you can hear interesting tales from the war at the Måløy Raid Centre and visit cafés and restaurants where you can choose between everything from fish and chips to sushi.

Måløy has attracted attention in recent years for its fantastic street art representing the coastal culture of Vågsøy. There are now 20 artworks, most of which are in walking distance of the town centre.

Måløy is situated on the island of Vågsøy and is surrounded by the Stadhavet sea – one of the most exposed areas along the coast of Norway. There are four lighthouses on Vågsøy to guide ships safely around Stad. Kråkenes lighthouse is on the west coast, an area well known for its treacherous waters.

You’ll find the 1.5-km-long sandy beach Refviksanden at the end of the village Refvik. Its white shell beach is one of the loveliest in all of Norway. Vågsberget, one of the many places along the coast that used to be a trading post with a hostelry, is a short drive from Måløy. Kannesteinen – a very special rock shaped like the stem of a glass is on the shore near Vågsberget. It has been formed by the waves over thousands of years.

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