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Experience much in a short time with electric-bikes and local guide. This is an exceptional opportunity to take beautiful photos of the Viking city, Haugesund. Equipped with a state-of-the-art electrical bike and a helmet, your guide will bring you safely through the city center at a comfortable pace to the northern part of the city.
You bike through the main shopping street, Haraldsgata, and will stop at the iconic Fishermen statue where you can take photos while your guide describes the fishing culture and the huge effect herring has had on the city.
The second stop will be at the statue of Harald Fairhair. Learn more about the rich Viking history of the area from the vantage view of the straits that served as the highway of the seas in past times.
As you cycle further north towards the National Monument, Haraldsstøtta, you cycle through a residential area to give you a real feel for the homes and lives of the locals. The National Monument is an ode to King Harald Fairhair – the Viking king that unified Norway into one kingdom 1150 years ago. It is believed that Harald Fairhair is buried in this area. Here you will have time to take in both the monument and Korsshaugen, the stone cross that dates back 1000 years.
You continue to cycle along the coastal road by the sea to the stunning horse sculptures rising from the water. The sculptures called “The rising tide” are by Jason deCaires Taylor. The exhibition was moved from London to Haugesund in 2019 and placed near Haraldstøtta.
On the return, you bike along the coastline of the North Sea where you will be able to see some of the local islands far out in the horizon. Your guide will lead you through the residential area and town once more, bringing you safely back to the starting point.
Meeting point: Cruise terminal Viking Adventure booth, 50m from the cruise exit
Equipment: Electric bike and helmet (provided)
Duration: 2 hours including a 5 min walk to the bike garage, adjusting bikes and security briefing.
Warm layered clothing, sun protection and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Although the tour is not strenuous, it is always recommended to bring a bottle of water too.
The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. We also have a full refund if the cruise ship for some reason does not arrive at the port or if the hour of arrival/departure changes so much that it interferes with the trip.