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Situated along the southwest coast of Norway on protruding peninsulas and little islands, is the beautiful city of Haugesund. The surrounding countryside is captivating with many moors and mountains. Many tourists visit Haugesund city during it's annual festivities and cultural events, which take part in the summer months. The most notes is the International Trade Jazz festival and the Norwegian film festival. There is also an art gallery, exhibiting modern art, and a city museum. With so much wonderful scenery to see why not book car hire in Haugesund for the duration of your stay, and see the sights from the comfort and warmth of your own vehicle.
There are numerous outdoor sporting activities here in Haugesund such as fishing, golf, and walking trails. It is the perfect place for fishing enthusiasts. There is even the option of hiring a boat or even joining one of the many fishing trips aimed at tourists. The golf course can be found only 20kms from the town, surrounded by magnificent scenery. For those who enjoy walking there are plenty of trails though the countryside which surrounds Haugesund, ideal on a beautiful sunny day.
Haugesund's a brilliant place for shopping, especially with its kilometre-long Skaregate Street, which has hundreds of different stores and a large shopping complex. Tourists should definitely visit Haugesund's outdoor market which sells a variety of souvenirs, foods, and clothing.
Opt for car hire in Hauesund for the duration of your trip and drive outside northwards from Haugesund to the grave of Harald Harfagri, the Viking who once ruled Norway. From here travel around 3 miles south until you reach Avaldsnes, with its beautiful St Olav's Church, constructed during the 13th century. The island of Larmoy, which is connected to Haugesund by an impressive arched bridge is a must see sight for travellers wishing to photograph or just view some of Norway's magnificent fjords.
The town has a lively nightlife, with numerous bars and restaurants to choose from. Delve into the Scandinavian delicacy of reindeer, or try the impressively famous seafood platter at one of Haugesund's restaurants, Vinhus and Lothes Mat. Irish folk, country music, and Norwegian pop are what's the bars play in the evening, as well as live acts from Mack Kjelleren.
Haugesund Airport, located 20 minutes drive south of Haugesund city centre on the island Karmoy, offers flights to and from Oslo, Bergen, Copenhagen, Aberdeen and Billund. Car rental suppliers Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar each have desks at the airport. For a greater choice of cars and car rental companies please book car hire in Haugesund with us today.
There are many ferries and express boats operating from the nearby towns of Bergen and Stavanger. There is also a ferry connection to Newcastle in the UK with the Fjord Line.
Buses operate to and from Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen and are a cheap travel option if you do not wish to book a hire car. Book tickets in advance of travel to secure a seat.