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Haugesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Haugesund: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Explore the beautiful city of Haugesund with our environment-friendly Hop-on Hop-off buses. Hop off at your own points of interest and experience the best sights and attractions this city from the 18th century has to offer. Enjoy the tour at your own pace and make it fun and memorable as you learn about the city's exciting history with our entertaining audio guide available in 7 different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Norwegian). If you decide to stay on board the bus for a full tour, the complete Hop On Hop Off Haugesund sightseeing tour lasts around 40 minutes. Your Hop-On ticket is valid for unlimited rides for 24 hours. An easy and enjoyable way to explore the most interesting attractions such as the Risøy bridge, the City Center, City Hall, Haraldshaugen, Dokken Museum and many more interesting sightseeing points. Welcome on board and have fun!

Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

2. Oslo: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Norway high-speed 4G/5G

Discover the culture and landscapes of Norway without missing a beat. This eSIM service ensures that you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, exploring the dramatic scenery of the fjords, or discovering the vibrant city of Oslo. Select the package that best suits your travel plans and, following the purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can use with your eSIM-compatible device. Activate the eSIM and you're you're good to go during your Norwegian adventure. Throughout your trip, you'll be able to use all of your usual online services and apps and stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues.

Haugesund: RIB safari and visits to the island communities

3. Haugesund: RIB safari and visits to the island communities

Join the locals! Your adventure commences at the pier, where you'll be warmly welcomed by our representative. They will guide you to our RIB location, a mere 5-minute walk away. Here, you'll receive all the necessary equipment and a safety briefing from our experienced captain, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the locals! Join us for an exhilarating RIB boat tour that delves deep into the rich coastal culture of the stunning islands around Haugesund. As we set sail, your experienced local captain will navigate through the charming straits around Haugesund, which hold historical significance. These very straits are where Norway earned its name - Nor-way, the path to the North! Feel the thrill as the straits give way to the open ocean, and you're propelled into a high-speed adventure. The wind in your hair and the aroma of the ocean create a sensory experience like no other. Our tour guides you through a mesmerizing labyrinth of islands and canals, offering a glimpse into the lives of the resilient people who have thrived in this rugged coastal environment. Your captain will share captivating stories of the area's history, providing a deeper connection to the stunning landscapes that surround you. Nature enthusiasts, keep your eyes peeled, for you might just be in luck! The tour may grant you a glimpse of the majestic White-tailed eagle, which calls one of these islands its nesting area. Don't forget your camera to capture this remarkable moment. Join us for a journey that combines history, nature, and high-speed excitement, promising to be an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime. Come aboard and let the stunning coastal wonders of Haugesund unfold before your eyes! Warm layered clothing, sun protection and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those who are pregnant or with mobility concerns (back problems). Children can take the tour as long as they meet the minimum height requirement of 140cm and are at least 6 years old. Meeting point: Cruise terminal Viking Adventure booth; a representative will walk with you to the RIB pier, approx. 250 meters Equipment provided: Life jacket/suit, goggles and gloves Duration: 2 hours including dressing and security briefing (approx 1 hour driving)

Haugesund: Highlights of the Region Half-Day Tour

4. Haugesund: Highlights of the Region Half-Day Tour

Embark on an enthralling guided bus tour of the picturesque island of Karmøy, a journey that promises to be a visual feast for your senses. Sit back, relax, and get ready to be swept away as we take you through the island's diverse landscapes and captivating tales. Our expert local guide will be your storyteller, weaving together narratives that bridge the gap between history and modernity. Karmøy's heritage is diverse, and we'll delve into its rich tapestry, emphasizing the beauty of the island. As we traverse this scenic paradise, we'll make three strategic stops, designed for you to disembark and capture the awe-inspiring surroundings. Our first stop is Visnes, home to an enchanting mini Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the island's connection with the world. You'll have the opportunity to snap breathtaking photos that will capture this unique piece of history. Next, we'll reach Åkrasanden, an award-winning Blue Flag beach known for its soft, white sands and crystal-clear waters. Here, you can revel in the serene beauty and take mesmerizing photos of the beach and its surroundings. Our main destination and turning point is Skudeneshavn, nestled at the southern tip of the island. Here, you'll have the freedom to explore this charming village at your own pace. Skudeneshavn has been honored as the most quaint summer city in Norway, earning it the nickname 'White Lady of the Empire.' As you stroll through its streets and alleyways, you'll be immersed in the tranquility and beauty of a bygone era. While in Skudeneshavn, visit The World's Smallest Cafe, a delightful experience for your taste buds. Alternatively, wander through the unique architectural city center, capturing the essence of history and modernity coexisting harmoniously. Our final stop is St. Olav's Church, a historical gem built in 1250, this timeless landmark has guided pilgrims for centuries along the historic St. Olav's pilgrimage route. This sacred site not only beckons with its architectural beauty but also invites you to contemplate the journeys of pilgrims who once tread these hallowed paths, leaving a profound mark on the island's history. Capture the essence of this spiritual destination, where history, faith, and natural beauty converge in a harmonious tapestry. With your heart brimming with new memories and your camera roll filled with stunning photographs, our bus will safely transport you back to the cruise terminal. Join us on this unforgettable journey and let Karmøy's beauty unfold before your eyes. Each stop is a canvas waiting for your artistic touch, and Skudeneshavn is a charming village that beckons you to explore its hidden treasures.

Haugesund: Guided EL-Bike tour in the city

5. Haugesund: Guided EL-Bike tour in the city

Join the locals! Elevate your Haugesund experience by joining us on an electric-bike adventure led by our knowledgeable guide. As you embark on your journey, you'll be equipped with a electric bike and helmet. Our experienced guide will ensure your comfort and security with a comprehensive presentation of safety routines, allowing you to explore the city and its northern region with peace of mind. Your ride commences in the heart of Haugesund, pedaling through the vibrant Haraldsgata, the city's main shopping street. We'll pause at the iconic Fishermen statue, offering you a perfect opportunity to capture memorable photos. While you snap away, our guide will regale you with intriguing tales about the city's fishing culture and the profound impact of herring on its development. The next stop brings us to the statue of Harald Fairhair, delving into the area's rich Viking history. Gaze out over the very straits that once served as the vital highway of the seas in times of old, adding a layer of historical depth to your adventure. Continuing north, you'll pedal through a charming residential neighborhood, gaining an authentic sense of local life and the homes of the people who call Haugesund home. Our journey leads us to the National Monument, Haraldsstøtta, an impressive ode to King Harald Fairhair, the Viking ruler who united Norway into one kingdom over a millennium ago. Legend has it that Harald Fairhair rests in this area. Take your time to absorb the monument's grandeur and explore Korsshaugen, a thousand-year-old stone cross. Our route then traces the picturesque coastal road along the North Sea, where you'll encounter the stunning horse sculptures emerging from the water. Crafted by the renowned artist Jason deCaires Taylor, these sculptures, known as "The Rising Tides," were relocated from London to Haugesund in 2019 and placed near Haraldsstøtta. As we make our way back, we'll pedal along the North Sea coastline, offering breathtaking views of the local islands in the distance. Once more, our guide will navigate through the residential area and town, leading you safely back to your starting point. Join us on this remarkable journey, where history, art, and natural beauty blend seamlessly. Capture the essence of Haugesund, one pedal stroke at a time, and leave with memories that will linger long after your adventure concludes.

Haugesund: Guided hike to Himakånå (mini Trolltunga)

6. Haugesund: Guided hike to Himakånå (mini Trolltunga)

Join the locals! Discover the magic of Norway with the locals! Join our expert guide on an exhilarating hike to the awe-inspiring "Himakånå," an exclusive adventure with a maximum of 15 guests per group. Your journey begins at the cruise terminal, where a comfortable bus or car transports you to Nedstrand, nestled in one of the fjords. As you wind through charming communities and breathtaking landscapes, your guide narrates the life and history of the Haugalandet people. Upon reaching the quaint village of Nedstrand, immerse yourself in its cozy ambiance. We'll pick up our "Matpakke," a light Norwegian lunch, at a local grocery store before embarking on the hike to Himakånå, perched 357 meters above sea level. The hike covers around 2.2 kilometers of a steep, gravel path. While an element of fitness is recommended due to the uneven terrain, our guides adapt to the group's condition, ensuring everyone's comfort. The hike takes approximately one hour each way. At the summit, capture the breathtaking panoramic views—Himakånå is one of Norway's most popular "selfie spots." Here, we'll rest, savor our "matpakke," and absorb the stunning mountain and fjord vistas before descending to Nedstrand. Join us for a truly unique adventure, where you'll connect with the heart of Norway's pristine nature, history, and local culture. Cherish the memories of this unforgettable journey with the locals!

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What people are saying about Haugesund

Overall rating

4.4
(9 reviews)

Our guide Joe was great even though the weather conditions were very bad. It was raining and there were strong waves! But Joe was perfect to enjoy this rip boat experience! We will definitely book Michaela & Gaby again

Great trip, plenty of information from the guide. Quite short trip for the cost but otherwise very good

Good tour. Town not very interesting but good costal walks recommend d

top tour Seen a lot and always flexible. Also doable with children.