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Visit a cafe or park your boat at the Farsund Guest Harbour - Photo: Adam Read Visit Sørlandet
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Visit a cafe or park your boat at the Farsund Guest Harbour Photo: Adam Read Visit Sørlandet

Explore the Farsund and Lista region

The Farsund and Lista region is located on the southern coast of Norway with a rich history, popular festivals and numerous hiking possibilities.

It does not matter which road you take to get to Farsund, once you get nearer to the town, you will start to smile as you see the mountains, fjords, coastline and harbour that is Farsund. This small town has a lot of history and friendly locals.

With its 9500 inhabitants, Farsund is Vest-Agder’s largest agricultural municipality. The municipality's three towns - Vanse, Vestbygda and old Farsund town - can offer both activities and opportunities for shopping

Nature at its best

The nature varies greatly from the open landscape, mountains and sheltered valleys with dense forest. Farsund has ten kilometres of long sandy beaches perfect for a walk, wind surfing, kite surfing and surfboard riding. Due to the abundance of Lista's rich flora and fauna, many of the beaches are protected.

Historical Farsund

The uniquely varied cultural landscape also contains ancient tracks dating back to the Neolithic period. The municipality is one of the richest in terms of historical relics and also has many well prepared footpaths. There are fishing opportunities in many areas, both inland and at sea.

Farsund guest harbour

The centre of Farsund has a large harbour with new and old boats docked alongside the old traditional types of houses, narrow alleys and winding streets. It has small town charm and character. In the summer months there are always people dotted around the cafes and restaurants, enjoying the scenery.

Varbak

In the city centre, there is a lookout point with panoramic views over Farsund, called Varbak. It is a short walk from the tourist office or it is possible to drive a car there. The views have mountains to the left, the guest harbour and city in the front and the vast coastline to the right. A picnic table and custom designed chair are located there so visitors can enjoy a nice picnic.

In and around Farsund

The rest of the municipality offers Southern Norway's longest and most varied beaches and nature at its best. Farsund's American Festival is on the last weekened in June in a little town outside Farsund called Vanse. Be sure to pack some American outfits.

For more information, please contact the Farsund Tourist Office on telephone: +47 38 38 21 15

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Last updated:  2014-09-23
There is an abundance of hiking opportunities in Farsund - Photo: Johan Wildhagen
There is an abundance of hiking opportunities in Farsund
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Farsund Guest Harbour - Photo: Adam Read Visit Sørlandet

Explore the Farsund and Lista region

The Farsund and Lista region is located on the southern coast of Norway with a rich history, popular festivals and numerous hiking possibilities.

Explore the Farsund and Lista region

Source: Visitnorway

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