Skudeneshavn - the beautiful sailing ship town
Skudeneshavn is a charming and beautiful sailing town located on Skudeneset at the southern tip of the island of Karmøy in Rogaland.
Skudeneshavn grew in the late Middle Ages, and the small community grew strongly in the 1800th century. Lobster and herring fishing and the export of herring made Skudeneshavn grow strongly in the 1800th century. The fleet of sailboats going abroad was relatively large, but from about 1880 a change from sail to steam occurred, and this, together with failing fishing, made it significantly less activity in Skudeneshavn. This also led to significant emigration, especially to America, in the years after that.
Skudeneshavn currently has a modern shipbuilding and one of the country's largest offshore shipping companies.
Today is enough Skudesneshavn best known for its extremely well-preserved wooden buildings, and this is one of Rogaland's most visited tourist destination.
In 2004 was Skudeneshavn, NRK Sommeråpent, voted Norway's Summer.
Welcome to Skudeneshavn!