Haugesund is lovely and well worth a visit. Lots of Viking heritage, breathtakingly beautiful viewpoints and extremely friendly people in this town said to be built on herring bones! I hope to come back and visit again.
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Haugesund and its vicinity present attractions both ancient and modern. History buffs can take a trip back to the 9th century and explore numerous Viking monuments, including the grave of Harold I. It is also home of a 928-foot drydock, which, at its completion in 1979, was the largest in Scandinavia. For those more interested in contemporary Nordic achievment, the port boasts both fish and aluminum processing industries.
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Haugesund is a pretty town with a quay where locals pull up for a drink. There was a great IMAX like movie of the area that showed area waterfalls & mountains in helicopter spinning visuals. Apparently it was supported in large part by local energy companies, as they discussed the energy picture almost as much as the scenery of the region.
Visited: Jul 30, 2017
Went to visit Arquebus Defense Museum, excellent place to visit. All about Norway's occupation by the Nazis during second world war , hundreds of large and small exhibits from bullets to tanks, cannons, guns and everyday objects. Fascinating history and the time just flew.
Haugesund is an oil town. Majority of the population work to support the oil drilling industry. There isn’t much to see or do in the city itself. Some shops. But you can take a tour to the island of Karmøy, for example, and there you have some Norwegian history and great views. Interesting and beautiful.
Quiet and not much going on. We have great weather so walked to the Norway National Monument but aside from that there wasn't much to do. Got an amazing sendoff from a local marching band though!
Visited: May 25, 2018
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