Experience a night on the North Sea island of Utsira! Learn about the island community living on Utsira. Daily ferry connection from Haugesund (Garpaskjærdkaien Quay). Situated 18 km west from Karmøy, Utsira is Norway’s smallest commune with approximately 200 inhabitants. Adventures to explore are many: preserved coastal heritage landscape, beautiful street art, deilicious seafood, marked hiking trails, a museum and the world’s first wind and hydrogen energy power plant. It is also possible to “hunt” (with field glasses) new bird species in one Norway’s most beautiful ornithological environments with over 333 different species discovered so far. Last but not least, we must also mention Norway’s highest situated lighthouse with its 68 m.a.o.
Utsira Lighthouse is the most visited attraction on Utsira. These lighthouses are Norway’s only remaining twin lighthouses. Utsira Lighthouse has collected weather data for the Meteorological Institute since 1867 and is Norway’s oldest weather observation station still in continuous operation. By visiting the lighthouse station during the summer months, it is possible to gain good insight into lighthouse life as it once was.
Sørevågen features a sandy beach, bathing jetty and grill. There is also a guest harbour with freshwater and WC. Sildaloftet has a guest pier housing a shower, toilet, washing machine and wireless Internet, as well as a fitness studio that is open to guests.