Activity tips for Bømlo & surroundings

Many of our guests often ask me for information about things to do on Bømlo. In this article I have therefore put together some tips that our guests liked. You can find my tips for excursions under Excursions. I would be happy to help you personally at any time during your holiday on Bømlo.

Bømlo’s beautiful archipelago invites you to many activities. Here is a small selection from me:

I wish you a lot of fun with my tips and a nice stay on Bømlo!


Around Bømlo is some of the best fishing in western Norway. Here you have all possibilities from deep sea fishing to deep sea fishing in fjords and in the open sea. You can find more information under the headings catch reports, photo gallery and travel reports

freshwater fishing



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.


Hiskjo Badeplatz

Hiskjo bathing spots

At each holiday home you can swim well from the jetty. There are also many beautiful bathing spots and small beaches on the island.

Furuneset Badeplatz, Rubbestadneset

Furuneset bathing spot, Rubbestadneset

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


sea ​​eagle

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.




Wandern auf Goddo

Hiking on Goddo

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.

Blick von Siggjo

View from Siggjo

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.

Sherpa Treppe mit Brücke, Fossabrekko

Sherpa Staircase with Bridge, Fossabrekko

Sherpa Treppe Fossabrekko

Sherpa Staircase 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.

Pilze, Pfifferlinge und Rotkappen

Mushrooms, chanterelles and red caps


Bremnes Storsenter

Bremnes Storsenter

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.

Handelssenteret HSD

Handelssenteret HSD