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Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor Read more: lyngør handelshus
Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor
Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor
Read more: lyngør handelshus
This village in the sea consists of four islands, available only by boat or ferry, and the houses are built in the style of the days of sail.

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Lyngør was awarded Europe's best preserved village in 1991. This village in the sea consists of four islands, where houses are built in the architectural style of the days of sail. The steam engine’s arrival put an end to Lyngør’s prosperity, work was scarce, and many people left the islands as a consequence. There would be little building after this, and the stone quays and the narrow paths of concrete and stones where left as they were. Today, this mixture of paths and wooden houses invite walking across the islands, a break on a bench, or on one of the islands’ restaurants.

About 100 inhabitants live on the islands, in addition to the holiday guests that rent or own cabins here. There is a grocery shop, post office, restaurant, bar and boarding house here. There are no cars on Lyngør, and everyone uses boats to travel between islands and the mainland. The ferry runs all year from Gjeving.

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Lyngør was awarded Europe's best preserved village in 1991. This village in the sea consists of four islands, where houses are built in the architectur...

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