Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Hå
Hå municipality is part of the Jæren district. It was established by joining Nærbø, Varhaug and Ogna. Hå is an important agricultural community. A population of approximately 17.400 people has settled mostly around the railway stations at Nærbø, Varhaug and Vigrestad. The municipality has an area of approximately 258,7 km2. Most of the almost 40 kilometre long stretch of coastline is straight, without islands or bays. In the Northeast the Hå river runs through a flat landscape. Both this one and the Ogna river is good for salmon fishing.
Hå municipality has three well-developed service centres: Nærbø, Varhaug and Vigrestad, of which Nærbø is the largest. The township's administration is at the Town Hall in Varhaug. Hå has seven primary schools: at Høyland, Bø, Motland, Vigre, Varhaug, Vigrestad and Ogna. Junior high schools are at Ogna, Vigrestad, Varhaug and Nærbø, and a tertiary school, Tryggheim, is located in Nærbø. The township has well-developed health centres at Nærbø, Varhaug and Vigrestad. Jæren is one of Norway´s richest archaeological fields. Of the total 5000 finds made on Jæren, about one fifth has been in Hå.
The archaeological dig at Hå is located on a beach of round boulders, close to the old Hå Vicarage.
HÅ OLD VICARAGE
Hå Gamle Prestegård, which has now been converted into a cultural centre. The Vicarage dates from 1787 and includes several annexes and out buildings. The complex has been extended with a restored "Jærhus" which is to house the books and manuscripts of the Rogaland writer Alfred Hauge, willed by him to the township of Hå upon his death. The complex, built traditionally around a yard, is interesting in itself. In addition high quality exhibitions of art and regional themes are held here regularly, making the old Vicarage a popular place for family outings and one of Rogaland's most successful cultural ventures in recent times. The township has a varied economy. Much of the industry is related to agriculture. Service industries cover most sectors.
Enjoy the rugged coastline, the invigorating sea air and the secluded coves. Sea-fishing is unrivalled here. Try your luck casting the line from the rocky foreshore. A day at sea is an unforgettable experience, fishing either from a smack or a cutter.