Haugesund is widely known as “homeland of the Viking kings”, as it was the base for Harald the Fairhaaired who is thought to have united Norway into a single kingdom a thousand years ago.

A vibrant, historic town that hosts the Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund nestles among idyllic small islands and mighty fjords such as Hardangerfjord and Lysefjord.

It is also a perfect base for excursions to sights such as the Folgefonna glacier, the mountain formation of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Hardangervidda National Park, with their dramatic and beautiful landscapes studded with fjords, mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

Information from VisitNorway.com