Special recommendations and highlights for your visit to Southern Norway.
Visit Norway’s southernmost point, ride a vintage train and explore the nature in Southern Norway.
Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events or visit one of the many museums.
The southernmost part of Norway has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many international visitors. During the summer months, the picturesque towns and villages are teeming with visitors. The white painted wooden houses are located near the coastline and many are available for hire.
Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing, fishing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events.
One of the most accessible activities in Southern Norway is hiking. The seaside trails are beautiful and easy to do, while the mountain summits in Sirdal and Hovden provide a variety of marked hiking trails.
The North Sea Cycle Route (National cycle route number 1) follows the coastline. National cycle route no. 3 takes you from the sea to the high mountains between Kristiansand and Hovden in Setesdal.
Angling is a way of life for many people, and the southern coastline of Norway offers deep-sea fishing and fishing in rivers and lakes. Anglers stays at the fishing resorts along the coast, or at quiet cabins in the inland area.
The skiing season starts in December, and ends in April. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding are all available, and the lit up trails along the coast are popular in winter.
Rafting in the rivers of Southern Norway are perfect for safe and fun water sport for the entire family. TrollAktiv in Evje and Adventure Norway in Marnadal offer both family and regular rafting activities.
The rock climbing area around Valle in Setesdal is known among climbers all over the world. Try out the longest Via Ferrata route in Northern Europe or visit one of the many climbing parks.
Experience the archipelago "Blindleia" between Lillesand and Kristiansand. M/B Øya…More
Experience the archipelago "Blindleia" between Lillesand and Kristiansand. M/B Øya…
An idyllic boat trip in the river Nidelva around the island Hisøy. In the skerries the boat passes Torungene…More
MS Bragdøya sails scheduled trips from Kristiansand daily from the end of June to the middle of August.…More
Embark on a voyage with the old wood-fired steamship Bjoren from 1866. Every Sunday in June, July and August…More
The ferry runs between Risør city and Øysang. It is certified for 60 passengers and three cars. Øysang ferry…More
Ferry to Lyngør between 14.08.2015 - 24.08.2016: From Lyngør Mon–Fri: 0730(ii), 0945(ii), 1145(ii),…More
You should not leave southern Norway without doing a boat trip and seeing the old outports, spotting the…More
Ferry Arendal-Merdø Summer 2017 From Arendal: 10:00 - 10:30* - 11:00 - 11:30 - 12:00 - 12:30…More
With the boats MS Nidelv (80 pax), MF Merdø (63 pax) and MF Tromøy (97 pax) we offer charter tours, boat taxi…More
With the boats MS Nidelv (80 pax), MF Merdø (63 pax) and MF Tromøy (97 pax) we offer charter tours, boat taxi…
Take the boat out to some of the finest bathing spots in Grimstad. Grimstad is known for its beautiful…More
Stay in a lighthouse by the sea, sleep in a cabin in the mountains, or choose a hotel in town to be near all the action.
Taste local food, fruit , sea food, berries and vegetables. Many restaurants in Southern Norway are proud of the traditions and love to tell you about it.
Erik loves a spot of sailing and enjoys a laid-back lifestyle...
You will find a number of alpine resorts in Southern Norway. A lot of slopes for cross-country skiing are also available. There are four major skiing destinations in Southern Norway, and they are closer than you might think. From Kristiansand you spend from one to three hours to get to the destinations. The season normally starts in late November and lasts until Easter/late April.