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Guided bus tour to Nedstrand and a hike to Himakånå

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Join Viking Adventure's local guide on a hike up the magical Himakånå. The tour starts with a bus ride from the centre of Haugesund into the small village of Nedstrand.

On the way to Nedstrand, the local guide will take you through Haugesund's history from the Viking Age to the rise of Haugesund as a herring town in the 19th century, up until Haugesund today, with its world-class industry and technology.


On arrival in Nedstrand, you start the hike to the spectacular Himakånå mountain formation, 357 metres above sea level. This rock formation is often referred to as Trolltunga's little sister, as it is easier to hike, more family-friendly and easier to access. The hike to the top is about two kilometres and takes about one hour each way. The route is on a relatively steep gravel trail that will keep your feet dry all the way to Himakånå. There are fantastic views from the top and you’ll soon realise why this is such a popular place to take photos. There’s time here to catch your breath, take some photos and enjoy your packed lunch.


Who is the hike suitable for?

The tour includes a total hike of about two hours, so is suitable for anyone in good physical shape, including children who are used to hiking.


What should I bring on the hike?

Wear comfortable hiking clothes/activewear and appropriate footwear (trainers/hiking shoes). Dress according to the weather conditions and remember to bring a good jacket to wear when you take a break at the top. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle too.


When is the tour available?

This tour is available throughout the year.


How long will the tour last?

This is a day trip that lasts about five to five-and-a-half hours.


In what languages are guided tours available?

The guided tour is primarily offered in English. Contact Viking Adventure to enquire about tours in other languages.


What’s included in the price?

The price includes transport to Nedstrand, a guide and a Norwegian packed lunch and drink that you can enjoy on top of Himakånå.


Can this be booked as a private tour?

If you would like a private tour for a group in Norwegian or another language, please contact Viking Adventure to find out what we can offer.


Are you arriving in Haugesund on a cruise?

Here is an overview of all the excursions that Viking Adventure offers for your cruise.If there isn’t a tour to Himakånå on your preferred date, there may well be other Viking Adventure tours you would enjoy.

Last updated: 03/22/2024

Source: Destinasjon Haugesund & Haugalandet

Guided bus tour to Nedstrand and a hike to Himakånå

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