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Most tourists and vacationers
love quaint, picturesque little towns - like Haugesund in Norway. Haugesund
is surrounded by mountains and seas with sprawling rivers. This Norwegian
municipality in Rogaland will captivate those who are in for a change of
scenery. The town offers numerous attractions. Whether it be wining, dining,
beach-hopping, shopping or cultural, the historic Haugesund is the best
place to be in Northern Europe.
shopaholics,Haugesund, this little Norwegian town has many lively shops.
Products such as knitted clothing, textile, handmade candles and salmon
are Haugesund's best; a tourist shouldn't go here without buying them.
Their local salmon has a very unique taste one cannot find anywhere else.
Nature-lovers too will enjoy
Haugesund's natural attractions. The town has soft, white, long beaches
located in Karmøy and overlooking the beautiful North Sea. One can
also climb and look down the 612 meter drop known from the Langfossen Waterfall.
There are also numerous mountain
range attractions nearby, such as the Steinsfjellet Mountain, Etnefjella
Mountains and the Trollvassnipen Mountain; they are ideal for all-year
round hiking trips.
For beachcombers and island-hoppers,
the idyllic Røvær and Utsira islands are the place to be.
With a short trip by boat from the town, one can take a break, relax and
enjoy fresh air, and feel serenity and a slower pace of life.
Fishing and tasting local
seafood are not to be missed.
Meanwhile during winter,
Haugesund opens its ski resorts. Located in the nearby mountains, one can
find downhill runs, cross-country tracks and snowboard parks.
Haugasund area has many beautiful
buildings and historic monuments
One can visit Norway's oldest
seat of kings, located in Avaldsnes, where you can see King Harald's monument,
Viking farm, a Medieval stone church and ancient burial mounds. Aside from
that, tourists can also visit Haugesund's charming lighthouses - the Ryvarden
historic churches are also scattered in the town, such as Nedstrand Church,
Stodle Church and Grindheim Church; Haugesund has a quaint charm with these
One can also visit the town's
numerous museums and galleries. These include the Dokken Museum, Norwegian
Motoring Museum, Village Museum, Ryvarden Gallery, Vigsnes Mining Museum,
Arquebus War Museum, Nedstrand Rural Museum, Industrial Worker's Museum,
Nordvegen History Center, Karmsund Civic Museum and many others.
There are also the famous
festivals held annually in the town. For those who want to absorb some
culture, Haugesund holds the Viking Festival, Haugesund International Jazz
Festival Sildajazz and the Norwegian International Film Festival every
One can never run out of
Norwegian culture to be intoxicated with. The town also celebrates numerous
other festivals every summer, such as the Blues Festival, Roots Festival,
Boat Festival, Fish Festival, Food Festival, Village Fetes, Haugesund Harbor
Days, County Fairs and the annual regatta.
Tourist accommodation in
and around Haugesund ranges from large 4 star hotels to cozy family owned
and run Bed and Breakfast establishments.
About the Author: Eric OM
is owner of RoomRateCompare.com.
A hotel comparison site that searches over 1 million hotels from 32 different
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