The unique coastal landscape is perfect for kayaking and canoeing. You can do a gentle kayaking trip in the archipelago or you can set off and explore the hundreds of islands in Fitjar and Bømlo. If there is a high pressure over the coast in winter, the sea is generally lovely and calm. If you have the right equipment, you can enjoy a different kind of kayaking trip.

Tips on hiring kayaks and canoes:

Årbakka Handelsstad – kayak(season May – Sept.)

Åkrafjorden oppleving – canoe and kayak

Olaskjeret - Austevoll Opplevelsessenter - kayak

Kråko gjestetun - canoe

Camp Ålfjorden - kayak, canoe and SUP-board

Fjord cruise

Experience the scenery along the coast and visit hidden gems by boat in Sunnhordland. From Bømlo, you can bring your family or friends on a fjord cruise on MS Venemøy past small coastal villages and on between the islands and skerries out near the ocean’s edge.

Åkrafjorden Oppleving organises fjord cruises from June-September to Langfoss in Etne, which was ranked one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls by CNN Travel. They also organise tailored trips for groups, on the MS Stein Viking from April to October.

The MS Venemøy offers tailored trips for groups all year, and operates a regular service during summer.

Fjord cruise with MS Venemøy along the skerries in Sunnhordland

If you’re looking for a little action, you can try a RIB boat. Olaskjeret -Austevoll Opplevelsessenter organises both high-speed and more serene trips in the archipelago in Austevoll for groups. If you would like to take a boat or RIB boat to Slåtterøy lighthouse on Bømlo, you can contact Brandasund Kultur & Fritid. Both providers organise trips for groups all year round.

A visit to Engesund information centre on Fitjar is a great experience for the whole family. A RIB boat picks you up and takes you out to the information centre, where you can learn about how salmon are farmed. The café is open all summer, and you can book lunch in advance the rest of the year.


You are guaranteed a bracing experience when you go fishing outside the summer season.

Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri on Austevoll offers deep-sea fishing trips for small groups with an experienced guide.

If you would like to fish closer to land, between islets and skerries in Austevoll, you can contact Olaskjeret - Austevoll Opplevelsessenter. They offer, among other things, fishing with creels and nets, lines and rods. We can also recommend Ålfjorden in Sveio, which is a great place for fishing.

You can go deep-sea fishing on Tysnes. Tysnes Fiskeguiding organises courses and tailored fishing trips for groups of up to four people from April to October. Their fishing guide Micha has 25 years of experience and knows all the best fishing spots!