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Located off the coast of Norway, the island of Karmøy is a beautiful destination with a rich history. Karmøy is the third largest island in Norway and is situated in the North Sea, about 4 miles from the mainland. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge and is part of the Haugaland region.

Karmøy is known for its stunning landscapes, with its rugged coastline, rolling hills, and picturesque farmland. It is a popular destination for nature lovers, with plenty of hiking trails and beautiful beaches. The island also has a rich cultural heritage, with several ancient Viking sites, including the Iron Age settlement of Avaldsnes.

Karmøy has a long history. Archaeological evidence suggests that it has been inhabited since the Stone Age. During the Viking Age, the island was the site of several battles between the local population and the invading forces of the Norwegian king. In the Middle Ages, Karmøy was an important trading port, with a thriving fishing industry.

In the 19th century, Karmøy became an important industrial center, with several factories and shipyards. During World War II, the island was occupied by German forces, and many of its buildings were destroyed. After the war, Karmøy experienced an economic boom, and many of the factories and shipyards were rebuilt.

Today, Karmøy is a popular tourist destination. It is home to several museums and historical sites, as well as a number of picturesque villages. The island also offers a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

Excursion tips for a day in Target island

As a tourist in Target Island in Norway, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Take a boat tour around the island to admire its stunning coastal views.

2. Go fishing in the pristine waters of the island and catch some delicious seafood.

3. Visit the local museum to learn about the island's history and culture.

4. Hike up the nearby mountains for breathtaking views of the island and its surroundings.

5. Relax on one of the island's many beaches and soak up the sun.

6. Visit the local shops and markets to find unique souvenirs.

7. Taste some of the local cuisine in one of the island's many restaurants.

8. Go on a kayaking or canoeing adventure to explore the island's hidden coves.

9. Take a guided tour of the island's lighthouses and other historic sites.

10. Watch the sunset over the horizon from one of the island's many viewpoints.

Experience Target island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Target island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Target island

Target island in Norway enjoys a temperate maritime climate, with mild temperatures year-round. In the summer months, temperatures typically range from the mid-teens to the low twenties (Celsius), while in the winter months they range from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is spread throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and November. The spring and fall months are usually mild, with some snowfall in January and February. The island also experiences long hours of daylight during the summer months and short hours of daylight during the winter months.

Cruise weather for Target island

Our weather forecast for Target island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: -1.1 °C
min: -2.1 °C
5.4 m/s
11.5 m/s
11.0 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: -1.1 °C
min: -2.2 °C
5.8 m/s
11.9 m/s
16.9 %
24.1 m
79.9 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: -1.3 °C
min: -2.4 °C
4.7 m/s
9.4 m/s
26.8 %
24.1 m
85.1 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 2.8 °C
min: -2.4 °C
13.3 m/s
11.9 m/s
65.2 %
24.1 m
65.5 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 4.2 °C
min: 2.6 °C
19.4 m/s
18.4 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
52.4 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 4.7 °C
min: 4.1 °C
20.3 m/s
19.0 m/s
99.2 %
24.1 m
54.5 %
1,008 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 5.4 °C
min: 4 °C
23.4 m/s
22.3 m/s
97.2 %
24.1 m
58.1 %
1,000 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 5.4 °C
min: 5.3 °C
18.0 m/s
17.3 m/s
99.9 %
24.1 m
54.6 %
996 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 5.8 °C
min: 4.8 °C
24.8 m/s
26.4 m/s
85.7 %
24.1 m
61.3 %
1,003 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 6.3 °C
min: 4.7 °C
32.8 m/s
46.1 m/s
85.4 %
24.1 m
68.0 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 6.1 °C
min: 4.3 °C
33.1 m/s
39.6 m/s
100.0 %
22.6 m
68.3 %
1,008 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 8.0 °C
min: 4.4 °C
42.5 m/s
73.8 m/s
98.3 %
21.0 m
74.8 %
1,000 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 6.3 °C
min: 4.9 °C
28.4 m/s
32.6 m/s
36.7 %
22.1 m
81.2 %
1,022 hPa
Dec. 17th 2023 Dec. 17th 2023 max: 5.7 °C
min: 4.9 °C
16.2 m/s
16.6 m/s
35.8 %
24.1 m
65.7 %
1,023 hPa

Cruises to Target island

Would you like to travel to Target island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Target island.

Scheduled ship calls in Target island, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 7th 2024 Tuesday, 7th of May 2024 AIDAperla 07:00 am 02:00 pm
May 27th 2024 Monday, 27th of May 2024 Costa Favolosa 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Jun. 5th 2024 Wednesday, 5th of Jun. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 19th 2024 Wednesday, 19th of Jun. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 3rd 2024 Wednesday, 3rd of Jul. 2024 Costa Favolosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 10th 2024 Wednesday, 10th of Jul. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Costa Favolosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 MSC Preziosa 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Costa Favolosa 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 AIDAsol 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 AIDAsol 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 AIDAsol 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 AIDAsol 07:00 am 01:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Norwegian Prima 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Jul. 2025 Norwegian Prima 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2025 Thursday, 31st of Jul. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 2nd 2025 Saturday, 2nd of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2025 Tuesday, 19th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Prima 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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