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Lyngør

Lyngør

Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor Read more: lyngør handelshus
Lyngør Photo: Arendal turistkontor
Read more: lyngør handelshus

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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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  • Nature attractions Nature attractions
  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Facilities

  • Harbour facility

    • guest harbour
    • marina
    • rig and sail repair
    • pegged climbing routes
  • Nature and terrain

    • hiking area
    • sea/fjord
    • skerries
    • very sheltered area
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Lyngør - Photo: Arendal turistkontor

Lyngør

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...

Lyngør

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Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Attractions in the Arendal Region

Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.

Getting to the Arendal Region and around

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.

Key facts about the Arendal Region

The Arendal Region is a beautiful coastal area consisting of skerries, woods and hills. It is a popular summer holiday spot for many Norwegians.

Where to stay in Southern Norway

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.

Shopping in the Arendal Region

Shopping is possible outside towns, at shopping centres and in pleasant town centres. Both local stores and national chains are found in the area.
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