Monument in Haugesund

Marilyn Monroe Memorial

Bizarrely, Haugesund claims to be the ancestral home of Marilyn Monroe, whose father, a local baker, emigrated to the USA. This monument on the quay, next to the Rica Maritim Hotel, is suitably coquettish, if not a …
Monument in Haugesund


The burial site of Viking King Harald Hårfagre, who died of plague at Avaldsnes on nearby Karmøy, is 1.5km north of Haugesund. The obelisk, erected in 1872, commemorates the decisive 872 battle.
Historic Building in Haugesund


Haugesund has retained many of its historical buildings and this impressive salmon-tinted, neo-classical pile is a highlight.