Haugesund is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. The region offers numerous historical sites, archaeological discoveries, majestic mountains, picturesque fjords, spectacular waterfalls and ancient glaciers. Inland, abundant farmlands dot the landscape, where trout and salmon rivers or lakes offer a taste of the great outdoors.
Attractions in the town of Haugesund include museums, galleries and Norway’s longest pedestrian street, comprising several hundred shops and stores. Haugesund is also host to a string of festivals and arrangements, the peak of which occurs in August with the internationally acclaimed Sildajazz jazz festival and the Norwegian Film Festival.
Things to See & Do
* Fjord trips
* City walking tour
* HaugesundÂ´s shopping precinct
* Nordvegen Viking Center, Avaldsnes
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area – 68 km²
Population – 33,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – The port of Haugesund is located about 500 metres from the centre of town, on the island of Risøy - go over the bridge from the town centre to reach it.
Travel Links - Haugesund Airport, located on the island of Karmøy to the southwest of Haugesund, is connected to Oslo (operated by Scandinavian Airlines System, 7 flights a day), Bergen, Fagernes, Sandefjord, and London (operated by Ryanair, three flights a week), as well as some destinations in Southern Europe in the winter.
Haugesund is connected to Stavanger and Bergen by catamaran and bus services, and to Oslo by bus. Local bus transport is provided by Kolumbus.
The city is connected to Utsira, Røvær, Feøy, Randaberg, Hanstholm in Denmark and Newcastle in the United Kingdom by ferry. The road connection to Stavanger is interrupted by one ferry from Arsvågen to Mortavika, while taking the ferry from Sandvikvåg in Fitjar to Halhjem in Os is needed if going to Bergen by road.