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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.

Explore Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy villages.

TripAdvisor forum on Southern Norway

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

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.

Tour suggestions in the Arendal Region

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

Tourist information for the Arendal Region

The main tourist office for the region is located in Arendal, whilst smaller tourist information offices are available locally.

Dining in the Arendal Region

The Arendal Region's restaurants and cafés have delicacies to offer. Everything from sandwiches to five-course dinners, and more. It is your choice.

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.

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.

Winter in the Arendal Region

Winter in Arendal Region is beautiful, and there is a calm atmosphere for you to enjoy.

Where to stay in the Arendal Region

You can stay at a city hotel by the sea or a cosy guest house rural surroundings. Or you can stay at a hostel, a family cabin or go camping.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

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.

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.

Sørlandet - The Norwegian Riviera

The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.

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.

Tour suggestions in Southern Norway

Here are some tips for great activities and tours in Southern Norway!

Shopping in Southern Norway

Sørlandet's many small and white wooden towns offer special and one of a kind shops.

Dining in Southern Norway

Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.

Top activities in Southern Norway

Enjoy famous bands at the Hove music festival, go fishing, cycling and hiking, or see lions at at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.

Tourist Information in Southern Norway

"Sørlandet" Southern Norway comprises of 7 different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist-informations.

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 Arendal Region.

Biking holiday along the Norwegian Riviera

This summer you can experience Southern Norway's white coastal cities by bike.

Top 10 Kayaking Experiences in Norway

Olympic gold medalist Eirik Verås Larsen has been kayaking for nearly 30 years. This is his list of top places to experience kayaking in Norway.

The Hove Festival

The Hove Music Festival in Southern Norway is probably the only festival in the world with its own boat camp.
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