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Day trips that make your holiday complete!

Here are our tips on what to do when you visit Haugesund and Haugalandet. These suggested day trips will make it easier to plan your stay here. If you have 2, 4 or 8 hours of time that are not yet filled with wonderful experiences, then check out our suggestions for day trips. To find the most suitable trips, you can filter them by duration, group size, activity level and category. You will need a full day for some of the tours, while others only take a few hours.

SUP på Sandve|© Visit Haugesund

Things to do once you're here

Accessibility is the key to great experiences. We've now made it even easier for you to find out what's actually open during your stay. On your phone, find the place you would like to visit and click on 'things to do'. Then select the date and time and you can see what's open. If you allow your phone to share your location, you can also see the distance to the experience you have selected.

A whole host of cultural events

There are a range of events throughout the year in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Everything from concerts, theatre, shows, stand-up shows, food events and much, much more. It’s also home to major festivals such as Sildajazz, the Norwegian Film Festival, Karmøygeddon Metal Festival, the Viking Festival, the Vangen Festival, SILK, Skånevik Blues Festival and Vikedal Roots Music Festival. We have gathered all the cultural events in a separate calendar so you won't miss a thing!

Vangenfestivalen |© Henriette Lien

Good preparation makes for an even better journey

If you are going to smaller towns in Norway, or to rural areas, you should think about your trip and prepare in advance. If you visit a small island community or village with the same expectations of opening hours, availability and resources as you have for large cities or all-inclusive holidays, then it goes without saying that your expectations will rarely be met. We have put together some tips on how you can ensure an even better experience here.

How to get to Haugesund

We have put together an overview of how to get to Haugesund and Haugalandet and how to experience the region using public transport. See information about transportation here.

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