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Arquebus War History Museum

Arquebus War History Museum is one of Norway’s largest museums exhibiting artifacts from the Resistance during WWii. Covering more than 2000 m2, the museum takes the visitor through the dramatic history of the occupation on April 9th 1940, through to...



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Dokken Outdoor Museum – a part of Haugesund in the early years

Situated on idyllic hasseløy, also called Bakrarøynå, dokken is an independent part of the town which has grown from haugesund’s earliest origins. the museum contains a seahouse with living quarters, herring salting works and cooper workshop, a general...



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Karmøy beaches - hike the white sandy dunes

This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Åkra to the village of Ferkingstad. Cultural and historical monuments lie in abundance between Åkra and the boathouse ruins at Hop. The hike starts in the north end of...



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Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At Nordvegen History Centre you can learn about the sovereigns that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of...



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Old Skudeneshavn - a white haven by the North Sea

The charming town Skudeneshavn is situated at the southernmost tip of the island Karmøy. The “old town” consists of 130 well preserved wooden, white houses originating from the 1800’s, when the herring-fishing was at its peak. Skudefestival - the...



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Ryvarden Lighthouse - Where horizons are wide

At Ryvarden, the forces of nature will affect both body and soul. The cape seems to reach out and lift you towards where the huge sky meets the mighty sea. Whether the storms rage and you lean into the wind, or the sea is calm, the scenery will give you...



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The island of Røvær - 110 inhabitants and 1 car

Røvær is an island located 25 minutes off the coast of Haugesund. With 110 inhabitants and only one car, this is a community few of us have experienced. The tour starts with a boat ride from the pedestrian quayside in Haugesund. The boat has several...



Utsira

Utsira - the island that restore your energy

Experience a night on the North Sea island of Utsira! Learn about the island community living on Utsira. Daily ferry connection from Haugesund (Garpaskjærdkaien Quay). Situated 18 km west from Karmøy, Utsira is Norway’s smallest commune with...



Statue of Liberty in Visnes at Karmøy

Vigsnes Mining Museum

Did you know that the copper of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from Karmøy? Information about this and about the history of the mining community, which consisted of about 3000 inhabitants in the 1800s, can be obtained at the Mining Museum in...



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Viking Settlement at Avaldsnes - a feeling of being back in the Viking Age

The Viking settlement is situated in beautiful natural surroundings on the island of Bukkøy and is accessible on foot with a 10 minute walk from St. Olav's Church. Here it is possible to see and experience how the Vikings lived. Every aspect of the...



Langfoss

Åkrafjorden and Langfoss - One of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls

CNN voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden to be one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world in March 2011. With its 612 m drop (2008 feet), Langfoss is the fifth largest waterfall in Norway. It is located at the end of Åkrafjord. There is an...



 

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