A historic town with a vibrant past, Haugesund is home to epic Viking tales, a dramatic coastline, and spectacular fjords. Here, Viking Kings ruled until the 9th century when King Harald Fairhair united Norway into a single kingdom. Today, Haugesund continues to bring the country together by hosting The Norwegian Film Festival and Slidajazz Music Festival. And with so many things to do, it’s the perfect place for history buffs and thrill seekers. Cruise to Haugesund and visit a Viking village replica in Avaldsnes to learn everything about Viking life. Experience the wonder of Langfoss Waterfall, considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Or trek through scenic landscapes to Himkånå for spectacular views of Lysevatnet lake.