Historic Avaldsnes and Viking Village

  • Port

    Haugesund, Norway

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD85 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    4.0 Hours

  • Meals included


Visit Karmøy Island for a fascinating insight into the history of Haugesund – homeland of the Viking Kings.

Sit back and enjoy a scenic drive through Haugesund, before heading across the Karmsund Bridge, which links Karmøy Island to the mainland.

Near Avaldsnes you’ll encounter Olav’s Church, a prominent landmark for passing seafarers for over 750 years. Leaning towards the church, you’ll find Virgin Mary's Needle, a 23-foot-tall stone. Norwegian legend claims the day of judgement will arrive when the stone touches the church walls.

A short walk will take you to the Nordvegen History Centre, which tells the story of the Princes and Kings who ruled Avaldsnes for over 3,000 years.

Farther along, at the reconstructed Viking farm located on scenic Bukkøy Island, a Viking will welcome you. You’ll hear all about their daily lives and local customs, as you stroll around the authentically reconstructed structures.