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A coastal delight

Blue skies, golden sunshine and the sound of the ocean...

... what more can you ask for?

Kragerø .
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Kragerø mobil .
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Kragerø is a small coastal town and a cluster of islands located in Telemark, approximately three hours south of Oslo.

Kragerø Panorama .
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Kragerø Panorama .
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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.

White house in Kragerø .
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White house in Kragerø .
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Kragerø abounds with opportunities for an active holiday. The surrounding district and the larger islands are ideal for tours on bicycle and scenic boat rides.

Island hopping in Kragerø .
Photo: Morgan Bakken / Visit Kragerø
Island hopping in Kragerø .
Photo: Morgan Bakken / Visit Kragerø

The island of Jomfruland offers unique scenery and plenty of fun things to do! Go horseback riding or birdwatching, or visit one of its charming lighthouses.

Summer vacation in Jomfruland .
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Summer vacation in Jomfruland .
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Kragerø's unique light has inspired many artists, Edvard Munch amongst them. Walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets that gave him inspiration for many of his most famous works!

Another major Norwegian artist, Theodor Kittelsen, was born in Kragerø. He became famous for his drawings of mythical creatures and felt that Kragerø had "fairy tales in every corner". His childhood home in the town centre is now a museum.

Munch statue in Kragerø .
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Munch statue in Kragerø .
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In the summer, from June to August, Kragerø is a popular holiday destination for Norwegians. The rest of the year, Kragerø is a calm, charming oasis where you can enjoy popular activities such as kayaking, fishing, diving, and more!

Kayaking in Kragerø .
Photo: Haakon Sundbø / Visit Kragerø
Kayaking in Kragerø .
Photo: Haakon Sundbø / Visit Kragerø

Visiting in the winter?

During the holidays, Kragerø transforms into a beautiful, dreamlike Christmas Town with lots of lights highlighting the cosy, narrow streets and traditional wooden houses.

Kragerø has achieved the label for Sustainable Destination – which does not mean that the destination is sustainable, but that they have committed to work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism and to strengthen the positive ripple effects.

Christmas in Kragerø .
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Christmas in Kragerø .
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Ready for long summer nights or quiet winter evenings in this quaint town?

Keep scrolling for more info on where to stay and what to do!

Sunrise from Steinmann viewing point .
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Sunrise from Steinmann viewing point .
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Top attractions

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Getting around in Kragerø

See detailed information by visiting Kragerø's official website.

Top attractions in Kragerø
Berg-Kragerø Museum promotes art, history, holiday life, coastal culture and export of natural ice in Kragerø - Make sure you explore our Edvard Munch… Read more
Berg - Kragerø Museum
Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen's childhood home. Read more
The house of Theodor Kittelsen
Kragerø Resort is beautifully placed on the peninsula of Stabbestad and includes one of Scandinavias most superb spas! Here you can enjoy a… Read more
Kragerø Resort
At 150 meters above sea level, Storkollen offers a great view upon the Kragerø archipelago and is a perfect trip for young and old. From Rørviklia,… Read more
Storkollen and Sjåen
Combine a holiday in Kragerø with a spa experience at Kragerø Resort - a relaxing and revitalizing stay! Read more
Spa in Kragerø
Join Kragerø Taxibåt on a wonderful day trip to Jomfruland National Park! Here you will be met by your local guide Ruth Ellegård, who lives and works… Read more
Explore Jomfruland National Park with Kragerø Taxibåt and local guide
Now there are even more bike trails of high standard at Kragerø Resort. Take with you your bike and friends or family for an active and exciting… Read more
Kragerø Resort bicycling path
Welcome to our outdoor swimming pool at Lovisenberg Familiecamping! Read more
Outdoor swimming pool
If you want to enjoy the wonderful Norwegian summer in an area with ​​great swimming possibilities and a wealth of service offers and facilities,… Read more
Kragerø Resort Beach Club bathing area
Blooming of the anemones are mostly everywhere in Southern Norway at spring time. But on the island Jomfruland outside Kragerø, people go solely to… Read more
Blooming of the anemones
Welcome to an inspiring walk in Theodor Kittelsen's footsteps! You will visit Kittelsen's childhood home, walk through the narrow streets of Kragerø… Read more
In the footsteps of Theodor Kittelsen
This idyllic forest lake at Jomfruland is where Theodor Kittelsen got inspiration for his painting "Nøkken" (water troll). The lake has been restored,… Read more
Tårntjernet - home of 'Nøkken'
Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and… Read more
In the footsteps of Edvard Munch
Get ready for a fantastic experience, fishing for sea trout in spectacular surroundings! Whether you have lots of experience or none at all - Ole… Read more
Sea trout fishing with guide
Art, medicine, studio, music, yoga, trim, location rental! Read more
Skarbo Kultursenter - Helle
Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø's islands and has a flourishing Cultural life year-round. In addition to beautiful nature and great hiking… Read more
Stangnes by Levang is one of Kragerøs`finest recreation areas with smooth polished rocks and bathing sites. During summertime, coffee & Norwegian… Read more
Steinmann is a viewpoint just above downtown with great views over the city. Well worth a visit. Read more
Steinmann Lookout
Kragerø is referred to as "The gem among coastal cities" of Edvard Munch, Norway's most famous artist of all time. Read more
The Art City Kragerø
The coastal path is a great opportunity to experience Norway's beautiful nature on foot.In Kragerø, the coastal path runs from the border of Bamble in… Read more
The Coastal Path in Kragerø
Valbergtjenna & Lovisenbergkollen belongs a large hiking-terrain on the peninsula Langtangen. In the wintertime, the lake is used as ice skating… Read more
The Valberg lake
Krikken Coastal Fort, a German construction from World War 2 is well worth visiting. The fort is located at Skåtøy island outside of Kragerø, and is… Read more
Krikken Coastal Fort - Skåtøy
The two lighthouses located in the middle of Jomfruland are well-known landmarks. The oldest of them is from 1839. You can get a fantastic panorama… Read more
Lighthouses of Jomfruland
On its own little "peninsula" on Levangshalvøya lies scenic and idyllic Portør. Out here everything is situated for great experiences in a wonderful… Read more
Strømtangen fyr is one of three lighthouses in Kragerø and lies between Rapen and Skjørsvik. The other two lighthouses are Jomfruland and Stavseng. Read more
Strømtangen lighthouse
Go – live – enjoy! Wherever and whenever you want, take a taxi boat! Read more
Taxi boats in Kragerø
Join Trailside and Kragerø Taxibåt for an unforgettable biking experience on the spectacular coast of Kragerø! Read more
Trailbiking and island hopping with guide in Kragerø
Jomfruland National Park was established on 16 December 2016 and covers an area of 117 km2(45 sq mi), including the islands of Jomfruland and… Read more
Jomfruland National Park
Restaurants in Kragerø
In Kragerø we´ve a Westernsaloon at the waterfront. El Paso is Kragerø's oldest restaurant. Delicious grilled dishes, Mexican food and pizza on the… Read more
El Paso Western Saloon AS
The idyllic 'Miljøgården' used to be a small farm, but the barn has now been converted to a restaurant/conference facility and the smaller buildings… Read more
Miljøgården DA
Welcome to our restaurant and café with its own bakery! Read more
Hos Gro
Kragerø Resort is majestically located with magnificent views on Stabbestad. Experience the breathtaking views while enjoying a great meal in our… Read more
Kragerø Resort Restaurant Stråholmen
Good taste sensations with panoramic views to Kragerø harbor basins. 120-seat outdoor 90 inside. Open all year. Read more
Haven Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant Admiralen is a cosy restaurant with a great ocean view. It is located only a few minutes from the centre of Kragerø and 100m from the ferry… Read more
Admiralen Restaurant
Welcome to Amigos Mathuset - enjoy the nice atmosphere and great food right in the center of town! Read more
Amigos Mathuset
Welcome to Nordraak Matverksted og Gjestehus, where you can enjoy coocking classes, tutorials, guidance, tips and tricks all related to creating… Read more
Nordraak Matverksted og Gjestehus
We serve delicious sushi and wok dishes with homemade sauce. We can also offer you take away! Open all year through. Read more
Tina´s Wok
Eidkilen bakery is located on the island of Skåtøy, right by the end of the Eidkil canal. You can access the bakery by boat, or by a longer walk or… Read more
Eidkilen bakery
In the centre of town where 'Storgata' meets Th. Kittelsens vei, you will find Stavelin cafe and bakery. Here you can enjoy lovely pastry, cakes, a… Read more
Stavelin cafe and bakery
Sushi takeaway in Kragerø. We serve fresh sushi every single day! Read more
Din Sushi og Wok
Pizzabakeren Kragerø - A member of Norway's largest pizza shop! Read more
Pizzabakeren Kragerø
Hotels and more
Small hotel - lots of coziness! Victoria Hotel is a traditionell and charming hotel in the very heart of Kragerø. Read more
Victoria Hotel
Welcome to our unique DNT holiday houses. Here you can spend the night in lovely surroundings at the island Jomfruland all year round! DNT Øitangen is… Read more
DNT Øitangen Holiday House
Kragerø Sportell & Appartements is located approx. 2km. from the center of Kragerø with easy access to Norway's most beautiful archipelago! Read more
Kragerø Sportell & Apartments
Kragerø Resort is beautifully placed on the peninsula of Stabbestad and includes one of Scandinavias most superb spas! Here you can enjoy a… Read more
Kragerø Resort
The micro cabins are small cabins in the forest, with nature as the nearest neighbour. All the cabins are unique in both location, shape, theme and… Read more
Micro Cabins
This campsite is located by the Hellefjord, about 6 km from the centre of Kragerø, and is surrounded by wonderful nature with superb hiking paths. The… Read more
Lovisenberg Family Camping
Kragerø Hotell is a new hotel in the heart of Kragerø town Read more
Kragerø Hotel
Portør Pensjonat has an exeptional location in beautiful surroundings at picturesque 'Portør', situatet between Kragerø and Risør. Read more
Portør Pensjonat
Just 30 minutes from Kragerø, you can stay at this unique and traditional Norwegian style accomodation. In the 'Stabbur' you can imagine how things… Read more
Øytunet - lies in the heart of the Kragerø archipel, at Kragerø largest island Skåtøy. Great resort on the way to Krikken which is a great lookout… Read more
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    • Kragerø train

      By train

      Although Kragerø doesn’t have a train station, the trains between Stavanger/Kristiansand and Oslo stop at Neslandsvatn station, about 45 minutes by away by bus.

      Most trains have corresponding buses.

    • Kragerø bus

      By bus

      Express buses from Oslo in Eastern Norway to Kristiansand in Southern Norway serve Kragerø, with multiple stops 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.

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    • Kragerø car

      By car

      Kragerø is located 200 kilometres south of Oslo by road. If you go by car from Oslo, take the E18 motorway and exit  at either Gjerdemyra or at Tangen in Sannidal.

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    • Kragerø boat

      By boat

      The ferry company Fjord Line links Hirtshals in Denmark with Langesund, only 40 minutes by car from Kragerø. Color Line’s SuperSpeed ferry links Hirtshals to Larvik on a daily basis, with journeys taking about 3.5 hours. 

      Local ferries transport cars, freight and passengers between the largest islands in the area. Visit Kragerø Fjordbåtselskap for timetables and more information.

    • Kragerø local

      Local travel

      Taxi boats are available for transport between Kragerø and the islands just off the coast. The boats are docked at Taxibåtbrygga near the ferry port.

      Cyclist are welcome in Kragerø. Cycle paths have been prioritized in recent years, and it's easy to get around on two wheels.

    • Kragerø plane

      By plane

      The nearest major airport is Torp Sandefjord Airport, about one hour and fifteen minutes to the north by car (approx. 2hr 15 min by bus)

      Kristiansand Airport Kjevik is to the south of Kragerø, about one hour and forty minutes by car (approx. 3 hours by bus).

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