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Who is the festival for?

The festival is divided into two parts, the enthusiast days (Friday & Saturday) and the family day (Sunday). If you buy a ticket, it applies for the whole weekend from Friday to Sunday. 

Friday and Saturday are for everyone over 18 years old. The target audience is activity enthusiasts, experienced, active and like-minded people who want to share their passion for the sea. Most activities, except coasteering, require some form of competence. You can read more about this in the activities section on this page.  

If you have a companion who is not involved in sports but wants to participate, we have a reduced ticket for your +1.

Sunday is a family day. You don't need to buy a weekend ticket to join the breakfast or participate in trial activities. Sunday is a free celebration day for the sea, where families with children can try water activities without commitment or experience. The age limit for participating in water activities is 10 years. Exploration activities on land are open to everyone, regardless of age.

The only requirement we have for participants who want to participate in water activities or be near the sea is that they must be able to swim alone without support from others and without swimming aids.


You can buy your ticket on www.hivens.no (ticket sale starts 1st of June 2023). Here you can buy as many tickets as you need. Further in your shopping cart you can select your activity of choice. Choose the activity you want to participate in by making a selection in the sub-menu - Freediving, scuba diving, kayaking or coasteering.

Food and drinks

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are included in the ticket. Food is served in the main building at the Runde Environmental Centre, except from lunch during the kayak tour, which will be served during the trip. All dishes will serve every need and is a selection of vegan/vegetarian, non-vegan and fish. Remember to inform us about allergies or intolerances that the kitchen needs to consider.

Drinks are not included in the ticket price. But the Cafè in the Environmental Centre offers a good selection of soft drinks, beer and wine. Coffee and tea is included.


In the overview of activities, the requirements for equipment/certificates, etc. are listed. If you do not have all the necessary equipment, please contact us, and we can check if there is available equipment for loan from Nord Freediver, Herøy Kayak Club, or Herøy Diving Club. Stations for rinsing and drying equipment will be set up.


If you need accommodation, please contact us!

We have several accommodation options in the area.

    1. Runde Miljøsenter – Ground Zero for festivalen – https://www.opplevrunde.no/mat-og-overnatting#booking
    2. Christineborg – https://www.christineborg.no/
    3. Goksøyr Camping – http://goksoeyr-camping.com/
    4. Thon Hotel Fosnavåg – https://www.thonhotels.no/hoteller/norge/fosnavag/thon-hotel-fosnavag/



If you have questions about booking, registration or the program, please you the contact form in the footer below or contact us directly on sjonar.festival@gmail.com

Hope to see you at Runde! =)

Best Regards - your festival team =D

«I think there is lot’s of potential to scale up and to get more people on board.»



We are very grateful for all who support and contribute to make Sjønær happen. A special thanks to everyone putting down a voluntary effort and those who support the festival financially. Your input contributes directly to create awareness for the sea and how important it's role is in all our lifes.

The infinite aim with the festival is to make people more aware about how we all can coexist with and take care of the sea - so that the sea can continue to take care of us. Our sponsors make all this possible.

Festival Committee

Sponsor, supporter and hosts

Sparebank1 Søre Sunnmøre
Opplev Runde
Tango Seaweed
Seaweed Adventure
Runde Miljøsenter
Njord Freediver
Herøy Dykkerklubb
Herøy Kajakklubb
Aquila Runde Boattrip

People who made it happen

Bjørnar Torvholm Sævik
Lill Haugen
Lise Chapman
Julie Klein
Arnbjørg Aagesen
Marko Polter
Endre Fuglseth
Vasco Pinhol
Uli Kunz
Cecil Elisabet Nerbø
Johannes Nikolai Antonsen
Odd Arne Arnesen
Jo Voldsund
Marius Remøy
Johan Moltu