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Visit Farsund and the Lista region

The Farsund and the Lista region is located on the southern coast of Norway with a history of piracy dating back to the 1800's when the locals fought the invading British ships. The region has the best beaches in southern Norway for surfing and bird watching, fantastic festivals and numerous hiking possibilities.
 
Surfing Lista Farsund
Surfing in Lista Farsund
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Piracy History in Farsund
Kaperbyen Farsund
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American Festival Farsund Norway
American Festival Farsund
Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Do not miss out on the two biggest events in Farsund

Getting to and from Farsund

Car: To get to Farsund from Stavanger, Kristiansand or Oslo, visitors need to use the E39 highway. From Oslo the journey is 5.5 hours, from Stavanger 2.5 hours and from Kristiansand 1.5 hours.

Bus: There are no buses that go direct to Farsund from Stavanger and Kristiansand. The Lavprisekspressen goes from Kristiansand to Lyngdal which is 20 minutes from Farsund. Norway Bussekspress also has a route from Kristiansand to Flekkefjord or Lyngdal  and Stavanger to Flekkefjord or Lyngdal.

Train: There are no trains to Farsund but the train from Stavanger to Kristiansand stops at Snartemo which is 40 minutes from Farsund.

Air: There is an international airport at Stavanger and Kristiansand. At both airports there are car hire services. There are two Norwegian Airlines that operate international flights from these airports including Widerøe and SAS.

American Festival Farsund Norway
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American Festival Farsund.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

American cars at the festival

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American Festival Farsund.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Map of Farsund and Lista

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Hiking in Farsund Norway
Activities and attractions
Activities and attractions
Hiking Bøensbakken
Enjoy a walk on an unused road passing by fjords, protected forests and old bridges in Farsund Southern Norway. The old road In 1904 a driving route… more
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Bird watching in Lista
Lista Bird Observatory was founded in 1990, and runs campaigns with standardized mist netting and daily migration counts in the Lista Lighthouse area.… more
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The Light of Lista
At a little quaint location next to Havika beach on the beautiful coastline in Lista, lays a newly built hut with large windows overlooking the sand… more
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Nordberg Fort
The Nordberg Fort was built by the Germans during World War 2. This fort is one of the few coastal forts built by the Germans that is preserved in its… more
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Farsund Tourist Information
Farsund Tourist Information is open all year round and can be found in the town centre at Torvgata 2, surrounded by pleasant and attractive shops and… more
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Varbak panoramic lookout point
In the centre of Farsund lies an amazing lookout on a hill that you can walk up to the top of in about 15 minutes. The top of the hill is called… more
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Flipside Aktivitetssenter
Flipside is an activity center that provides fun for all ages including a skatepark, go karting and paintball. Skate Hall - the largest indoor skate… more
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Rederiet Hotell Farsund Norway
Accommodation
Accommodation
Rederiet hotell
The building which houses Rederiet Hotell dates from the mid-1950s, when shipowner Andrew Glastad built new offices for Mosvolds Rederi in the… more
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Farsund Fjordhotell
Farsund Fjordhotel is situated right outside Farsund city centre. Besides lodging, the hotel has facilities for parties, activities and… more
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Farsund Resort
A seaside resort located in Farsund. Service facilities include reception, shop and café/pub. Hiking, swimming and fishing. Short distance to… more
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Accommodation at Lista Lighthouse
It is now possible to stay overnight at the Lista Lighthouse in two newly redecorated apartments which are available for rent throughout the year.… more
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Farsund guest marina
The Farsund marina is a place where you can park your boat and enjoy the scenery. With beautiful mountains in the background, old houses, flowers and… more
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Lista Flypark - Hotell & Apartments
Lista Flypark is located in Farsund municipality, along road 463 at Lista. Former Lista Airport has now been developed to an industrial park and here… more
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Lomsesanden Familycamping
The camping is located on an attractive and quiet field along Lomsesanden beach, and right outside you’ll find the idyllic skerries of Farsund. You… more
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Lista beaches Farsund Norway
The Lista beaches
The Lista beaches
Havik Beach Lista
Havik beach is located in Lista just outside Farsund in Southern Norway and is one of the most popular beaches in the region. White sand and dunes… more
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Bird watching in Lista
Lista Bird Observatory was founded in 1990, and runs campaigns with standardized mist netting and daily migration counts in the Lista Lighthouse area.… more
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The Light of Lista
At a little quaint location next to Havika beach on the beautiful coastline in Lista, lays a newly built hut with large windows overlooking the sand… more
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Nordberg Fort
The Nordberg Fort was built by the Germans during World War 2. This fort is one of the few coastal forts built by the Germans that is preserved in its… more
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Accommodation at Lista Lighthouse
It is now possible to stay overnight at the Lista Lighthouse in two newly redecorated apartments which are available for rent throughout the year.… more
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Lomsesanden
Lomsesanden is an excellent sandy beach suitable for the whole family. The water is shallow and the beach is sheltered from the west winds.… more
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American Festival Farsund
American culture
American culture
8th Avenue Bar&Supper Club
It did not take long for the name of the 8th Avenue Bar&Supper Club to cross Norway's borders, the positive reports communicated by satisfied guests… more
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Route 8
On Route 8, you can experience most of the sights in Farsund. The avenue stretches from the town centre through to Lista beaches, the little town of… more
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Apartment No 9, Museum and exhibition
There are some apartments in Vanse Farsund that are furnished and equipped with American appliances, carpets and just about everything else that is… more
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    Farsund has a vast history

    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.
     

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