In Haugesund, you are never far from a recreational area. Go hiking in a landscape that brings to mind both Game of Thrones and Vikings.
Located halfway between Bergen and Stavanger on the west coast, Haugesund is a great starting point for your Norwegian adventure for many reasons. You are surrounded by fjords, mountains, heaths and waterfalls, including the 612-metre high Langefossen. The recreational areas are easily accessible, and you have natural top attractions like Preikestolen and Trolltunga within daytrip-distance.
The landscape of Haugesund has been compared to the settings of tv-series like Game of Thrones and Vikings.
The link to Vikings is closer than you may think: Also known as the birthplace of Norway, Haugesund has a strong viking heritage to explore. Haugesund was the Viking king Harald the Fairhaired’s base when he united Norway into one kingdom.
Despite the historic references, the centre of Haugesund is now a young, lively city with lots of festivals and events throughout the year.
Refer to the map below to locate the hike you've set your eyes on and start planning your next adventure.
Follow E134 from Oslo to Haugesund. If you are driving from Bergen or Stavanger, follow the E39.
There are daily express bus services to Haugesund from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and other towns.
There are daily flights from Oslo to Haugesund with Norwegian and SAS. Haugesund Airport is situated 20 minutes from the city centre.
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.
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