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Kragerø in Telemark


A coastal delight among islands and islets

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.

Ferry at the harbour.
Photo: Haakon Sundbø / www.fotovideoweb.no
Fun at the beach.
Photo: Haakon Sundbø / www.fotovideoweb.no
Boats at the harbour in Kragerø
Boats at the harbour in Kragerø.
Photo: Eva-Christina Skaarup
Water lilies in Kragerø.
Photo: Ingvild Langeland
Summer day at the harbour.
Photo: Hanne Blesvik Andersen / Visit Kragerø
Coastline of Kragerø.
Photo: Haakon Sundbø / www.fotovideoweb.no

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Kragerø’s official website.

Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
  • Kragerø bus

    By bus

    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 car

    By car

    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.

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  • Kragerø train

    By train

    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.

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  • Kragerø boat

    By boat

    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.

  • Kragerø plane

    By plane

    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.

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  • Kragerø local

    Local travel

    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.

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