Staveneset is approximately 90 km west of Stongfjorden and is one of the westernmost points of mainland Norway. It is very much exposed to the elements, on the banks of the Stavfjord with its harsh climate. It is a wonderful place to take in the ocean views in both stormy and calm weather. We cannot image any better place for fascinating storm watching or breathtaking sunsets.
Staveneset is the site of 30 burial mounds and 11 rock carvings dating back to 1800 BC and up to 500 AD. The burial mounds are easy to find, while the rock carvings are not so easy.
Staveneset was an important site during World War II. English agents monitored shipping traffic and were assisted by the locals, resulting in dramatic events. Two memorial plaques have been erected on either side of the insignia for the Royal Air Force.
There is a well-marked trail leading from Staveneset to Høgeheia, a wonderful hillwalk providing panorama views!