Havøysund is a small village with about 1100 inhabitants in the far north of Norway. They have a hotel and several dining places. In addition they have hairdressers, a gym, clothing stores, a gas station and a colonial store with everything you need. They also have a museum and local church.
It is located on an island off the coast of Western Finnmark, and is connected to a national tourist road with fantastic coastal nature. In the area, there are several hiking trails that take you through untouched nature.
Havøysund is also home to Havøygavlen wind farm, which was built in 2002. This is the world's northernmost wind farm with 16 wind turbines.
In the immediate area are the islands Rolvsøya, Ingøya, Hjelmsøya and Måsøya.
Getting to Havøysund
By car or bus
There are bus connections to Havøysund from all over Finnmark. Bus times can be found on Snelandia.no - enter where you travel from/to and which day to find times.
It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to drive from Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Lakselv and Alta to Havøysund.
The nearest airport is Lakselv Airport - it takes approx. 2.5 hours by car from the airport to Havøysund.
Hammerfest, Alta and Honningsvåg airport are the other nearest airports and it takes about 2.5 to 3 hours by car.
Lakselv Airport: 153 km. • Hammerfest Airport: 170 km. • Honningsvåg Airport: 178 km. • Alta Airport: 193 km.
Hurtigbåt - Måsøy Xpressen: Havøysund – Rolvsøya – Ingøy – Akkarfjord/Sørøya - Hammerfest, retur.
Båtruten går fra Havøysund kai gjennom Gunnarnes kai på Rolvsøya, Ingøy kai på Ingøy, Akkarfjord kombibåtkai på Sørøya og til Hammerfest havn. Hele turen tar ca. 3 timer. Billetter kjøpes om bord.
There is a ferry to Havøysund from Rolvsøya, Ingøy, Akkarfjord on Sørøya and Hammerfest.
You can find the times at snelandia.no. Enter where you travel from/to and on what day to find times.
Hurtigruten docks in Havøysund. Here is the point where two Hurtigruten meet and dock just after each other. The times for the Hurtigruten can vary and must be checked on Hurtigruten's website. It takes approx. 3 hours to Hammerfest and Honningsvåg with Hurtigruten.
Speedboat - Måsøy Xpressen: Havøysund - Rolvsøya - Ingøy - Akkarfjord/Sørøya - Hammerfest, return.
The boat route goes from Havøysund through Gunnarnes kai on Rolvsøya, Ingøy kai on Ingøy, Akkarfjord kombibåtkai on Sørøya and to Hammerfest havn. The whole trip takes approx. 3 hours. Tickets are purchased on board.
Havøysund hotel is centrally located in Havøysund, overlooking the sea. They have hotel rooms and cabins by the sea. This is a charming hotel in the heart of Havøysund. There are 20 cabins and 12 hotel rooms. They have a restaurant and bar. In addition, there is a sauna here and it is located right by the sea. You can also rent boats here.
Havøysund Church was built in 1960. The former church was burnt down during World War II. It is a aisleless church with 300 seats and a burial ground. Services, funerals, weddings, baptisms and confirmations are held here.
Phone: +47 454 81 055 • Security telephone: +47 907 50 688 • Address: Kirkeveien 8, 9690 Havøysund
Måsøy Museum deals with fishing and coastal culture, and is located in an old rectory. Here you will find a varied exhibition on war history, Sea Sami history, marine life and bird life, as well as the history of the area. They also have an exhibition of boats, fishing gear and ship technology through the ages, and Norway's first winch.