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Just a short boat ride from the mainland, the charming island group of Røvær offers a unique experience that feels like going back in time to an island filled with Vikings and fishermen.

Travel by boat from Haugesund to the island of Røvær and back again. Although located just 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland, this small island will transport you back to a time when Vikings ruled and fishing was a way of life.

On the island you can visit Viking graves and museums, as well as partake in hiking, cycling and swimming.

You can also visit Røvær Aquaculture Center, and discover how Norway became a seafood nation and learn more about the salmon trade. You will also have the opportunity to visit a fish farm up close by boat.

Prepare for a fun and relaxing day on this easygoing island and capture a glimpse of a simpler way of life.

Please, be aware that this is a 'travel like the locals' trip. This means that it's carried out using only public transport and is unguided.  

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Fishing boats and fishing huts on the island of Røvær

Credit: Scott Sporleder | Fjord Norway

RIB heading for a salmon farm of the island of Røvær

Credit: Jørgen Freim | Garp Design

RIB at a salmon farm of the island of Røvær

Credit: Jørgen Freim | Garp Design

The narrow Røvær canal

Credit: Randi Rasmussen | Fjord Norway

Guests checking out the exhibits at Røvær Aquaculture Center

Credit: Jørgen Freim | Garp Design

Cottage on the island of Røvær

Credit: Scott Sporleder | Fjord Norway

Close up of the narrow Røvær canal

Credit: Randi Rasmussen | Fjord Norway

Itinerary for Explore Røvær - an ocean of opportunities

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10:40

Boat to Røvær

Boat from Haugesund to Røvær

11:05

Free time

16:05

Boat back to Haugesund

Boat from Røvær to Haugesund

Important on this trip

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Weather

The route from Haugesund to Røvær is exposed, so it can be a rough ride in windy weather.

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Boat transfer

Røvær is 25 minutes by boat from Haugesund.

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Clothing

Bring a windproof jacket in your backpack.

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Aquaculture Center

You can learn more about Norway as a seafood nation at the Aquaculture Center.

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Food

You will find a grocery store and café at Røvær where you can buy lunch.

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Meeting point

The boat departs from Haugesund hurtigbåtkai, next to Big Horn Steakhouse.