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Haugesund

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Monuments · Hiking Trails · Historic Walking Areas
is a town and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The town is the main population centre of the Haugaland region in northern Rogaland. The majority of the population of Haugesund lives in the main urban area surrounding the city centre, with the northwestern part of the municipality being fairly rural.LocationThe town is situated on a strategically important sound, the Karmsundet, through which ships could pass without traversing heavy seas. In the early years, the coastal waters off Haugesund were a huge source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. Despite being barely a village back then, King Harald Fairhair lived at Avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, has been turning towards the petroleum industry, with the herring being long gone.PopulationHaugesund is a small municipality, only about. The population (in 2015) is 36,538, giving the municipality a population density of. The "urban area" of the town of Haugesund, which actually crosses over slightly into the neighboring municipality of Karmøy, has a total of about 40,152 (of that 5,425 people live in Karmøy) people. This leaves about 2,000 residents of Haugesund that live outside the town of Haugesund in the rural portion of the municipality.
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Hiking Trail
Djupadalen
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Island
Utsira
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Architectural Building
Haugesund Town Hall
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Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Steinsfjellet
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Side trips from Haugesund

Historic Site
Nordvegen History Centre and Viking Settlement Avaldsnes
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Neighborhood
Gamle Skudeneshavn Skudeneshavn
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Haugaland Zoo Viken
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Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Vigsnes Mining Museum Avaldsnes
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Haugesund

Park
Hagland Natural Park
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Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
Veteranbilmuseet i Haugesund
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Haugesund Museum of Fine Art
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Factory Outlet
Formbar Glassverksted
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Haugesund

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Military Museum
Arquebus War History Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Dokken Outdoor Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Art Museum
Karmsund Folkemuseum
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Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Haugesund

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Park
Byparken
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Vangen
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Haugesund

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Shopping Mall
Oasen Storsenter - Shopping Centre
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

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