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Put on your hiking boots and backpack and experience historic Avaldsnes! Forget the notable dates for a while, let your shoulders relax and set out over the green fields around Harald Hårfagre's ancient royal court. Feel the lift of Karmøy's open blue sky and pause for your packed lunch with the waters of Karmsund Sound lapping just a stone's throw away.

In such a seafaring environment as Bukkøy it is almost possible to stretch out and touch the boats gliding by the lighthouse. Find an old hiking trail that winds through spruce and pine forests, over terrain covered in heather and moss, take a swim, or try out living as a Viking for a while.
Avaldsnes is an important location in Norwegian history and for that reason provides the walker with both a sense of times past and an experience of the great outdoors. The Nordvegen History Centre, which opened in 2005, is built into the hillside by the ancient royal court.

Gravel path to Bukkøy, otherwise consists of tracks of ordinary quality. Suited to baby-strollers if pushed by two persons.

From Haugesund:
Approx. 11 km. Take highway RV-47 over Karmsund Bridge. Turn to the left in the first roundabout (Avaldsnes) after the bridge and drive along this road for about 2 km. The road ends when you arrive at Avaldnes Chrurch.

accessible to wheelchair users

toilet for disabled persons

distance from parking place
vikinggr 1km




Sist oppdatert: 10.03.2014
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