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Sauda Photo: Olafr Jakobsson
Sauda Photo: Sauda Ferie & Fritid
Sauda Photo: Per Inge Fjellheim
Sauda Photo: Per Inge Fjellheim
Sauda Photo: Per Inge Fjellheim

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Sauda is a municipality with 4700 residents, situated in the innermost reaches of Ryfylke. The town of Sauda is the centre of trade, education and services for the region.

 

Archaeological finds show there were settlements in the Viking Era and throughout the Middle Ages. Until the 18th century, the sale and export of timber was of great importance. Mining became a prominent activity in the 19th century, and in the 20th century industrialisation led to the development of today’s modern Sauda. In our times, the most important industries are hydroelectric power production, metallurgical industries, and the production of lumber and glass.

 

Sauda enjoys its proximity to fjord and mountains alike, and it is a paradise for exciting recreational activities year round. During the winter, Sauda Ski Centre in Svandalen draws skiers from afar; the alpine centre is situated just 15 minutes by car from the town centre. The nearby mountains offer great hiking, fishing and hunting, and there is an excellent network of trails.

 

Even during the winter, the sidewalks of Sauda are free of ice, making shopping in the compact town centre a pleasant experience. The industrial township of Åbøbyen, with its Industrial Workers Museum, is well worth a visit and a guided tour. This well-preserved township was the largest of its kind in Europe when it was established for industrial workers, managers and staff who worked at Sauda’s smelting plant. The oldest of the 120 houses were built in 1916. The Industrial Workers Museum is housed in one of the homes.

 

Sauda Days, held on the last weekend of May, is a festive annual event that offers great deals and a wide range of activities, including a renowned bicycle race between Haugesund and Sauda that attracts some of the country’s best cyclists.

 

Welcome to Sauda!

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • conference facilities
  • Sports activities

    • cross-country skiing
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • Activities

    • nature trails
  • Winter sports

    • ski lift
  • Other accommodation

    • accommodation
  • Distance

    • food/refreshments
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Sauda is a municipality with 4700 residents, situated in the innermost reaches of Ryfylke. The town of Sauda is the centre of trade, education and...

Sauda

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