The charming little town of Kragerø is set in beautiful surroundings with a fabulous cluster of islands just off the coast. No less than 495 islands, islets and reefs are waiting for you to explore.
Kragerø lies furthest south in the county of Telemark and is home to some 11,000 residents. The atmosphere of Kragerø is an attraction in itself. Narrow streets and alleyways spread from the harbour through the town, with galleries and parks within easy walking distance.
Art and culture have long traditions in Kragerø. The coastal area’s unique light has inspired many artist, amongst them Edvard Munch and his “The Sun” and “History” for the University of Oslo.
The area abounds with opportunities for an active holiday. The surrounding district and the larger islands are ideal for tours on bicycle and scenic boat rides.
Jomfruland and Skåtøy are perfect for island-hopping with bicycles. Their landscapes are flat and easy to cycle on, and you can find places to swim almost anywhere. Other popular activities include canoeing, golf, sea rafting, and fishing.
Charming cafés, specialty shops, bars and restaurants lie side by side along most of the town’s narrow streets and lanes. Several of the restaurants and cafés can be found in the inner harbour and marina area, and all summer long concerts featuring top national and international artists are arranged in Kragerø. There are several options for getting to the area.
Find more inspiration on Kragerø’s official website.
Kragerø Ridesenter was established in 1997 and can offer equestrian training for all levels. Helle and Trond…More
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Guided tours at the island Jomfruland with nature -and cultural experiences for everyone, on foot or by bike…More
Mining history in the center of Kragerø. There are three apatite mines in Kragerø. Dypedalsgruva is the only…More
Veten is Øyas magnificent viewpoint. From here you have the opportunity to experience impressive prospect of…More
Barnas Turlag Kragerø - for children who want out. An initiative by the Norwegian tourist union.More
Bergløypa (Bergtrail) - A nice trip in the "Berg-forest" for the whole family. Enjoy nice viewpoints and…More
Helmersen Glass is a glassblower workshop with accompanying gallery on Andølingen in Kragerø.More
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ia a heritage trail at Gumøy, is 2 miles long and starts at "Kvernmyra". The Kulturstien follows around the…More
Kragerø church was consecrated in 1870 and is a Gothic Revival church designed by Georg Andreas Bull and built…More
Strømtangen fyr is one of three lighthouses in Kragerø and lies between Rapen and Skjørsvik. The other two…More
Kragerø is referred to as "The gem among coastal cities" of Edvard Munch, Norway's most famous artist of all…More
Minneparken (The Memorial Park) is located right beside Kragerø Church. There you find a memorial stone for…More
This idyllic forest lake at Jomfruland is where Theodor Kittelsen got inspiration for his painting "Nøkken"…More
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On Edge is a festival that focuses on thoughts, ideas, knowledge and art. The festival encourages contributors…More
Frithjof Johnsen Eft has been a hardware store in PA Heuch Street for over 80 years! We have our own "boat…More
Nedenom & Hjem offers a large assortment (kitchenware, DAB radios, equipment for dogs, cats....) at great…More
Small hotel - lots of coziness! Victoria Hotel is a traditionell and charming hotel in the very heart of…More
Portør Chalet is located at the old pilot harbor Portør Harbor. It is nice road all the way to the cabin area…More
The Old Øitangen farm is transformed into a resort (Øitangen Holiday House) which is operated by Ruth…More
Kragerø Resort is beautifully placed on the peninsula of Stabbestad and includes one of Scandinavias most…More
You have to experience Portør! Here you can stay at the Portør Pensjonat with idyllic surroundings right…More
This campsite is located by the Hellefjord, about 6 km from the centre of Kragerø, and is surrounded by…More
Kragerø Sportell & Appartments is a sporty and reasonable alternative. We are located in a pleasant…More
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Treat yourself with an unique cabin experience. In the nature. Choose between the award-winning microcabin The…More
The Tollboden Hotel is a small, charming hotel near the waterside at the Blindtarmen in the center of Kragerø.…More
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Welcome to Jomfruland Camping. Here we can offer everything from nice hiking trips in the forest or along the…More
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Jensemann Pub is just off the town bridge in Blindtarmen, right on the seafront. There are views to the…More
Tollboden Restaurant is located in an old sea cabin from the 1800s. Here all the dishes are made with love,…More
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Sushi takeaway in Kragerø. We serve fresh sushi every single day!More
Pizzabakeren Kragerø - A member of Norway's largest pizza shop!More
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Express buses serve Kragerø from Oslo in Eastern Norway to Kristiansand in Southern Norway, stopping at various points along the way.
For travel by express bus to Kragerø, disembark at Tangen in Sannidal and take a corresponding local bus the rest of the way to Kragerø.
Kragerø is located 200 kilometres south of Oslo by road. If you go by car from Oslo, follow the main road E18 and exit the E18 at either Gjerdemyra or at Tangen in Sannidal.
Kragerø doesn’t have a train station, but the Norwegian State Railways between Stavanger/Kristiansand and Oslo stops at Neslandsvatn station.
Most trains will have corresponding buses to and from Kragerø, 0,5 hours drive away.
The ferry company Fjord Line links Hirtshals in Denmark with Langesund, only 30 minutes by car from Kragerø. Color Line’s SuperSpeed ferry links Hirtshals to Larvik on a daily basis.
Locally, three ferries carry cars, freight and passengers to and between the largest islands in the area. For timetables, check out Kragerø Fjorbåtselskap’s website.
The nearest major airport is Torp Sandefjord Airport, about 2 hours to the north by car or bus.
Kristiansand Airport Kjevik is to the south of Kragerø, a little over 2 hours away by car or bus.
Taxi boats are available for tranporting people and goods between Kragerø and the islands just off the coast. The taxi boats are docked at Taxibåtbrygga near the ferry port.
Cyclist are welcome in Kragerø. Cycle paths are prioritized recent years, and it is easy to get around on two wheels.
There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.