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Merdø beach outside of Arendal

Read more: Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum Merdø beach outside of Arendal Photo: Arendal turistkontor
Read more: Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum
Merdø beach outside of Arendal Photo: Arendal turistkontor
Merdø is a charming island on the seaward approach to Arendal, with family-friendly beaches, pebbled beaches and smooth, coastal rocks.

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Merdø is a charming island on the seaward approach to Arendal, with family-friendly beaches, pebbled beaches and smooth, coastal rocks. The Merdøgaard Skjærgårdsmuseum (coastal museum) is open in the school holidays, hourly guided tours in Norwegian. In addition, there is a kiosk/café and toilets nearby. The island can be reached by ferry in the
summer season, and private boats as well.
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Merdø beach outside of Arendal

Merdø beach outside of Arendal

Merdø is a charming island on the seaward approach to Arendal, with family-friendly beaches, pebbled beaches and smooth, coastal rocks. The Merdøgaard...

Merdø beach outside of Arendal

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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.

What to do in Southern Norway

Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

Why not spend the night in a lighthouse while on holiday? There are several lighthouses offering accommodation along the southern coast of Norway.

Tour suggestions in the Arendal Region

The varied nature in the Arendal Region displays idyllic towns, beautiful countryside and quiet woods and hills.

Shopping in Arendal

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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