Every year Haugesund International Filmfestival has a collaboration with Utsira county when it comes to showing some movies as a part of their program also at Utsira. This year we had 3 films from the Film Festival Program; Seyran Ateş – SEX, REVOLUTION and ISLAM, by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, A-HA THE MOVIE, by Thomas Robsahm & Aslaug Holm and CLUE – MALTESERGÅTEN by Thale Persen. We were very pleased to have Seyran Ateş visiting Utsira for the very first time, and Joakim Lund har a talk with her, her nephew and the director of the film after the screening at Utsira. A great thank you to Haugesund International Filmfestival for the great collaboration!

The Amanda Award is visiting Utsira together with the Filmfestival
Seyran Ateş – Sex Revolution and Islam by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen – A great film that everyone should see.
Tugay Sarac, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Seyran Ateş and Marte Eide Klovning – Mayor of Utsira
A-ha – The Movie by Thomas Robsahm og Aslaug Holm – A great documentary about the band.


The weather around Utsira is powerful and always changing – Here a Rainbow.
The marina in the South of Utsira is a beautiful place to have your boat.
The sea is all around you at Utsira, and the landscape is so beautiful.
Sometimes when the wind blows with Storm the ferry enters the South of the island.
The fishing boats in the South of Utsira at sunset.


I just got a new job as principal at Utsira School that is located on an Island just outside Haugesund. It takes 70 min with a ferry ride to get there from the city center of Haugesund. Utsira is a beautiful iland, famous for its spectacular birdlife, lighthouse and wonderful seafood. So from now on I will live at Utsira county during weekdays. Here are some photos from the beautiful scenery at Utsira.

The ferry you have to take from Haugesund to get to Utsira.
The beautiful Lighthouse and a sea of roses in remembrance of 22. July.
The marina at the North of the island.
The lovely beach in the South of Utsira – Sørevågen.
The landscape and surroundings are breathtaking at Utsira.


Joakim Lund - Hurra for 17. Mai
Joakim Lund – Hurra for 17. Mai

17th of May is Norways National Holiday. Usually we have lots of parades and people gathering everywhere. But not this year. W always bring the closest family together on days like this and enjoy lots of good food, ice cream and plenty of cakes. It was a great and sunny day this year, but we all hope to enjoy it even more in the years to come again. Happy 17th of May to everyone! The Norwegian flag is also 200 years in 2021!

Joakim Lund – The Norwegian Flag – 200 years in 2021″


The Heron is a very special bird that lives in Haugesund and Norway. I have fallen in love with this bird from time to time, and it is not to easy to capture good photos from. But at least I got a few here the other day, please enjoy them.

THE HERON – by Joakim Lund 2021
THE HERON – by Joakim Lund 2021
THE HERON – by Joakim Lund 2021


It is amazing how quick it feels everything around you is changing during springtime. From sudden darkness and cold weather to blue skies and beautiful blossoms In a very short time is a wonderful transformation. One can but enjoy it as much as we can.

PLUM BLOSSOMS – Joakim Lund 2021
PLUM BLOSSOMS – Joakim Lund 2021
PLUM BLOSSOMS – Joakim Lund 2021
PLUM BLOSSOMS – Joakim Lund 2021
PLUM BLOSSOMS – Joakim Lund 2021