Things to do & see in Haugesund

Haugesund is a modern town full of history.  Visit the Haraldshaugen, home of the first Viking king Harald Fairhair. Walk around the old warehouse district and soak in the ambience of the old wooden trade houses. For more contemporary culture, visit during the International Film Festival and see the latest releases or listen to leading performers at the International Jazz Festival.

Avaldsnes (do and see)

Avaldsnes

Avaldsnes takes you back in time with its Viking museum showcasing viking longhouses, underground houses, circular houses and a large boathouse.



Haugesund Culture and Entertainment (do and see)

Culture and Entertainment

The Viking Festival, the Night of Culture, the Jazz Festival, fairs and a regatta. Haugesund offers plenty entertainment and cultural activities throughout the summer.



Karmøy (do and see)

Karmøy

The island of Karmøy is filled with viking history. From here you can reach Avaldsnes with its Viking museum showing viking longhouses, underground houses, circular houses and a large boathouse.



Røvær (do and see)

Røvær

Røvær is a small and vibrant island community with only 100 inhabitants. Stay in some of Norway's most authentic and charming hostels, and trek across the island for unhindered views over the moody North Sea.



Haraldshaugen (do and see)

Haraldshaugen - the national monument of Norway

The Haraldshaugen is the site for Norway's national monument where the legendary first Viking King Harald Fairhair was buried in 933.



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