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Karmoy Beaches

Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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Skudeneshaven - Old world charm!

At the southern tip of Karmoy this little town shines. The well preserved timber cottages gives... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Pretty beach

Nice and only sandy beaches nearby Haugesund with some seaweeds (unfortunately) washed onto the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2014
Haugesund, Norway
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This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Akra to the village of Ferkingstad. Cultural and historical monuments lie in abundance between Akra and the boathouse ruins at Hop. The hike starts in the north end of the beach at Akra. From here you can enjoy the view of the white beaches stretching along the shore. The hike follows a natural path, and along here you can see and sense a rich fauna and birdlife. On the south end of the beach the tour continues over to a historical area, dating back to the Viking Age. Here you will see stone monuments symbolizing the two daughters of King Augvald, one of our Viking kings. The tour continues to Ferkingstad beach, another beach worth seeing. Afterwards you will walk to the charming boat harbour, built in the 1960’s. You will also visit the boathouse ruins, used by the Vikings to drag their ships ashore. The tour finishes at Fisherman’s Memorial, a monument symbolizing local fishermen who lost their lives at sea.
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Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

At the southern tip of Karmoy this little town shines. The well preserved timber cottages gives this town historical charm as you stroll through the tiny streets of Skudeneshavn. View the old timber houses plotted along the waters edge is one of Norway's best -...More

1  Thank Rosedwards
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Nice and only sandy beaches nearby Haugesund with some seaweeds (unfortunately) washed onto the sand. Water is really chilly so wetsuits are recommended. Many spots between the rocks giving good shelter during windy days. Apparently perfect place for kite surfing

Thank Kokosowo
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Beautiful beaches, but very cold in the water! And the sunset..! Also have to visit in bad weather, when wawes are spectacular. Windy

1  Thank BRW522
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The clean, white and wide beaches, very good for sunbathing, swimming ( a bit cold ) surfing and kiting. The north sea, the sunset in evning...... Its wonderful.

Thank Marianne0110
Reviewed 6 July 2012

No Fjords and mountains here, but lovely beaches, quaint towns and coastal views. Fly to Haugesund Airport (Ryanair from Stansted - bargain!) a short car ride soon brings you to some spectacular scenery

3  Thank fellhouse
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14 October 2017|
Response from sueschoey32 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I am not sure where the cruise ships dock but we were very lucky with the weather as it didn't rain and it was very warm however Norway is known for rain it would probably be around 23 degrees Fahrenheit. haugesand... More
3 November 2016|
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Response from karin368 | Reviewed this property |
There are no tours to Åkresanden (the main beach area). Taxis can prove expensive in Norway, as it's around 25 km from the cruise terminal. I have no idea of the regularity of the buses. If you are serious, these can be... More