Visit Haugesund - homeland of the viking kings - Norway's birthplace
Haugesund and the region – Homeland of Viking Kings. This is the area where Vikings used to live and where the Viking Kings had their Royal seat. Visit Haugesund and you will experience the best of what Norway has to offer. Fjord, waterfall, coast- and city culture, the unique Viking history, glacier, mountains and sea, idyllic islands and lighthouses is among what you will find in this region. Situated between Stavanger and Bergen, between the sea and the mountains, makes Haugesund the perfect destination for an active holiday. Here you may learn more about the Vikings and get to experience the scenic areas of saga landscape, towering mountains and the wild sea. Haugesund has many cultural scenes to visit for theatre or comedy shows. The annual jazz festival “Sildajazzen” attracts international jazz musicians and music lovers to town every August. Haugesund is also the home of the international film festival attracting national and international actors and filmmakers. And what’s more; staying in Haugesund offers the opportunity of experiencing some of the most spectacular hiking trips in Norway, Trolltunga and the Pulpit Rock. Not forgetting glacier trips at Folgefonna or visiting one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Langfoss in Åkrafjorden.