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A view over Kragerø town from the lookout point Steinmann, Norway - Photo: Reisemål Kragerø
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A view over Kragerø town from the lookout point Steinmann, Norway Photo: Reisemål Kragerø

Attractions in Kragerø

The atmosphere of Kragerø is an attraction in itself. The town spreads from the harbour, with galleries and parks within easy walking distance.

The Kittelsen House

Theodor Kittelsen, Norway's beloved illustrator of fairy tales, was born in Kragerø. His childhood home is now a museum right in the center of town. Annual exhibitions are held in the Kittelsen House in honour of the artist.

Compagniet art workshops

Compagniet is a group of artists that have their workshops near the harbour on Ytre Strandgate. You can visit them there and watch as they produce hand-blown glass, ceramics, paperworks and textiles.

Gunnarsholmen Fortress

The history of the coastal fortress at Gunnarsholmen goes back to the years when enemy warships and pirates threatened the town. The area is now a park with excellent bathing facilities. The fortresse's cannons are fired whenever a major event is celebrated, such as Norway's national day on 17 May.

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Last updated:  2013-07-10
Cannons at Gunnarsholmen in Kragerø, Norway - Photo: Reisemål Kragerø
Cannons at Gunnarsholmen in Kragerø, Norway

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A view over Kragerø town from the lookout point Steinmann, Norway - Photo: Reisemål Kragerø

Attractions in Kragerø

The atmosphere of Kragerø is an attraction in itself. The town spreads from the harbour, with galleries and parks within easy walking distance.

Attractions in Kragerø

Source: Visitnorway

About Kragerø

Kragerø

The cozy town of Kragerø is surrounded by islands and skerries, making it a favorite for experiencing coastal life and culture of Southern Norway.

Key facts about Kragerø

Kragerø lies furthest south in the county of Telemark. The town is home to some 11,000 residents.

Tourist information in Kragerø

The Kragerø Tourist Office is located in the old railway station in the centre of town. It helps visitors during the summer season.

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