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Blomstølen, Haugesund.
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Hiking and Vikings

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.

Hiking offers in Haugesund

Guided daytrip to Langfoss waterfall

In Åkrafjorden you’ll find one of the most underrated attractions in Norway: The giant waterfall Langfossen. The CNN once named it one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and you will have a hard time getting this close to a waterfall of this size anywhere else on the planet – and yet far too many drive right past it.

Hike up on your own two feet for the best experience. The 600-meter vertical climb will sting your thighs and legs, but once you’re at the top, it won’t be the steep climb that takes your breath away but rather the stunning view.

Åkrafjord Adventures

Awaken your senses on a tour through the beautiful landscapes of Åkrafjorden. Aakrafjord Adventures provides packaged and tailor-made tours to individuals and groups to memorable locations, sometimes in cooperation with other exciting local suppliers.

Their most popular tour is the Langfoss Waterfall Fjord Cruise – it is nothing short of a spectacle to view the 612-metre high waterfall from the water. Another fabulous experience is the Tractor Safari to Eikemo Moutain Farm, which takes you to the farms on the roadless side of the fjord by boat and tractor.

Hike the Etnefjella and stay at the Blomstølen Mountain Lodge

Etnefjella has been called one of Norway’s forgotten mountain treasures. With a gentle, varied landscape that alternates between high mountains, green valleys, small lakes and rivers, it is a paradise for those who plan to go hiking with the whole family.

The modern tourist lodge Blomstølen is a two- to three-hour hike from civilization and has a fantastic mountain atmosphere.

Potholes from the ice age

Go for a short but challenging hike to the giant glacial potholes of Rullestadsjuvet, found in the steep mountain walls. Created during the last ice age, these round caves consist of water, ice and stones. With a diameter of several metres, they are some of the biggest potholes in Northern Europe.

Start the walk at Rullestad, at Skromme or where the postal road crosses the Dalelva river in the Rullestadjuvet gorge. Follow the marked path to Jettegrytenuten, where you can climb down to the potholes. The hike takes around two  hours.

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Getting here

  • By plane

    By plane

    There are daily flights from Oslo to Haugesund with Norwegian and SAS. Haugesund Airport is situated 20 minutes from the city centre.

  • By car

    By car

    Follow E134 from Oslo to Haugesund. If you are driving from Bergen or Stavanger, follow the E39.

  • By bus

    By bus

    There are daily express bus services to Haugesund from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and other towns.

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