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Lighthouse holiday

Oppdatert: 24. jan. 2023

Wonderful to wake up to waves crashing on a lighthouse.- Try it!


On Karmøy you can stay in three completely different lighthouse homes:

Vikeholmen fyr Lighthouse (see picture above)

Although Vikeholmen is located, so to speak, in the middle of the harbor in Skudeneshavn, you get the feeling of being far out in the archipelago. Svaberg and sheltered bays characterize the landscape. At the same time, there are remnants of former residential buildings, and at times more than 30 people have lived on the island. At the lighthouse, the boats pass just outside the living room window. There are beds for 10 here and a boat is available. For accommodation in scenic surroundings with fantastic views, contact

T: +47 970 72 948 / +47 52 82 91 34 or e-mail: olav.abelsen@bluezone.no Høyevarde fyrstasjon (light station)

Høyvarde light station was established in 1700, and has been an important lighthouse in Karmsundet, formerly called Nordvegen. Høyevarde is about 60 acres of natural landscape, and is located like a hidden, untouched treasure inside Hydro's facility on Karmøy. Høyevarde has comfortable rooms, up-to-date meeting rooms, a stately dining room, beautiful gardens and, not least, tranquility.Inside the area there is a Bronze Age grave from 1500 BC. Høyevarde is mentioned in English history books. The Earl of Bothwell, Queen Mary Stuart's lover, was captured at Høyevarde after his escape from Scotland. The whole of Høyevarde is protected by the National Antiquities. T: +47 52 71 22 01 www.hoyevardefyrhotell.no

Geitungen fyr (lighthouse)

Geitung is a nature experience in Skudeneshavn's outer harbor basin - A spectacular holiday experience in storm and calm.Geitungen lighthouse is one of the last lighthouses to be built in Norway. The lighthouse has a characteristic shape and sits majestically like a small castle on top of the island. Geitungen has a tourist association cabin (DNT) with 35 beds and 8 bedrooms. T: +47 52 71 53 11 or e-mail: haugesund@dnt.no. www.ut.no/hytte/3.1639/ For transport contact T: +47 481 52 353. NOK 120/80, minimum price NOK 500 r/r (11 passengers). www.visitkarmoy.no

Whats on

MAY

KARMØYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL Kopervik. www.karmoygeddon.no


JUNE

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


JULY

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

AUGUST

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


SEPTEMBER

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.


NOVEMBER

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 post@opplevavaldsnes.no Karmøy rådhus 4250 Kopervik, Tel. +47 52 85 75 00 servicetorg@karmoy.kommune.no Skudeneshavn Torget. Tel. +47 52 85 80 00 turist@karmoy.kommune.no Oasen Storsenter Norheim. Tel. +47 52 83 10 89 informasjonen.oasen@olavthon.no Opening hours see: www.visitkarmoy.no


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