Go to content Go to navigation
Kragerø

Portør and Levang

Read more: Portør havn Portør and Levang Photo: Levangsheia Vel Portør and Levang Photo: Himmel og Hav
Read more: Portør havn
Portør and Levang Photo: Levangsheia Vel
Portør and Levang Photo: Himmel og Hav

Contact information

Description

Portør
Portør, outermost on Levang Penninsula, was long one of the most important of the outer coastal harbours. Portør was mentioned as early as in Snorre’s Sagas of the Kings. Countless dramatic events have taken place in these waters. An old pilot station with guard room lies here as well as a reconstruction of an early optical telegraph. Numerous archaeological finds have also been made here.

Portør is just as fascinating in autumn and winter, when stormy winds howl and breakers pound the shore, as it is when the sun bakes on its beaches during summer. A path to lovely Ospevika Cemetery lies just after the turn-off to Portør. Open-air church services are held in this unique natural setting every summer.

Stangnes also lies along the turn-off road to Portør. This is an outstanding and award-winning recreational area with smooth and gentle cliff sides sloping down to the swimming areas. The peace and quiet of this delightful spot is ensured by restricting traffic to a parking area a short walk away from it. All summer long members of the Kragerø and Skåtøy Hiking Association use the fisherman’s cottage built in the 1870s as an informal cafe where they serve coffee and waffles.

Levang
A far different and much newer neighbourhood in Levang is Haslumkilen “village” on the Støle Fjord. This “village” of summer cottages, complete with narrow streets and lanes, is located only a short stroll from Levang towards Stabbestad.

Støle Church was built in 1892. This old wooden church, scheduled as a Historic Site, lies close to the old coastal road between Kragerø and Risør. The church’s cemetery is nearby in forested terrain.
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Portør and Levang

Portør and Levang

Portør Portør, outermost on Levang Penninsula, was long one of the most important of the outer coastal harbours. Portør was mentioned as early as in...

Portør and Levang

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Shopping in Kragerø

Shopping in Kragerø is a real pleasure. Specialist shops lie side by side along most of the town's narrow streets and lanes.

Kragerø

The cozy town of Kragerø is surrounded by islands and skerries, making it a favorite for experiencing coastal life and culture of Southern Norway.

Winter in Kragerø

Winter is a quiet and beautiful season in Kragerø. It is time for appreciating the peaceful nature. Take a trip on the fjord or go walking.

Where to stay in Kragerø

In Kragerø you can choose from variety of accommodation, whether you prefer a tent near a secluded cove or a luxurious suite at a spa hotel.

Attractions in Kragerø

The atmosphere of Kragerø is an attraction in itself. The town spreads from the harbour, with galleries and parks within easy walking distance.

What to do in Kragerø

Opportunities for an active holiday abound in Kragerø. Activities include cycling, canoeing, golf and sea rafting, among others.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter