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.
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”.
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.
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.