Haugesund Weekend Breaks

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Weekend Breaks to Haugesund

Planning a short break to Haugesund? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Haugesund. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Haugesund. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

August's Festivals

A busy month for Haugesund with all the festivals. There's the Sea Fishing festival, the Sildajazz festival, the Norwegian Film Festival, the Sildabord (the world's longest table set in the streets with a herring buffet), and the Viking boat festival.

BW Hotel Neptune

Haraldsgaten 207, Haugesund - Centrally situated with 33 rooms, this small and homely hotel offer good service. For booking on line please log on to www.greatestcities.com/Europe/Norway/Haugesund_city/hotels.html

Risoy Island

From the harbour, you can catch a boat over to the Island. Although not a major shopping attraction, you can enjoy strolling through the streets of this island and capture it's timelessness. Most the the building and houses are up to 50 years old and although there has been some restoration, they still reflect years gone by.

Fish and shrimp markets

set up along the quay in the harbour, can get very busy around August. Often the quay is so busy that you can walk over the boats from Smedasundet to the island of Ris√ły.

Comfort Hotel Amanda

Smedasundet 93, Haugesund - with prices starting at $161, including breakfast and dinner. This hotel is situated near the waterfront and while he building has historical value, the interior is modern with a relaxing atmosphere. For more info have a look at www.greatestcities.com/Europe/Norway/Haugesund_city/hotels.html

The Etnefjellet Mountains

offers excellent walks, trails and hiking paths with accomodation along the way. Both scenic and tranquil, it's a good call if you want to take in the beauty of the area. For more information about Haugesund go on line to www.greatestcities.com/ Europe/Norway/Haugesund_city.html

Steinsfjellet

Take a drive to the top where this viewpoint is 227m above the sea. Here, you can take in the spectacular views of Haugalandet and the North Sea. More about Haugesund can be found on www.webtourist.net/norway/haugesund/index.phtml

Stavanger

just over the bay, this town is bigger than Haugesund and can be reached by hydrofoil or catamaran. Due to the North Sea oil industry, Stavanger has become Norway's most international city, with almost 10% of it's inhabitants being foreign. The most fascinating museum is the Canning Museum (Norsk Hermetikkmuseum), next to the harbour. Sardines have been the most important industry for more than 100 years and the museum demonstrates canning and smoking techniques in which visitors are encouraged to participate. Tasting is free. (Telephone number - 51/53-49-89).

Friluftsmuseet Dokken

is an open-air exhibition which shows the living and working conditions during the fishing eras of the 19th century.

Bestastua Mat Prat & Vinbus

Strandgata 132, 5527 Haugesund - Tel - 52 86 55 88 - A large restaurant in an old building in the town centre with a selection of traditional Norwegian food, including a bar specialising in cognac and cigars.

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