Those of you who are interested in urban development should stay in the town centre and get out on foot. Experience Haugesund on foot, and see historical monuments, learn about industrial history and enjoy a rich cultural and café scene. Start with a short city walk in the centre of Haugesund before enjoying other urban experiences!
Today, Haugesund may be better known as a shipping and industry town, spearheaded by the Aibel shipyard. But the town’s development was largely thanks to the herring fisheries. Dokken Museum, which is open in summer, provides an insight into what Haugesund was like 150 years ago, and Karmsund Folk Museum illustrates the town’s history.