The Mines at Litlabø

The sulphur mine at Litlabø was in production from 1865 to 1968, and had up to 400 employees. Venelaget for Gruo, a voluntary organization, started in 1993 to restore and take care of objects from the mining period.

Every Thursday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can meet people from the organization, make an appointment to go on a mine safari or take a trip with the small charming mining train.

The Sunnhordland Museum

The Sunnhordland Museum comprises Sunnhordland Folk Museum and Stord Maritime Museum. The Folk Museum comprises mostly older farm
buildings and exhibitions. Activities and performances for children are often arranged.

The Iron Stove Museum on Huglo

The iron stove museum at Nordhuglo is a private museum housing a unique collection of old iron stoves from the period of 1850-1950.

Kjøtteinen industrial area

The industry at Kjøtteinen started in 1919 as a herring oil factory. Later it was turned into a ship yard. Today it is a global provider of products and services to the oil and gas industry. Many of the biggest rigs in the North Sea were built here. A museum here exhibits the history of the industry.

The sculpture Storddøra

The sculpture on the harbour arm in Leirvik is called Storddøra. It was made by the artist Sissel Tolaas.

Hystadmarkjo nature reserve

Hystadmarkjo is a nature reserve due to its rare black alder forest. There are also graves from early bronze age (ca. 1500 B.C) and a cemetery from the 1849 cholera plague in the area. Hystadmarkjo is a good spot for walking, bathing and fishing.

The Stord Church

The church was built in 1857 on the remains of a stone church dating back to the 14th century. The new brick church was restored in 1957.

The Gardens at Rommetveit

The gardens at HSH University College at Rommetveit exhibit more than 150 types of trees from Scandinavia as well as more exotic parts of the world. The garden is a good spot for a stroll, and there is a beach near by.