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The Draken Viking ship outside Avaldsnes at Karmøy island, Haugesund and Haugalandet in Fjord Norway
The Draken Viking ship.
Photo: Vest Foto / Ida Kristin Vollum

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.

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Top attractions

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights in Haugesund and Haugalandet.

Popular hikes

Check out some of the best and most scenic hikes in Haugesund and Haugalandet.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Haugesund and Haugalandet.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Haugesund and Haugalandet offers.

Getting to Haugesund and Haugalandet

Get in-depth travel information on Haugesund’s official website.
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Top attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet
Snorre's sagas of the kings mention the site where Harald Fairhair is buried. In the nineteenth century it was believed the place described by… Read more
Norway's national monument
Via Ferrata Kyrkjeveggen situated in Fjæra in Åkrafjorden is perhaps Norways toughest Via Ferrata- route. The route is primarily on rock… Read more
Via Ferrata Kyrkjeveggen
Experience the wonderful Åkrafjord on a Fjord sightseeing with MS "Stein Viking". This is how you get the best view towards the huge number of… Read more
Fjord Cruise - Langfoss Waterfall
Between Boknafjorden and Vindafjord lies Nedstrand, sheltered from the north wind, and offers you great nature experiences. “Høyt og… Read more
Høyt & Lavt climbing park
Formbar is a glass studio with a gallery and outlet in the middle of Haugesund city. Here you can experience glassblowing up close and buy Norwegian… Read more
Formbar Glassverksted- gallery
Minigolfen located at Karmøy is the largest of its kind in Norway, and most likely in Europe.  We have 3 courses, each one with a seperat… Read more
Minigolfen Familiepark
Learn more at the Røvær Aquaculture Centre about Norway as a seafood nation and the way we have developed into a world leader for… Read more
Røvær Aquaculture Centre
Haugaland Golf Course is situated in Sveio, approximately 20 km north of Haugesund. This18 hole golf course is of very high standard and is renowned… Read more
Sveio Golfpark
Live escape rooms  takes the concept of the classic point-and-click computer games into the real world. A team of 3-5 persons is… Read more
Escape Haugesund AS
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. Read more
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
A charming city, lush nature, old Viking thrones, and festivals await in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Get to know Kristiansund, a city on four islands famous for clipfish, opera, and The Atlantic Road. Read more
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… Read more
Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
From soaring peaks and glaciers to deep fjords – nature is the main attraction in Nordfjord. Go hiking, surfing and paddling or relax at a spa.… Read more
Experience some of Fjord Norway’s most stunning nature attractions, such as the Atlantic Road, the Romsdalseggen ridge, and the Innerdalen… Read more
Feel the forces of nature! In Ryfylke, nature is the main attraction. From Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag to salmon safaris and the… Read more
The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best… Read more
In Stryn you can join a rope team walking on a glacier, go summer skiing, and enjoy white sandy beaches – all on the very same day. Read more
Suldal is located along the Scenic Route Ryfylke in Fjord Norway, a few hours from Stavanger and Haugesund. The area has been awarded the prestigious… Read more
The Sunnfjord area offers a mix of active holiday activities in diverse and unspoilt nature, attractions like a viewing point of unseen… Read more
Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on… Read more
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life. Read more
The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden, is surrounded by spectacular nature. In this part of Fjord Norway, you can experience fjord safari,… Read more
The Sognefjord area
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
Discover Åndalsnes, famed for the Romsdalseggen ridge, Trollstigen, and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
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    • Haugesund train

      By train

      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.

    • Haugesund bus

      By bus

      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.

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    • Haugesund boat

      By boat

      From Denmark, you can travel by ferry from Hirtshals to Stavanger and continue your journey to Haugesund by car or public transport.

    • Haugesund car

      By car

      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.

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    • Haugesund plane

      By plane

      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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