Holiday Week 11: Skudeneshavn

Town center of Skudeneshavn

The last of the three towns on Karmøy is called Skudeneshavn. This is the place where we spent the most time on our little sightseeing trip to the island.

New part of Skudeneshavn with one of the cute little walking bridges
A street in the old town

Skudeneshavn is one of the smallest towns in Norway and it is most famous for it’s old town. Skudeneshavn’s old town (Gamle Skudeneshavn), consisting of 225 wooden houses/boathouses, is regarded as one of the best preserved in Europe. In 2004, it was voted Norway’s “Summer Town”.

Retired from the ship now overlooking the sea
Old town

The little town is built up around lobster and herring fishing and their export of herring to Riga in Latvia. The latter made them grow a lot in the 1800s. And they had a, by the standard of the day, a large fleet of sail ships.

View from a bridge
A grey but good day

It’s lovely to walk the streets of the old town here. There are quite a few small museums, art galleries and cosy little cafes. We went around just looking for quite some time. We did make the time to enjoy a coffee at one of the smallest little cafes, before we got back in the car and drove on. And drove home for the end of the holiday for this time.

This weekend is also looking quite grey, but so far I’m having a lovely relaxing morning. How are you spending your weekend.

20 thoughts on “Holiday Week 11: Skudeneshavn

  1. Old towns are the very best and having cloud cover while out and about can be helpful unless you really do well with the sun and heat. Cloudy days can keep crowds smaller too. Glad you had a good visit. I’m ready to go anywhere, including out to breakfast but it’s still too risky here. Too many crazy people here.

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