Sküdenesavan (Norwegian: Skudeneshavn, also known as Sküdenesamn or simply Sküdenes) is a town in Karmøy Municipality in Rogaland County, Norway. It is located on the southernmost tip of Karmøy Island at the entrance to Boknafjorden and the Karmsundet Strait. The city is part of the traditional district of Haugaland. From 1858 to 1965 the city was an independent municipality by virtue of its ludstead status.

Every year Skudenesavan hosts a "boat" festival known as Skudefestivalen. It usually lasts for four days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sun) in late June or early July (this is a "movable" date). The festival is the largest gathering of coastal culture in Western Norway, featuring boats of all categories - old wooden boats, vintage boats, modern boats, sailboats, tall ships - the city is full of life around the harbor - both on land and on the water. Market stalls unfold in the town square. Artisans demonstrate products of ancient crafts related to the sea and shipping. Boat builders, ship models, old engines. On Soragado, the main and narrow street of "Old Skudenesavan", an art exhibition is held, a new artist of the festival is selected every year. Visitors can see exhibitions at Bytunet in the old part of the city. Entertainment takes place during the day and in the evenings in the festival tent with the participation of national and international artists, as well as in many houses by the sea with Celtic music, blues and mid-range pop music. About 35,000 people visit the festival each year and draws over 600 boats. In 2017, the festival was held from June 29 to July 2 and is the 24th in a row. In 2018, the festival will be held from 5 to 8 July.

The settlement of Sküdenesavan was declared a ladested (port city) on February 10, 1858. Since cities were not allowed to be part of rural municipalities, Sküdenesavan was taken out of the municipality of Skudenes and its own city municipality was created. Sküdenesavan municipality originally had 1,209 inhabitants. In the 1960s, many municipal mergers took place in Norway through the work of the Shea Committee. On January 1, 1965, the municipality of Sküdenesavan was merged into the newly formed municipality of Karmøy (together with Skyudenes, Avaldsnes, Stangaland, Kopervik and Torvastad). Prior to unification, Sküdenesavan had 1,275 inhabitants. During the confluence, Sküdenesavan lost the status of a ladested (port city). In 1996, after changing the city law, Karmöy Municipality re-declared Sküdenesavan a city.

From 1858 to 1964, Sküdenesavan was a municipality that was responsible for primary education (up to grade 10), outpatient medical treatment, care for the elderly, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality was governed by a municipal council made up of elected representatives, who in turn elected the mayor.