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Sunnhordland

Sunnhordland lies south of Bergen at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, and is known for the Folgefonna National Park and the Barony in Rosendal.

Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugalandet is a good starting point for exploring the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. The city of Haugesund is famous for the Film Festival.

Scenic Attractions in Sunnhordland

Enjoy fjords, mountains and the North Sea coastline, or go on a guided walk on the Folgefonna Glacier.

What to Do in Sunnhordland

In Sunnhordland you can go hiking in the mountains, fish for trout in the rivers and for pollack in the sea – all in one day.

Summer Skiing in Norway

Norway’s biggest summer ski center at Stryn is situated at the edge of the famous Jostedalsbreen Glacier.

Dining in Sunnhordland

In Sunnhordland, you can enjoy a meal in Scandinavia's smallest "palace", as well as eat in an old prison or in a converted boathouse.

Tourist information in Sunnhordland

The main tourist information office for Sunnhordland is located in Leirvik.

Getting to Sunnhordland

The main road E39 goes through Sunnhordland, and express boats to and from Bergen and Stavanger call at Leirvik.

Key facts about Sunnhordland

There are 60,000 people living in Sunnhordland. Stord and Husnes are the only two towns in the area. The Hardangerfjord is central in the region.

Where to stay in Sunnhordland

Stay in a cabin in the mountains, or in a luxurious hotel by the fjord. Guest houses such as Kubbervik and Bekkjarvik ooze charm and atmosphere.

Scenic attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Enjoy the white, sandy beaches of karmøy, Langfossen Waterfall in Etne and the mountains of Haugalandet.

What to do in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? At Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.

Getting to Haugesund and Haugalandet, and around

Today there are direct flights to Haugesund from Oslo and Bergen, as well as from eight destinations in Europe.

Winter in Haugesund and Haugalandet

The nearest ski resort to Haugesund and Haugalandet is Røldal. Here you will find downhill runs and cross-country tracks.

Shopping in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Knitted clothing and textiles, handmade candles and local salmon are among the things you should buy in Haugesund and Haugalandet.

Dining in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Choose fresh delicacies delivered directly from the sea, or a local dish rich in tradition.

Festivals in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Visit the Haugesund region during the Viking Festival, the International Jazz Festival, known as Sildajazz, or the International Film Festival

Where to stay in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Spend the night at a lighthouse in the open sea outside of Haugesund, or find a hotel or fishermen's cabin on the coast.

Key facts about Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugalandet is a geographical region in the county of Rogaland, in Western Norway. Haugesund is its main town.
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