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Photo: Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS


Lillesand is situated just 20 minutes east of Kristiansand, and is the charming, younger sibling of the two cities. Lillesand is the town of the sailing ships and an inviting idyll of white painted wooden houses, 
Lillesand town
Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS
Dining in Lillesand
Dining in Lillesand
Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS
Woman in boat in front of Saltholmen lighthouse in Lillesand
Saltholmen lighthouse
Jorunn, Jensen, Visit Sørlandet
Streets of Lillesand
Shopping in Lillesand
Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS

Where to stay in Lillesand

Lillesand Hotel Norge was originally built as a tannery in 1838, it has been a hotel since the 1870s. The Norwegian author Knut Hamsun stayed here regularly in the 1930s.

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. 
M/B Øya departs from Lillesand at 10:00. The return departsfrom Pir 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.

Marina and guest information

On the town's seafront you will discover one of Norway's best visitors' harbours: Lillesand Marina.

The sightseeing boat takes you for a trip around Blindleia - an inland waterway and one of Norway's finest idylls (only in summerseason).

The Tourist Information Bureau is located in the Red Cross building (office open during the summer season).

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