The herring has been of a great importance to Haugesund, and on this tour your guide will tell you about the history of Haugesund, the herring and the fishing. The bus takes you to Steinsfjellet. From here you will have a great view of the city and the ocean. You will also see Haraldshaugen, Norway’s national monument, where many believe the Viking king Harald Fairhair is buried. We then drive to Kyvik Sild, the only faciliity in Haugesund where there is still ongoing production of pickled herring.
Experience old traditions and modern production of herring
Since 1866 and through five generations, the Kyvik family has fished herring from the ocean. A lot has changed in the local community and society since they started, but they still make herring products the old fashioned way – as a supplement to their modern production facilities. Making quality pickled herring takes time, and at Kyvik they take the time needed to make the absolute best produce. In the factory there is also an exhibition on the first floor. See old fishing tools and how people lived way back. You will get to see the production if it is on-going at the time, and before leaving you can taste several samples of pickled herring.