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Why Are We Calling Ourselves as Finnoy?

  • By Finnoy Travel
  • Updated: 03/07/18 | November 04, 2017
A view from train window in Norway

Finnøy in Norway is largely an agricultural community. This photo of beautiful greenish landscapes was taken while travelling on Oslo's countryside.

Table of Contents

  1. Finnøy Is a Municipality in Norway
  2. Facts about Finnøy - Our Norwegian Friend
  3. How to Travel to Finnøy?
  4. What to See and Do in Finnøy?
    1. Cycling
    2. Hiking
    3. Fishing
    4. Golf
  5. Three Points to Visit
    1. Finnøy Kystfort
    2. Lauvsnes Gartneri
    3. Kaihuset
  6. Have You Visited Finnøy? Tell us!

Finnøy Is a Municipality in Norway

Finnoy or correctly written Finnøy is a municipality in Norway. According to Wikipedia, it has about 3,000 inhabitants. Our readers may wonder do we have a connection to this sparsely populated area in Norway.

The answer is: No, we do not have a connection at all. Our website's name is derived from the combination of two words used to address nationalities: Finn and Pinoy. A Finn (noun), obviously a term to refer someone from Finland and Pinoy which is a slang term referring to a Filipino, a native descent from the Philippines. By combining these two words, we coined the word Finnoy to reflect our cultural background .

We were somehow surprised to find out that many people who are looking for information about Finnøy municipality will get our website listed in Google search results. With the keyword Finnøy we are listed in the top ten results. So we decided to write a few words about Finnøy for you.

Probably also because we share our name with this Norwegian municipality we have had difficulties to change the name of our Facebook page.

Facts about Finnøy - Our Norwegian Friend

We have never visited Finnøy islands but because we are sharing almost the same name, we decided to do a complimentary promotion for this peaceful sounding area. We are both hoping to have the chance visiting Finnøy's beautiful islands.

Finnøy is an island municipality founded in 1838. The closest bigger city is called Stavanger located about 20 kms from Finnøy and a direct destination to Oslo is about 300 kilometers. According to Google image search, the scenery in Finnøy area is amazing: Nordic green nature with mountains and fjords. The atmosphere looks so peaceful there.

How to Travel to Finnøy?

Travellers who will visit Norway should absolutely visit the capital Oslo which we visited last summer too. There are plenty things to see there including the beautiful Royal Garden, the main street Studentenlunden and a lot more.

However, visiting Finnøy islands is not practical directly from Oslo but you should take a flight or a train to Stavanger. Finnøy is easily reachable by road from Stavanger in less than an hour.

Royal Garden Oslo

While having a stopover in Oslo unwinding in the Royal Garden is a great option.

What to See and Do in Finnøy?

Again, we have not visited yet this small muncipality of Norway but we have listed here things to see and do. Our suggestions are purely based from our own Google research.

A good starting point to find facts about Finnøy is to visit Fjord Norway website. They have a nice small summary about Finnøy.


Biking in Finnøy area is an excellent option to explore the easygoing roads of the islands. We definitely recommend you to read the article about biking in Finnøy area. Hopping between islands is easy with very little car traffic. It may sound similar as biking in Åland islands in Finland.


You will find many excellent walking trails on Finnøy with chances also to see newly built greenhouses, sheep and livestock.


Finnøy has long been an agricultural community and fishing is still the most important livelihood. Fishing is plentiful, not just in the summer but in winter too, through the ice.


If you enjoy golfing, Finnøy is for you! They have Golfclubs in Rogaland.

Three Points to Visit

According to our research if we ever have a chance to visit Finnøy we would like to see the following spots.

Finnøy Kystfort

Finnøy Kystfort is a historical military base near Finnøy town. It would be great to take amazing photographs there.

Lauvsnes Gartneri

Lauvsnes Gartneri is a garden and a tomato farm on Finnøy island. Tomatoes have been grown there from 16th century. Being that said, they must be really growing tasty tomatoes for many centuries. It would be really nice to taste them! Visiting there would be more special in the occasion of their yearly tomato festival every August.


What would be better than have fresh coffee and home baked goods at Cafe Kaihuset. Must be tasty.

Have You Visited Finnøy? Tell us!

We at Finnoy Travel do not have any real connection for Finnøy Municipality but our simple research made us curious to visit it one day. Have you been there? We would be glad to hear your stories/experiences in the comment area.

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