The island community of Utsira
The island community of Utsira is situated out at the ocean’s edge, a 70-minute boat trip from Haugesund. Wander around the island that, despite having no streets, nonetheless features world-class street art. Enjoy a delicious meal made from local produce at Dahmsgård restaurant. Who would have thought seaweed could be transformed into the most delicious dishes? And there are several options if you would like to spend the night there. The locals will tell you that you have to stay over to really get a sense of island life.
Avaldsnes – Viking royal seat
Experience Avaldsnes where the Viking kings once lived. For 3,000 years, chieftains and princes, and later Vikings, controlled the ships that entered and left Nordvegen, the way to the north, and which would subsequently give its name to the kingdom of Norway. Avaldsnes is considered to be Norway’s oldest royal seat, and was an important chieftain’s residence and royal seat long before the Vikings. St. Olav’s Church, the Nordvegen History Centre and the Viking Farm at Avaldsnes are important places to visit if you’re interested in Viking history. And if you weren’t interested in it before, you will be after your visit!