There are many lakes on Bømlo with lots of trout and in some waters you can also find char. You can buy a fishing license from the owners for little money. You can find more information here.
At each holiday home you can swim well from the jetty. There are also many beautiful bathing spots and small beaches on the island.
With more than 1,000 islands and skerries, Bømlo is an Eldorado for boat trips. There’s a lot to discover here. My modern and safe boats with a high railing are also suitable for families with children and for beginners. Maybe you like the landscape pictures in the photo gallery and make you want to take a boat tour.
Bird watching is a very popular activity internationally. The location in the west in the Atlantic allows for a rich bird life and many beautiful nature experiences. Utsira, Norway’s most famous site for rare birds, is right in the neighborhood.
Rare migratory birds, including various species of birds of prey, can be seen on Bømlo, especially in winter: kestrel, white-tailed eagle, goshawk, sparrowhawk, buzzard, buzzard, golden eagle, osprey, hen harrier, merlin, hunting falcon and peregrine falcon.
Bømlo is ideal for hiking. Under this link you will find 35 different hiking tours. I recommend the tours in the easily walkable open countryside on Goddo. Climbing the local mountain Siggjo (the highest mountain on the islands) is also an unforgettable experience.
In the tourist information in the town hall of Svortland you can get more interesting information and detailed hiking maps.
The islands of the neighboring municipality of Stord offer you further hiking opportunities. This link offers 33 suggestions. In the surroundings of Stord you can also go on beautiful mountain tours. I recommend the hikes on the new Sherpa stairs at Fossabrekko.
Es There are many more beautiful tours in the surrounding area. The famous hiking tour to Trolltunga is also easily accessible from Bømlo. You have to be well prepared for this tour. Good equipment and good physical fitness are important prerequisites here.
mushrooms and berries
In Norway we have the “Allemannsretten”, which means everyone has access to nature. Nevertheless, you should always treat nature with care. In late summer and autumn you can pick berries and mushrooms (blueberries and cranberries). It is good to know that the amount of different berries and mushrooms can vary from year to year.
There are several shopping centers on Bømlo. As well as goods for everyday use, there is a good selection of clothing, shoes and sports equipment.
You can find another selection of shops in the neighboring municipality of Stord, both in Leirvik city center and in Heiane shopping center (30 minutes from Bømlo).
In an hour you can reach downtown Haugesund and the shopping center Raglamyr. Furthermore, there is the possibility to go to Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, as part of a day trip and to do an extensive shopping spree.