Spectacular waterfall, festivals and Viking roots – welcome to Haugesund and Haugalandet.
In Fjord Norway between Stavanger and Bergen, you’ll find Haugesund and Haugalandet. The region can be used as a base when you want to explore the fjord culture, the Folgefonna glacier or the Viking Period.
And if you love film and music, you’re in for a treat, as the vibrant city Haugesund hosts several festivals every year, from the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz festival to Karmøygeddon Metal Festival.
The region used to be the home of the Viking kings and the base of power for Harald Fairhair. The best site to experience the Viking roots is Avaldsnes at Karmøy island.
Top outdoor adventures include island hopping, hiking to mount Himkånå, and a trip to the beautiful Langfoss waterfall.
Get in-depth travel information on Haugesund's official website.
Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights in Haugesund and Haugalandet.
Check out some of the best and most scenic hikes in Haugesund and Haugalandet.
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There are no train stations in Haugesund, but you can take the train from Oslo via Kristiansand to Stavanger. From here, you can go by bus to Haugesund.
There are daily bus departures to Haugesund from cities like Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand, and Stavanger.
Travel time is around 2 hours from Stavanger, 8 hours from Oslo, 6.5 hours from Kristiansand, and 3.5 hours from Bergen.
From Denmark, you can travel by ferry from Hirtshals to Stavanger and continue your journey to Haugesund by car or public transport.
If you’re driving, follow E39 from Bergen and Stavanger, and E134 from Oslo.
Travel time is around 7 hours from Oslo, 2 hours from Stavanger, and 3 hours from Bergen.
Haugesund Airport has daily flights from Oslo, as well as direct routes from other European cities.
From the airport, you can take the airport bus or a taxi to Haugesund city centre. You can also rent a car and drive.
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