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Address: Utsira, Haugesund 5547, Norway
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+47 52 75 01 00

Experience a night on the North Sea island of Utsira! Learn about theisland...

Experience a night on the North Sea island of Utsira! Learn about theisland community living on Utsira. Daily ferry connection from Haugesund (Garpaskjærdkaien Quay). Situated 18 km west from Karmøy, Utsira is Norway’s smallest commune with approximately 218 inhabitants. Adventures to explore are many: preserved coastal heritage landscape, marked hiking trails, a museum and the world’s first wind and hydrogen energy power plant. It is also possible to “hunt” (with field glasses) new bird species in one Norway’s most beautiful ornithological environments with over 317 different species discovered so far. Last but not least, we must also mention Norway’shighest situated lighthouse with its 68 m.a.o..Utsira Lighthouse is the most visited attraction on Utsira. These lighthouses are Norway’s only remaining twin lighthouses. Utsira Lighthouse has collected weather data for the Meteorological Institute since 1867 and is Norway’s oldest weather observation station still in continuous operation. By visiting the lighthouse station during the summer months, it is possible to gain good insightinto lighthouse life as it once was.Sørevågen features a sandy beach, bathing jetty and grill. There is also a guest harbour with freshwater and WC. Sildaloftet has a guest pier housing a shower, toilet, washing machine and wireless Internet, as well as a fitness studio that is open to guests.

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Go with the ferrie in nice weather. No wind.

Utsira is a nice place to visit in nice weather. a quaiet island, there lives only some few people. There is a grosery store at the south part, and there is several nice places to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Utsira is a nice place to visit in nice weather. a quaiet island, there lives only some few people. There is a grosery store at the south part, and there is several nice places to sleep over if you want. there is also a ligthhouse on the island. You need good shoes fore the walk. There is many seldom birds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Utsira this summer as many times before. Lovely nature, great place to spot birds, you always catch fish there and good Norwegian food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

An hour and ten minutes by comfortable ferry from Haugesund, Utsira is a perfect place to walk, explore and relax. It takes about 25 minutes to walk from the north to the south of the island. There's a shop and post office with a cafe attached in the south - the only one on the island - and it overlooks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Unique. Even though there are several small fishing villages worth a visit alongside the Norwegian coast, this is probably the most "alive" today. It is also Norway's smallest municipality (200 inhabitants) and to witness this minitiature society is worth a visit. And, if you lake open oceans, this will not disappoint you. Even the ferry ride out here makes you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Streetart from different artists can be found along the whole island. Makes exploration so much more interesting!

Thank Jan H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

In opposition to many small islands, this is one that has a local, functional community. Can be visited by car, we went by bike and did´t regret. Cozy, narrow roads and gives a feeling of an old fishermens´village. Many ornithologists seek the place, due to its unusually rich birdlife.

3 Thank ToothFairy777
Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Utsira is an "exotic" island in the North Sea and Norway’s smallest commune with approximately 218 inhabitants. Utsira is the place you go to - not pass. The trip to Utsira takes about 60 minutes by boat/ferry and the voyage is exotic enough. Weather and wind have made it necessary to establish two harbours on Utsira. So one harbour is... More 

3 Thank Svein-Magne_Tunli
Bergen, Norge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is an exotic island in the North Sea, 15 km west for Karmøy in Rogaland County. It only lives 218 people here and this is Norway's smallest municipality. This is a place which you travel to, not past. The trip will take you 75 minutes with a ferry. You don't need to bring your car, bacause it's only 2... More 

2 Thank Aloba77
Anzola dell'Emilia, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you want to have a break and you're near Haugesund, you can try to get to Utsira with the ferry, it tooks about an hour and the ticket costs 61 NOK. Just consider that the island is far 20 km from the Rogaland coast and here the wind blows strong, forget to reach it if the weather isn't so... More 

2 Thank CharlyMorgoth

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