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For people living along the coast, general stores play an important role. They make survival easier in isolated communities by fulfilling several basic needs: supplies, socialising, gossip, culture, laughter and a place to wet your whistle. A general store always reflects the character of its whereabouts as well as the personality of its owner. If you want to encounter the life and charm of a coastal community, pop into Hellesøy General Store. The shop’s regulars have their own named coffee cups hanging on the wall, the freezer doubles as a banquet table, and visitors are encouraged to sign a guest book.
A bus service that corresponds with Ryanair arrivals and depart- ures from Haugesund Airport Karmøy. This bus also corre- sponds with Kystbussen route...
Traditional, freshly-baked bread is available direct from our wood-burning oven each Saturday. Come and enjoy a totally different shopping experience at Urtemakeriet.
Norled operates several regular boat and ferry services as well as regular round trips in beautiful Western Norway.
The Culture Boat MS Glesnes takes you on a fascinating tour through the ocean south-west of Sotra. The beautiful archipelago, fresh sea air, delicious seafood and even a competition to catch the biggest fish. We can tailor our tours to meet your needs, with fantastic local food and culture you’ll have an unforgettable maritime adventure.
The Gestapo’s revenge. On 30 April 1942, the tiny coastal community of Telavåg was deleted from the map when the Germans discovered the role the village people played in the illicit trafficking of men across the North Sea. This, coupled with the killing of a Norwegian agent and two German officers, triggered the Telavåg tragedy, one of Europe’s worst war catastrophes.
Take a trip through one of the most rugged, harsh and spectacular coastal landscapes in Norway. At times Golta lies dormant, with nothing more threatening than a light breeze, but at times it unleashes a furious inferno of wind, raging seas and 15 meter high waves.
The climbing area at Glesnes is situated on the southern tip of Sotra. The wall is very steep, with 20 to 30 degree overhangs. The quality of the rock is lower than other walls on Sotra, but in return the wall offers exciting hòlklatring.
The earliest recorded mention of Glesvær dates from 1664. At this time, a merchant from Bergen named Henrich Wessel had a trade monopoly at Glesvær....