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About Utsira

Travel to Utsira and experience the idyllic island community out at sea. Daily boat route from Haugesund (Garpaskjærskaien) to Utsira, Norway's smallest municipality with its around 200 inhabitants. Utsira is located 18 km west of the sea from Karmøy and can offer: Conservative coastal cultural landscape, world-class street art, marked hiking trails in open country, a sea house museum that is open by appointment, the opportunity to "hunt" (with binoculars) for new species in one of Norway's most beautiful bird paradises with so far over 317 different species, the world's first wind and hydrogen plant and not least Norway's highest lighthouse with its 68 masl

Utsira lighthouse is the most visited attraction on Utsira. Today, only one of the guys is in operation. The guys are Norway's only remaining twin guys. Utsira lighthouse has taken care of weather observations for the Meteorological Institute since 1867 and is Norway's oldest meteorological station in continuous operation. In summer, there are good opportunities to gain insight into the lighthouse life, as it once was, by visiting the lighthouse.

Sørevågen also has a sandy beach, bathing jetty and barbecue. Here is also a guest harbor with water and WC. Sildaloftet has a guest jetty with shower, toilet, washing machine and wireless internet.

Om Utsira


People have lived in Utsira since the time of the migration, but settlements from the Old Stone Age have also been found. Settlement 10,000 years ago. Utsira was separated as a separate municipality from Torvastad in 1924.

In the first ordinary election in 1926, the miraculous thing happened that 11 out of 12 elected representatives were women. Åsa Helgesen was elected Norway's first female mayor and led the "skirt regime" at Utsira for two years. The women's election at Utsira was a political sensation and was noticed far beyond Norway's borders.