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A coastal delight

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

... what more can you ask for?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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