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“Don't spend much time here”
Review of Utsira

Utsira
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Haugesund
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Owner description: 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.
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 good. There aren't many attractions, maybe the most common activity is just birdwatching or a lil bit of hiking, there is only one restaurant (recommended for fish they told me) and a super market in the south harbour.

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