Sørlandet is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy towns and villages.
The Kristiansand area is known for busy summer harbours, white wooden houses, a rocky coast with skerries and many festivals.
The Setesdal Valley stretches 147 kilometres in beautiful mountain scenery between Evje in the south and Hovden, a popular ski resort, in the north.
Region Arendal offers skerries, saltwater, festivals, arts and culture, tranquillity and activities in nature such as fishing, canoeing and hiking.
Hovden is located in the upper Setesdal region and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway.
Sirdal is known for good hiking and skiing. The famous mountain plateau of Kjerag in the Lysefjord is not far away..
This itinerary takes in Oslo, the Southern Coast of Norway, Stavanger, a hike to Preikestolen and a glimpse of mountainous Telemark. Best in summer.
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Take a drive along the North Sea Road, explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock, and enjoy southern culture in the many villages along the coast.
Sørlandet comprises of several different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist information offices.
Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.
Kristiansand is the communications centre in Sørlandet. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.
Explore Southern Norway by going fishing, cycling and hiking, or see lions at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.
Stay in a lighthouse by the sea, sleep in a cabin in the mountains, or choose a hotel in town to be near all the action.
Sørlandet's many small and white wooden towns offer special and one of a kind shops.
Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.
Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.
The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.
This contrasting trip follows the beautiful coastline dotted with detours to pretty little towns redolent with the atmosphere of the windjammer age.
In the Kristiansand Region, winter is basically synonymous with "green".
In the Kristiansand Region, winter is basically synonymous with "green".
Stay at a city hotel in Kristiansand or rent a cabin by the sea. Or listen to the children and stay overnight at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.
Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is centrally located in the region.
Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.
In the Kristiansand region you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes serving both international and local food.
Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is the fifth largest city in Norway.
Kristiansand is a true Eldorado for shopping aficionados of all ages.
Stroll around Kristiansand's old town, join a boat trip to Lillesand or take a drive along the scenic North Sea Route.
The tourist office in Kristiansand is open all year. Here you will find information on accommodation, attractions and activities in the wider region.
Take a stroll through Kristiansand's charming old town, go on a boat trip to picturesque Lillesand, or visit the former naval base at Odderøya.
Visit the southernmost region in Norway. Here you can visit the oldest lighthouse in Norway, and fish for salmon in the Mandalselva River.
Thanks to its location and climate, the entire Setesdal Valley enjoys long and stable winters. Hovden is the largest alpine centre in the region.
Camp by the Byglandsfjord or spend the night in an old-fashioned wooden tourist cabin - the choice is yours in Setesdal.
You will find a number of cosy restaurants with excellent cuisine in Setesdal, many of them featuring local produce.
Take a boat trip on the Byglandsfjord, or splash around with the kids at Hovden Aqualand. Climbing and rafting are other fun things to do in Setesdal.
There are four local tourist information offices in Setesdal: in Evje, Bygland, Valle and Hovden.
Traditional handicrafts are available throughout the Setesdal region, but Evje offers the widest selection of shops locally.
The valley of Setesdal in southern Norway stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres.
Setesdal stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres. National route rv. 9 runs through the entire valley.
The Setesdal Valley has centuries-long traditions in the silversmith's craft and folk music. The beautiful minerals are of course, even older.
The main tourist office for the region is located in Arendal, whilst smaller tourist information offices are available locally.
The Arendal Region is a beautiful coastal area consisting of skerries, woods and hills. It is a popular summer holiday spot for many Norwegians.
Take the bus from Kristiansand, Kristiansand Airport Kjevik or Oslo, or drive your car along E18. Even the train brings you to the Arenda Region.
Winter in the Arendal Region is beautiful, with a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy.
The Arendal Region's restaurants and cafés have delicacies to offer. Everything from sandwiches to five-course dinners, and more. It is your choice.
Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.
You can stay at a city hotel by the sea or a cosy guest house rural surroundings. Or you can stay at a hostel, a family cabin or go camping.
Shopping is possible outside towns, at shopping centres and in pleasant town centres. Both local stores and national chains are found in the area.
The varied nature in the Arendal Region displays idyllic towns, beautiful countryside and quiet woods and hills.
Sirdal is a popular ski destination 1.5 hours drive east of Stavanger. Sirdal boasts five skiing areas and 200 kilometres of cross-country tracks.
Hovden, located 850 metres above sea level in the Setesdal Valley in Southern Norway, guarantees a long snow season.
Stay at Bjåen Fjellstove, Norway's first eco-lodge, or at Hovden Høyfjellshotell for magnificent mountain views. You can rent your own cabin too.
Sample local food at Fjellstoga or Bjåen Mountain Lodge. Or get a qualified chef to come to your cabin and cook up a meal for you and your family.
Hike one of several summits in the Hovden area, fish for trout in one of the local lakes, or go cross-country skiing on top-class tracks come winter.
The Hovden Tourist Information Office is located in Hovdetun, right in the centre of Hovden.
Take a hike to the top of Nos, Hovden's highest peak, or follow the Lundane and Galten trails on cross-country skis.
Located in the county of Aust-Agder, Hovden is the largest ski destination in Southern Norway.
With its central location in Southern Norway, Hovden is easily accessible from a number of towns in both southern and western Norway.
Visit the Hovden Museum of Iron Production, the Vatnedalen dams or Bykle Old Church, one of the smallest and most beautiful churches in Norway.
Bjåen offers a good bed, a warm hearth, and home-baked bread. Many hiking trails await in the mountains nearby. Guests can borrow boats to go fishing.
Møvik Fortress outside Kristiansand was built by the Germans during World War II. The museum houses the only remaining 380mm Krupp gun in the world.
Taking place on the island of Tromøy in Southern Norway, this popular festival offers cool music, bathing and a fabulous atmosphere.
Ten Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label this year.
Hovden is centrally located in the middle of Southern Norway, and is usually reliable when it comes to good snow conditions.
Sirdal offers a wide range of attractions, as well as a range of events with cultural, historical and industrial themes.
In Sirdal you can choose between several hotel restaurants, cafés and restaurants.
Sirdal is a valley in the southwest of Norway. The easiest way of getting to Sirdal, is by car.
Sirdal is the perfect base for your holiday. Within one day, you can explore the Lysefjord, the mountains of Kjerag or the Suleskarvegen Road.
There are two tourist information offices in Sirdal.
Sirdal offers a range of activities during the summer and winterseason alike. Rent a canoe or kayak, go fishing for trout or visit a power station.
Sirdal offers a wide range of accommodation.
There are plenty of summit hikes to choose from in Southern Norway. Take your pick.
Sørlandet in Southern Norway offers numerous hiking possibilities, from the mountains of Setesdal and Sirdal to picturesque coastal paths by the sea.
With its long coastline dotted with small islands and fjords, the Skagerrak Coast in Southern Norway offers ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing.
Setesdal has much to offer hikers, from cultural trails and summit climbs to gentler walks in a nature park or to the region's highest waterfall.
Setesdal is a hiking eldorado in Southern Norway, with a landscape that varies from flat lowlands to wild mountains.
The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has a network of marked trails and cabins in the Sirdal region.
Fly Norwegian – the easy, pleasant and affordable way to visit Kristiansand.