Staalehuset in Haugeund is a famous landmark and possibly Norway's most distinctive sea house. It bears rich memories from the time of the great herring fisheries and Norway's largest herring exporter, Steffen Staalesen, who was otherwise known as the 'Herring King'.
Today, the Staalehuset contains some very interesting function rooms, an amphitheatre and concert hall, with accommodation for between 20 and 500 guests.
Fugl Fønix Hotel
Fugl (bird) Fønix Hotel, café and gallery is a cultural oasis located in surroundings of natural beauty by the village of Etne, 60 kilometres from Haugesund. The hotel, café and gallery specialises in conferences, courses and art exhibitions. The hotel has three meeting rooms and can offer conference facilities for 80 people. Its exhibition area is 90 square metres.
The hotel has 24 guest rooms. The programme covers a diverse arrangement of activities including guided hiking and fishing trips. Evening entertainment consists of stand up comedy, theatre, concerts and club gigs with urban music.
The Salmon castle (Lakseslottet Lindum) was built by an English lord in 1884 and has its own friendly ghost. His guests were enthusiastic Englishmen who fished for salmon or went hunting in Ryfylke. Between the 1st and 2nd World War, the property was turned into a home for boys who were suffering with tuberculosis. The ghost at Lindum, named the reliable nurse, is known from this time.
Today the castle has a conference hall with room for 50 people and group rooms with an historical aura. The big dining room can serve up to 65 guests. For minor groups the castle can offer more intimate rooms, such as Lord Sibthorp's Dining Room.
The Salmon castle is in Suldal, two hours drive from Haugesund. The hotel has 24 double rooms in a separate wing.
Ryvarden was built in 1849 and lies by the sea. Since the lighthouse became automatic in 1984, the buildings have been used as a cultural centre. The meeting room is in the gallery, from where participants can enjoy the panoramic view in all directions. Although inside, guests will have the feeling of being close to nature.
Ryvarden Lighthouse can offer catering for up to 50 people. In the lighthouse keeper's quarter accommodation is offered for eight to 10 people. The lighthouse is 22 kilometres from Haugesund.
Lothes Mat & Vinhus
Lothes Mat & Vinhus is a restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, both in and outdoor. It can offer conference facilities for four to 80 people and banqueting for 80. The restaurant is on the quay in Haugesund and has a great view over Smedasundet Sound.