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Den Lille Dyrehage "The Little Zoo" is located at Brokelandsheia just outside Risør. There are over sixty different animal species including monkeys, meerkats, reptiles and other animals.
Overlooking the Risør harbour is a large white rock that offers panoramic views over the harbour and coastline called "Risørflekken". It is Risørs most famous landmark as it was used by sailors to navigate their way to the harbour. It can be seen 12 nautical miles from land.
Visit the potholes at Sild, 25 minutes driving southwest of Risør. The potholes here are the largest in Northern Europe and are very popular during the summer to swim in. They are 5 metres wide and six metres deep.
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.
Næs Jernverksmuseum is one of the best preserved ironworks in Norway, unique in Europe. Playground and arranged children activities throughout July.
The Knaben mining museum displays history of the mine and its involvement in the First and Second World Wars. Visit the old mine with a guide in the summer or after appointment.
The lively fish pier is an experience in it self! See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks, the smallboats chugging through the canal.
If you appreciate homemade burgers, fantastic nature and magical concerts in the summer, Ravnedalen is the place to be.
Loshavn is a typical example of the outport communities along the southern coast which experienced huge resurgence in the 1700s and 1800s, and which today stands out as a vacation paradise with almost no permanent residents.