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Røvær Kulturhotell
LocationRogaland, Norway
Coordinates59°26′01″N 5°02′24″E / 59.4335°N 5.0400°E / 59.4335; 5.0400Coordinates: 59°26′01″N 5°02′24″E / 59.4335°N 5.0400°E / 59.4335; 5.0400
Area1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Population94 (2014)

Røvær is an island group about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of Haugesund in Rogaland county, Norway. The islands are part of Haugesund municipality. There is regular express boat service between Røvær, the neighboring island of Feøy, and the town of Haugesund. Most island residents also own a private boat and have a car parked in Haugesund that they use on the mainland. The ferry boats have capacity to take one car on board; a direct route between Røvær and Haugesund takes 25 minutes each way.[1]

Røvær Sjøhus

The 1.4-square-kilometre (0.54 sq mi) Røvær islands have about one hundred permanent residents (2014), as well as seasonal residents and visitors who rent vacation homes, stay at Røvær Seahouse (Røvær Sjøhus) or the newer Røvær Culture Hotel (Røvær Kulturhotell). The permanent residents who are not retired support themselves principally through farming, fishing, employment at the express boat service, teaching at the island's local school, working at the salmon fish farm, or by commuting to work on the mainland.[1]

The weather can be nice in the summer (June to August) with temperatures between 15 to 27 °C (59 to 81 °F). Temperature in the winter time is around −5 to 10 °C (23 to 50 °F).[2]

During World War II, the island was occupied by German military forces, and there is still a concrete pillbox on Varden, the island's highest point.

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  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Røvær" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  2. ^ "Explore our island". Røvær. Retrieved December 1, 2016.