Getting to Utsira

Transport to Utsira will for most mean taking the schedule boat MS Utsira from Garpaskjærkaien on Risøy in Haugesund. The route has improved over recent years and there are 3 or 4 departures per day. At times the journey can be eventful however the boat is equipped with stabilizers which compensate the rolling. The route from Haugesund passes Feøy and Røvær via Urter to Nordvik on the north end of Utsira (the boat may arrive/depart from the south end of Ustira if there are strong winds from the north). 

The journey takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.Birding on the journey can be rewarding with possible of Sooty Shearwater and Sabine’s Gull.

The timetable can be found here: http://rutebaatenutsira.no/ruteplan/

Travelling to Norway from the UK,Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) flies to Haugesund from London Standsted. Currently there are two scheduled flights per week as follows:

  • Thursdays, departing London Stansted 10:15, departing Haugesund 13:25
  • Sundays, departing London Stansted 11.55, departing Haugesund 15:05

Transport from the airport to downtown Haugesund is by either local bus or taxi.

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Photo: Egil Ween (MS Utsira)