This trip welcomes you to Viking country. The city of Haugesund is only a century-and-a-half old, but it’s surrounded by some of the most important Viking sites in Norway. This trip begins in the city centre, where you’ll see the timbered houses that are part of Norway’s national identity. You’ll also see a building that sticks out from the rest of the architecture like a sore thumb. The Town Hall is a Barbie-pink neoclassical building. Moving out of the centre, you’ll make your way to the Haraldshaugen monument. This obelisk celebrates the unification of Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. Its location is meant to mark the spot where the first king of Norway was buried. Next, you’ll visit the Steinsfjellet viewpoint, which rises 228 metres above sea level. The views from here take in the whole of Haugesund and the fjords in the distance.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.