Gamle Skudeneshavn old wooden town
is the town at the south end of the island of Karmøy, with a ferry
to Kvitsøy and Mekjarvik near Stavanger Norway
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lovely thing about Gamle Skudeneshavn - and other old wooden towns in the
area - is that these are not museums, people live and work here. This was
an important ship-building town in the tall wooden ship era, and there is
still shipbuilding and fishing here today.
Most of the houses are white - and have to stay that way.
Maelandsgarden is a museum that is open in the summer season.
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1:200 000): 2862 65624
From Stavanger take the E39 north, then take the Mekjarvik road just before the under-sea tunnel, and get the ferry to Skudeneshavn.
From Haugesund take the RV 47 south, over the bridge to Karmoy and down to the south of the island.
Several small parking areas just off the main RV 47 road
Route 540 goes from Skudeneshavn to Kopervik, route 530 goes from Kopervik to Haugesund, route 511 goes to Kopervik and Haugesund. Kolumbus took over on 1 Jan 2006
Distance from Stavanger: 40 km
Distance from Haugesund: 38 km
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Travel time from Stavanger:
2 hours or more by car
Duration of the visit:
an hour to walk around, longer for cafes shops and galleries
shops, cafes and galleries.
exploring the lanes and over the bridge is OK, but otherwise not too interesting.
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