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Living History at Karmøy

Oppdatert: 8. des. 2022

It is Karmøy's rich cultural heritage that offers identity and unique character.

As a visitor, you can activate stories out in the cultural environment and get an experience of the everyday life of the past. Living History and role-playing are used in our interactive presentation to give you the feeling of traveling back in time. At Avaldsnes you can dress up as a Viking and an archaeologist for a day, you can meet Vikings for a tour and activities at the Viking farm, take part in a Viking festival and a medieval festival. In the idyllic streets of Skudeneshavn, you can meet figures from the heyday of the 19th century, both in the form of actors (Sundays in July) and with the Flashback app (all year, free). A fascinating insight into the personal stories and development of coastal cultural history with the beautiful white houses as backdrops. Here you can, for example, meet the very symbol of Skudeneshavn, the figurehead Damå in the park, join a drawing course with the painter or carry sacks of flour for the maid. Welcome to an exciting journey through time!

Whats on




VIKING FESTIVAL FESTIVAL in the home of the Vikings! On historical ground at Avaldsnes, you can take part in the biggest Viking festival in Western Norway the first full week in June. Come and experience how the Vikings lived and visit a Viking market. See a blacksmith at work and Vikings in combat, listen to Viking music and Viking sagas, or try various activities, such as archery and juggling!


SKUDESFESTIVAL. Western Norway’s biggest coastal culture event featuring all kinds of boats – wooden boats, pleasure craft and sailing ships. There are many art exhibitions in Søragadå, the main street in the old town. The Skude Festival is always held on the first weekend in July.


FISKERIDAGENE (fishery days). A festival where fishing is the main focus. Exciting deep sea fishing competition, delicious food, funfair, stalls and entertainment for both children and adults. First weekend i August.


Medieval Festival at Avaldsnes, provides an insight into the exciting period of history from 1100 to 1400. You can meet jugglers, knights and musicians, and dance Medieval dances and take part in games from the period.

VISNES FAIR Traditional activities for children and adults alike in Fransahagen. Market fair with concert on Friday, activities for children on Saturday, and traditional market day with sales exhibitions, arts and crafts and locally produced food on Sunday.


SKUDENESHAVN INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE FESTIVAL (SILK) spreads the joy of reading by hosting cultural experiences in the many exciting venues in Skudneshavn.

Tourist information Nordvegen Historiesenter 4262 Avaldsnes Tel. +47 52 81 24 00 Karmøy rådhus 4250 Kopervik, Tel. +47 52 85 75 00 Skudeneshavn Torget. Tel. +47 52 85 80 00 Oasen Storsenter Norheim. Tel. +47 52 83 10 89 Opening hours see:

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