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Haugesund, an ancient Viking settlement located on the atmospheric Karmsundet sound, is surrounded by pristine Norwegian forests. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts striking architecture including the Neo-Classical Town Hall and the charming Our Saviour’s Church.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see and experience including:
• Viking History
• Haraldshaugen Monument
Åkrafjorden is a fjord in Norway’s Hordaland County, known for its spectacular scenery. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll take a relaxing cruise to the Langfoss waterfall which is said to have mystical powers that assists fertility! Discover Eljervik Farm and Unni Marie Rosemaling — a workshop dedicated to 'rosemaling', a traditional decorative painting style. Browse the shop and explore the garden, before enjoying some leisure in Haugesund.
The Nordvegen History Centre, located in the village of Avaldsnes, is your first stop on an exciting MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll learn about former kings and princes before browsing curious artefacts and archaeological wonders. Discover Norway’s mythical past — a world filled with sorcerers, female warriors, and mighty Norse gods! Then, stop by the Viking Settlement, on a small grassy island, which houses a wealth of historical architecture.
The port city of Haugesund, located on the strait of Karmsundet, has been a passing point for ships for centuries. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll discover a host of interesting sites such as the 1872 National Monument of Haraldshaugen. This striking granite obelisk marks the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Hafrsfjord, where King Harald Fairhair defeated rival chieftains before uniting Norway into one kingdom. The monument stands on the King’s supposed burial ground and was designed by prominent Norwegian architect Christian Christie.