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Day trips in Haugesund

Walk the Coastal Trail in Haugesund

Walk the Coastal Trail from the centre of Haugesund to the national monument Haraldshaugen and enjoy beautiful, green nature. Don't forget to stop for coffee on your way and enjoy a lovely cupcake.



3 hours


Smedasundet sound

Your visit to Haugesund would not be complete without a stroll along Smedasundet sound, or Indre kai, as the locals call the quay. Perfect for a bite to eat or just to take in the fresh sea air.

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Jåblom Bakst Cupcakehuset

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat in what is perhaps the most colourful buildings in town; Jåblom Bakst - Cupcakehuset. Stop here on your way to or from the Coastal Trail – or both, if you like.

Open until 18:00
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Harald Fairhair

The first king of Norway, Harald Fairhair, gazes across the sound from the viewpoint at Havnaberg.

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Norway’s national monument Haraldshaugen

Haraldshaugen is Norway’s only national monument and, according to Snorre Sturlason's Norse King Sagas, the site where Harald Fairhair was buried.

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Wild sheep on the Coastal Trail

Along the Coastal Trail, you can meet the wild sheep that help to maintain the cultural landscape. Feel free to photograph the sheep from a distance, but otherwise, let them wander around undisturbed.

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Kvalen lighthouse

The perfect place to experience the wind and elements, or just enjoy the view on a calm summer’s day. Be careful, and don’t go too far out on the rock on windy days.

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Swimming in Kvalsvik

A lovely swimming spot for children and adults alike. If you’re brave enough, you can have a swim here all year round – chilly , but refreshing! There is also a bathing hut where you can make a fire in the fire pan (you must bring your own firewood and lighter).

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'The Rising Tide' sculpture park

Made by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The sculptures are installed in the sea, so the experience changes with the ebb and flow of the tide.

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