A short-haul dream weekend

No matter the time of year, a holiday together with friends or your loved one is never a bad idea. Haugesund og Ryfylke are two very attractive weekend options for those wanting a hotel break, whether you’re after a bit of urban life or beautiful scenery.

Urban getaway in Haugesund

Take your friends or partner on a hotel break to Haugesund. The idyllic small town has a compact city vibe and the marina, delicious food, shopping streets, cultural events and beautiful places to visit are all within walking distance of each other. Wake beside the Smedasundet strait at Quality Hotel Maritim and enjoy the best hotel breakfast in Rogaland county. The hotel houses four of Haugesund’s best restaurants (all under the same roof). Enjoy the town’s cultural diversity, with everything from galleries and museums to theatre, festivals, stand-up and concerts.

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Shopping in Haugesund

The town centre offers a wide range of clothes and home decor shops to suit all budgets. There are also many niche shops such as Shabby Records, Krimz kramz, Den lille bokbutikken, Formbar Glassverksted and Crush Concept, to name but a few. There is also a shopping centre, Markedet, in the centre of town. We recommend you take a breather between the beautiful flower beds and the water mirror in the Biblioteksparken library park in the centre, and enjoy a takeaway lunch from one of the nearby restaurants. Or a cupcake from Jåblom bakst.

Active experiences in Ryfylke

If you like to hike in magnificent mountain landscapes, Ryfylke has plenty of wonderful places in store for you.

The spectacular views from the iconic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) are well known, but what about an out-of-season sunrise hike? Watching the sun rise over the mountains around the Lysefjord is a very special experience.

Salmon safari, guided kayak tours, exploring mines, fjord cruises and mushroom hunting are other exciting activities you can enjoy in Ryfylke.

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A treat for the taste buds

Ryfylke is a treasure trove for your taste buds. Many of the restaurants use local ingredients sourced from a range of local suppliers that produce apple cider, apple cordial, fruit and berries, meat, quails eggs, salmon, halibut, cheese and more.

Make sure to visit Hebnes Vingard, the only winery in Fjord Norway, sample the beer produced at Lilland Brewery Hotel’s microbrewery, or stop at one of the many farm shops along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke.

Accommodation that's close to nature

A stay in Ryfylke is excellent for all types of travellers, and is a particularly good base for active and fun weekends with friends or for a romantic getaway. The region has a number of accommodation options that are close to nature in all price ranges – everything from camping and glamping to cabins and hotels.

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