Reasons To Visit Haugesund
Haugesund is a relatively small city with a population of around 40,000 but offers a wide range of things to see and do, so you won’t be disappointed with the excellent attractions, restaurants and hotels on offer. Immerse yourself in the local heritage at the Nordvegen History Center which explores thousands of years of history, while there are also a number of archaeological sites in the region worth venturing out to. Haugesund is also known for being a center of culture in the region and boasts plenty of festivals and events each year like the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz Festival.
Arriving In Haugesund
Haugesund Airport is located around 10 km away from the city of Haugesund and primarily handles seasonal flights from around Europe. If you are looking to catch direct flights from the UAE to Haugesund you will need to make a stopover somewhere as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights. However, the airport has regular connections from Copenhagen and Oslo, making it simple for UAE-based travelers to get to Haugesund with only a single transfer.
At Haugesund Airport you’ll find only a basic range of services and facilities. However, there is a cafeteria and eatery on site in addition to duty-free shopping, so you will be able to find all of the essentials. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for up to two hours, so you can surf the web to help pass the time. When you have touched down at the airport there are buses available travel into the city center, or you may prefer the convenience of a metered taxi. There are a few internationally recognized car rental companies available at Haugesund Airport, so you can conveniently rent a vehicle as soon as you have landed.
Haugesund Travel Information
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Norway is a part of the Schengen Area which enables UAE nationals to travel to the country visa free for up to 90 days. In Haugesund temperatures are very cold over the winter and often drop below freezing, while the summers warm up a little with average highs of around 18 degrees. Don’t forget that Norway has not adopted the euro as its currency, so remember to change your money to the Norwegian krone instead. Haugesund is three hours behind the UAE so remember to set your clocks to local time when you arrive.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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