On Karmøy there is a lot to explore for both young and old! Museums for the curious, outdoor and indoor swimming for those who enjoy swimming, and nature and play for everyone.
photo: Camilla Vandvik
Viking for a day!
At Avaldsnes you can dress up and try the activity booklet "Viking for a day".When the viking farm is open during the summer holidays, you will meet Vikings for activities and tours every day at12.00 to 16.30. The Viking Festival can be experienced every year in June with "Vikings" from all over Europe. Here there is a Viking market and great traditional crafts. Watch the blacksmith at work, try archery and juggling, and see the awesome battle show! Meet the animals in Haugaland Zoo
An exciting 41-acre animal park which currently contains 250 animals, birds and reptiles. Kangaroo, crocodile and tree leopard to name a few! Open in summer, otherwise by appointment. Hauskev. 30, 4260 Torvastad.T: +47 95 44 24 13
Mini golf - family park
The exciting mini golf course invites you to play outside and inside. Great and fun mining area and farm theme. Europe's largest! Hauske Gård is located opposite the Nordvegen Golf Course. Open March-October. Hauskevågsveien 4, 4260 Torvastad. Efirstname.lastname@example.org, T: +47 94 222 900.
Farm visit at Snurrevarden
Snurrevarden holds an open farm from April to September at10-15 once a month. Games and activities for the whole family. Group booking all year round. Smidjebergvn 25, 4265 Håvik. Parking at Lande Gården. Email: email@example.com, T: +47 416 86 756
- 28-hole course west of the center of Kopervik (Stangeland/Liarlund)
- 12 hole course in the free area at Blikshavn, Austre Karmøyvei 560
The facilities are open to everyone and free to use.Bring disc golf!
Karmøyhallen: 25 meter pool with slide. Eide, 4250 Kopervik
KARMØYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL Kopervik. www.karmoygeddon.no
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! www.vikingfestivalen.no
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. www.skudefestivalen.no
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. www.fiskeridagene.no
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. www.opplevavaldsnes.no
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. www.silkfestival.no
Tourist information Nordvegen Historiesenter 4262 Avaldsnes Tel. +47 52 81 24 00 firstname.lastname@example.org Karmøy rådhus 4250 Kopervik, Tel. +47 52 85 75 00 email@example.com Skudeneshavn Torget. Tel. +47 52 85 80 00 firstname.lastname@example.org Oasen Storsenter Norheim. Tel. +47 52 83 10 89 email@example.com Opening hours see: www.visitkarmoy.no