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Lillesand harbour - Photo: Visit Sørlandet
Lillesand harbour Photo: Visit Sørlandet


Lillesand is situated just 20 minutes east of Kristiansand, and is the charming, younger sibling of the two

The town of the sailing ships, Lillesand is an inviting, immaculate, whitewashed idyll of wooden houses, whose walls act as sun traps. The centre of Lillesand, with its streets and alleys full of shops, restaurants, bars, museums and art galleries, is swarming with life in summer.

On the town's seafront you will discover one of Norway's best visitors' harbours. The sightseeing boat (in the summerseason) takes you for a trip around Blindleia - an inland waterway and one of Norway's finest idylls.

Guest information

At Lillesand marina you will find the Information Bureau in the Red Cross building (office open during the summer season).

Boat trip Lillesand - Kristiansand

M/B Øya is one of the few remaining ferry boats which are still in a regular route during the summer. 

Experience Lillesand and Blindleia. M/B Øya departs lillesand at 10:00, crosses Skallefjorden and passes the Ostesundet. Here we see the signature of King Olav V on the rocks Brekkestø is the first old outport we reach. The return departs Pier 6 (by Havnekvartalet) in Kristiansand at 14.00 and arrives back in Lillesand at 17.00.

City walk in Lillesand

The center of Lillesand bustles with people in its narrow lined streets with charming shops, restaurants, cafés, museums and art galleries. Take a walk in the streets of Lillesand.

Last updated:  2014-05-30
Evening in Lillesand - Photo: A.Martinsen
Evening in Lillesand
Street sign in Lillesand - Photo: A.Martinsen
Street sign in Lillesand
Church in Lillesand - Photo: A.Martinsen
Church in Lillesand
Flowers in Lillesand - Photo: A.Martinsen
Flowers in Lillesand
The streets of Lillesand - Photo: A.Martinsen
The streets of Lillesand
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Lillesand harbour - Photo: Visit Sørlandet


Lillesand is situated just 20 minutes east of Kristiansand, and is the charming, younger sibling of the two


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Where to stay in Lillesand

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Lillesand Hotel Norway is a charming full service hotel located in the middle of Lillesand city center, just a stone's throw from the pier and Blindleia. A short drive of about 15 minutes to Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park!
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About Lillesand

Key facts about Kristiansand

Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is the fifth largest city in Norway, and a favorite holiday spot for Norwegians.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet in Norwegian) is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

Tourist information in Kristiansand

The tourist office in Kristiansand is open all year. Located at the town square you will find information on accommodation, attractions and activities

Tourist information in Southern Norway

"Sørlandet" (Southern Norway) covers several different regions, and each one has one or more tourist information offices.