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

Main regions of Southern Norway

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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.

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Telemark

The county of Telemark is known for its canal, old farms, the mountain region around Gaustatoppen and the friendly coastline outside Kragerø.

Activities in Southern Norway

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Top summer activities in Telemark

Join a boat trip on the Telemark Canal, visit Norway's largest waterpark in Bø, or go cycling, hiking or paddling in Telemark's varied landscape.

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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.

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    Featured activities in Southern Norway

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    Lindesnes Fyr – Norway’s oldest lighthouse

    Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost point. Spend a few hours or stay several days. The weather, water and nature are all breathtaking.

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    Tour suggestions in Southern Norway

    Here are some tips for great activities and tours in the area!

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    Festivals in Southern Norway

    It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.

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    The Telemark Canal

    The Telemark canal is a 105-kilometre long watercourse taking you from Skien to Dalen.

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    Kristiansand

    Visit Kristiansand and enjoy attractions and activities like hiking, fishing, boating, our famous beaches and some of Norway’s best music festivals.

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    Lindesnes Region

    Visit the southernmost region in Norway. Here you can visit the oldest lighthouse in Norway, and fish for salmon in the Mandalselva River.

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    The Arendal Region

    Region Arendal offers skerries, saltwater, festivals, arts and culture, tranquillity and activities in nature such as fishing, canoeing and hiking.

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    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.

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    Setesdal

    The Setesdal Valley stretches 147 kilometres in beautiful mountain scenery between Evje in the south and Hovden, a popular ski resort, in the north.

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    Hovden

    Hovden is located in the upper Setesdal region and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway.

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    Sirdal

    Sirdal is known for good hiking and skiing. The famous mountain plateau of Kjerag in the Lysefjord is not far away.

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    Rauland

    Rauland – the mountain village by the foot of Hardangervidda National Park.

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    Rjukan

    Rjukan is located by the Hardangervidda National Park and is known for Gaustatoppen Mountain and the heavy water sabotages by the heroes of Telemark.

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    Sirdal

    Sirdal is known for good hiking and skiing. The famous mountain plateau of Kjerag in the Lysefjord is not far away.

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    Vrådal

    Vrådal lies in the midst of the county of Telemark, and can tempt you with spectacular mountains, lush forests and quiet lakes.

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    Grenland

    Grenland offers a blend of urban life and culture and beautiful natural scenery in the county of Telemark, southern Norway.

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