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Risør is a heritage preserved wooden town that offers cultural festivals, a large archipelago and a long history of wooden boat building.

Welcome to Risør

Anders Martinsen © Visit Sørlandet

Welcome to Risør

Risør is a heritage preserved wooden town that offers cultural festivals, a large archipelago and a long history of wooden boat building.

Sea and water activities

Terje Rakke, Nordic life, Visit Norway

Explore the Risør archipelago

Bathe on beautiful beaches or potholes in the Risør archipelago. Enjoy food and music on Stangholmen lighthouse and take a boat trip and explore.

Culture in Risør

Risør Turistkontor

Festivals and events in Risør

Risør has many cultural events and festivals throughout the year including classical music, youth concerts, art fairs and design seminars.

Accommodation and restaurants in Risør

Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/www.visitnorway.com

Accommodation in Risør

Book your stay in Risør at a hotel, guesthouse, apartment, B&B's or try camping. You can also find accommodation in Gjerstad and Vegårshei.

Risør turistkontor

Restaurants and cafés in Risør

In Risør you will find seaside restaurants, cosy cafès and laidback pubs and bars. Outdoor seating and seafood in the town of wooden houses.

Family activities in Risør

Terje Rakke / Nordic Life (c) Visit Sørlandet

Family activities in Risør

The coastal city of Risør offers activities for families with children including an aquarium, a small zoo, beaches for swimming, fishing and camping.

Risør - town of wooden houses

Terje Rakke / Visitsorlandet.com

Experience the town of wooden houses

The coastal town of Risør comprises of beautiful old wooden houses which are so precious to Norwegian culture, they are heritage protected.

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