A stay on the island Smøla offers an authentic holiday in a magnificent fishing village, surrounded by an exciting and distinctive scenery.
Smøla is a real and living coastal community, where the inhabitants keep their traditions alive. More than 5,800 islands, islets and skerries surround Smøla, offering excellent fishing and kayaking grounds. In 2009, large parts of the island were granted a protected status.
In the houses of the lively fishing village Veiholmen, you will still find people tucked away behind the curtains. Today, the islet – or “the skerry” as the natives call it – counts around 300 residents who make a living from fishery and tourism.
Smøla is a wonderful spot for an active holiday, whether you would like to go on a safari, take photos, experience the charming fishing villages, go deep sea fishing, or rent a kayak.
Smøla is an Eldorado for deep sea fishing, and the suppliers of accommodation often offer fishing trips, guides and boat rental as well. Paddling a kayak is another fun way of experiencing the skerries. Smøla is also famous for its large population of sea eagles, and Smøla Naturopplevelser arranges photo safaris to see and experience the powerful bird.
Throughout the summer, Smøla offers a variety of cultural experiences, with the regional cultural centre Gurisenteret and the beautiful outdoor play "Fru Guri av Edøy" (Mrs. Guri from Edøy) at the forefront. The play takes you into a fascinating story, where strong female figures intertwined with faith, love, tragedy, and happiness provide a show that will follow you for a long time.