Experience Halsnøy

On Halsnøy you will find tourist attractions like Halsnøy Kloster, Sæbøviksfestivalen, Klokkesteinen and Radiohola. It is very popular to rent holiday cabins and go fishing in the sumertime, with lost of visitors from western europe.

Below you will find an overview of things you can experience on Halsnøy.

The Sæbøvik Festival

A summer festival for the whole family with servings of shrimp, crab, fish and more. Live music, dance, sing-along in the tent and activitypark for the children. Seating for everyone. This is a party know to be fun and social for both adults and children. Its the largest gathering on Halsnøy each year, so if you are planning a trip – this is the best time to visit.

Hiking on Halsnøy

If you would like to go hiking or take a trip out in nature then Halsnøy has a lot to offer. On Halsnøy there are a lot of hills to visit, for example; svartaberg, tofteåsen, landåsen, ravnakulten, jamburfjell, sydnessåta, håfjell and tjobergshaugen. You can also visit beautiful lakes like; landavatnet, gravdalsvatnet, fjellandsvatnet, kjekavatnet og fatlandsvatnet.

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Halsnøy Monastary

Halsnøy Monastary is one of Norways oldest monastaries. It an augustinian monastary, buildt by Erling Skagge in the 11th-century. At the time it had a hospital, church, accomodations, fishery and agriculture, as well as various other workplaces. It was the augustinian munks and nuns who took care of sick sailors, soldiers, farmers and others. Halsnøy Monastary is still to this day a tourist attraction, where people from all over Norway come to visit. Just beside the monastary you can also find Sunnhordland Folk High School. Rocks from the monastary has been found around Sunnhordland. In the monastary gardens you can still find traces of herbs and other plants used for medicinal purposes.

Other attractions

Examples of other attractions you can visit on Halsnøy are places like: «Klokkesteinen» og «Radiohola».
Radiohòla is a natural hiding place used by the resistance movement under the 2nd world war. The place served as a hiding place for a radio used to listen to news from England during the war – a time where radio usage was forbidden. If an illegal radio was found people was heavily punished. The place today is an important momory of the activity that took place during the war.