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Mjølhussanden at Karmøy, Norway - Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen
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Mjølhussanden at Karmøy, Norway Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen

Scenic attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet

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

Langfossen Waterfall

The fifth largest waterfall in Norway, with its 612-metre drop, is situated at the east-end of the picturesque Åkrafjord just outside Etne. Langfossen has been named as one of the world's 10 most beautiful waterfalls by CNN.

The beaches of Karmøy

Karmøy is famous for its long, white sandy beaches. Take a stroll along them and let your eyes gaze out towards the wild and beautiful North Sea

Steinsfjellet Mountain

Haugesund and the region are excellent for hiking, and there are many viewpoints available, such as Steinsfjellet - one of the highest peaks in Haugesund. Steinsfjellet is easily accessible by car. From here you can enjoy views over Haugesund, the North Sea and the surrounding mountains.

Etnefjella Mountains

The Etnefjella Mountains east in Haugalandet are ideal for long and short hiking trips year round. Marked trails can be found here, and there are many cabins should you want to spend the night up in the mountains.

Trollvassnipen and Holekleiv viewpoint

Trollvasssnipen is the highest peak in Sveio. The viewpoint at Holekleiv is situated one kilometre from Nedstrand in Tysvær. It is easily accessible and offers a great panorama over the Boknafjord, the moors of Ryfylke and the small village of Nedstrand. 

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Last updated:  2013-01-18
The Langfoss Waterfall in Etne, Norway - Photo: Espen Mills
The Langfoss Waterfall in Etne, Norway
Hiking in Tysvær, Norway - Photo: Tove V. Bråthen
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Mjølhussanden at Karmøy, Norway - Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen

Scenic attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet

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

Scenic attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Source: Visitnorway

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.

The Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord, not far from Bergen, is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring, Folgefonna Glacier and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.

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.

About Haugesund and Haugalandet

Ryfylke

Ryfylke is home to the Lysefjord and the mountain formations of Kjerag and Prekestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

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