• Date Cruise Ship PAX
    Apr 25 2024 Iona 6264

    The Port of Haugesund

    Welcome to the port of Haugesund

    This guide is tailored for cruise passenger visiting Haugesund.

    General Port Information

    Discover Haugesund, a picturesque port known for its rich maritime history, vibrant cultural scene, and stunning coastal landscapes.

    Touristic Information

    Explore Haugesund's charm with its blend of historical sites, modern attractions, and breathtaking nature. Stroll along the waterfront, visit museums, and enjoy the local hospitality.

    Transportation Options

    Train Services

    Discover nearby attractions by train:

    • Karmøy: Approximately 10 minutes, 5 miles. Explore the island's scenic beauty and historic sites. (Train station in the city center)
    • Stavanger: About 1 hour, 45 miles. Visit this vibrant city for cultural experiences. (Train station in the city center)


    Bus Services

    Convenient bus services to nearby attractions:

    • Avaldsnes: 20 minutes, 10 miles. Explore the historic Avaldsnes village and its medieval landmarks. (Bus station in the city center)
    • Djupadalen Nature Reserve: 15 minutes, 7 miles. Enjoy hiking in this beautiful natural area. (Bus station in the city center)


    Other Means of Transportation

    Taxis and rental cars provide flexibility for exploring Haugesund and its surroundings.

    Top 5 Attractions

    1. Haraldshaugen: Visit Norway's national monument and enjoy panoramic views. (Free entry)
    2. Old Town: Explore Haugesund's historic heart with charming streets and shops.
    3. Djupadalen Nature Reserve: Hike through lush landscapes and waterfalls.
    4. Avaldsnes: Discover the Viking history at this historical site. (Some attractions may have admission fees)
    5. Art Nouveau Center: Experience the city's architectural heritage. (Admission fee may apply)

    Nice to Know Facts

    1. Haugesund is known for its annual International Film Festival, attracting cinephiles worldwide.
    2. Try the local specialty, "rakfisk" (fermented fish), for a unique culinary experience.
    3. Experience the Midnight Sun during summer, creating magical evenings.

    Fun for Families

    Up to 6 years old: Visit the Haugesund Aquarium for marine adventures.

    7-12 years old: Explore the Captain Sabertooth-themed park for pirate fun. (Approximately 30 minutes from the port)

    13-18 years old: Enjoy water activities at Djupadalen Lake or try zip-lining at Åkrafjorden Adventure. (Transportation required)

    Popular things to do

    1. Walk along the charming Smedasundet Canal for scenic views. 2. Visit the Karmsund Folkemuseum to delve into local history and culture. 3. Enjoy a boat trip to the beautiful Utsira island for a unique island experience.

    Local Food and Drinks

    Savor Haugesund's cuisine: - Try "rakfisk" (fermented fish) for an authentic local taste. - Explore seafood delicacies at the city's waterfront restaurants. - Enjoy a coffee at a traditional Norwegian café.


    Discover local shops: - Explore the charming boutiques in the Old Town. - Visit Haraldsgata for a mix of traditional and modern shopping.

    Historical and Cultural Tours

    Immerse yourself in history: - Join a guided tour of Haraldshaugen and learn about Norway's medieval kings. - Visit the Art Nouveau Center for insights into the city's architectural heritage.

    Local Customs

    Experience Haugesund's friendly atmosphere and embrace the local tradition of celebrating events and festivals with the community.

    Google maps

    Haugesund City Center on Google Maps

    Haugesund Cruise Ship Terminal on Google Maps

    Notice: Content and travel advice presented is created by a port moderator and/or AI, courtesy of ChatGPT. It is specifically designed for cruise passengers visiting this port of call. A port moderator could be a local individual, destination expert, port authority, or a tourism agency. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we recommend that you verify critical information like visas, health and safety, customs, and transportation with official sources before departure.