You can have an active and exciting holiday on Smøla, the island have a lot to offer, from great nature experiences as well as different kind of activities. The terrain at Smøla is especially suitable for bicycling and hiking. Why not rent a bicycle and take a trip through Smøla Wind Park, the largest in Europe, with 68 turbines. The park produces power equivalent to 22,500 family homes in Norway each year.
The fishing is excellent all year long, you can either hunt for the big fish out at sea with your own boat or join a guided tour with experienced and local fishermen.
Another possibility is the unique conditions for fishing trout in the many rivers and lakes on the island. If you like hunting, Smøla have a healthy population of deer, Smøla grouse (an unique breed to Smøla), comorants and greylag goose.
Smøla is also among the most important places in Europe for birds and otter, and inhibits one of the largest population of sea eagles in the world! It is possible to get closer to these majestic birds all over Smøla, or join a sea eagle safari.
The archipelago outside Smøla is considered among the 6 th best in the whole country by the kayjakking enthusiasts. The outdoor magazine UTE and Norrøna Magazine is among those who emphasizes Smøla as one of the best area for sea kayaking in Norway! Smøla consist of more than 5800 islands, islets and reef – do we have to say more!
The archipelago all around Smøla is also very popular for diving. The rich kelp forests and the favourably conditions in the sea ensures a great biologic diversity and production. At Veiholmen, furthest west on the island, you will find a diving centre where you can get assistance with air filling, or book a dive with a local diver who knows the area.
Smøla has its own 9 holes golf club at Dyrnes. Here you can relax and enjoy the nature surrounding the golf course.
The fishing village of Veiholmen is the biggest and still inhibited fishing village south of Lofoten with around a population of 300. Veiholmen is fascinating in both storm and nice weather, and in the summer there is a southern european feeling in the narrow alleys and the flow of tourists is considerable. Here you will also find the Sanden Museum, a 300 year old main house with pier, boathouse, barn and storehouse.
The main house has interiors complete from several time periods. While visiting Veiholmen you should take the opportunity to visit the coastal culture centre Brenneriet, with exhibitions and café.
Smøla has other museums worth a visit, like the Rossvoll parsonage and the Norwegian Marshland museum (Frostadheia).
On Smøla you can also find one of the first signs of Christianity in Norway. The “Kuli stone” at Kuløy, a stone with runic inscriptions which stood for 900 years on Smøla, is one of the best preserved monuments for the importation of Christianity to Norway. Learn more of Smøla and the history of Norway from the culture memorable tours which takes you through areas of historic landscapes.