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Ryvarden outside Haugesund, Norway - Photo: Vestfoto
Ryvarden outside Haugesund, Norway Photo: Vestfoto

Special venues in Haugesund

Staalehuset, the house of the “herring king” and Høyevarde Lighthouse are two examples of venues with historical character in Haugesund.


Høyevarde Lighthouse hotel

Høyevarde lighthouse is an exclusive and unique cultural heritage. When you arrive at the location, either with boat or car, you will feel that the place gives you a sense of calm. Høyevarde Lighthouse hotel is an exceptionally great place with a beautiful lighthouse and excellent facilities.

Banquet facilities in Tollbodet/meetingroom: 30 people
The meeting room in Naustet: 12 people.
For overnight stays: 8 double rooms.


Staalehuset in Haugesund 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, Staalehuset contains some very interesting function rooms, an amphitheatre and concert hall, and can offer accommodation for between 20 and 500 guests.

Ryvarden Lighthouse

Ryvarden Lighthouse was built in 1849. Since the lighthouse was automised 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.

The lighthouse can offer catering for up to 50 people. In the lighthouse keeper's quarter accommodation is offered for eight to 10 people. Ryvarden Lighthouse is 22 kilometres from Haugesund.

Lothes Mat & Vinhus

Lothes Mat & Vinhus is a restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, both indoors and outside. It offers conference facilities for four to 80 people and banqueting for 80.  Lothes Mat & Vinhus is located on the quay in Haugesund and has a great view over Smedasundet Sound.


Solbakken is siutated only a 10 minute drive from Haugesund town centre. Well protected from the beaten track and with magnificent natural surroundings, this is a place with an atmosphere like no other.

The meetingroom Låven is in a former barn, and Steinbua, built in natural stone, has a fireplace and a turf roof.

There is a great variation of soft team building activities at Solbakken. Try your skills at the putball field, for example – a game that resembles mini golf, where the golf ball is replaced with a football.

Capacity: Låven – 60 guests and Steinbua – 38 guests.  

Sildaloftet at the North Sea island of Utsira

Next to the wharfside at Sørevågen you will find Sildaloftet with overnight accommodation for up to 40 persons. Here you can relax and regain your energy.

Utsira is Norway's smallest municipality with only 218 inhabitants. Let your team explore some of the adventures at the island: the preserved coastal heritage landscape, marked hiking trails, Utsira Lighthouse, and the world’s first wind and hydrogen energy power plant. Sildaloftet has daily ferry connections with Haugesund.

Capacity: 60 persons

More information

Haugesund Convention Bureau
Phone: +47 52 70 09 20
Website: visithaugesund.no/meetings 
Email: meetings@visithaugesund.no 

Last updated:  2014-09-15

About Haugesund

Key facts about Haugesund

Haugesund is the regional centre of Haugalandet and has around 36,000 inhabitants. The travel time from the city to the airport is 15 minutes.


Haugesund is a major participant in the oil, offshore and shipping industry and a region with many events and festivals.

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