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Wooden boats, one with a pirate flag, in Farsund, Southern Norway on a summer day.
Farsund, the pirate city.
Photo: Adam Read / Visit Sørlandet

An old pirate town, thousands of birds, miles of beaches, and a little piece of America! Discover Farsund and Lista.

In Southern Norway, you’ll find Farsund on the Lista peninsula. Here, the beaches stretch from Lista lighthouse to Lomesanden and are superb for long walks, surfing, and kiting.

The wetlands surrounding Lista lighthouse are also a favourite spot for birds – several hundred species to be exact. Naturally, birdwatchers flock to the area when migratory birds make a pit stop there.

Back in the day, you could spot pirates from the shore, as Farsund is an old pirate town. Now, they arrange the annual Pirate Town festival, with the fun play Kaperspillet and pirate tours for kids.

From street names and restaurants to cars, you’ll also get a taste of America here – especially during The American festival at Vanse.

Get in-depth travel information on Farsund and Lista’s official website.

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Get in-depth travel information on Farsund and Lista’s official website.
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Top attractions in Farsund and Lista
Visit Lista lighthouse. In addition to the lighthouse tower, you'll find a visitor centre, tourist information and bird watching station. You can also… Read more
Lista Fyr Lighthouse
Festung Lista Hangar museum is a historical museum located in Hangar 45, at "Lista Fly- og Næringspark". Read more
Festung Lista Hangar 45
Farsund has 10 kilometres of long, beautiful and striking beaches to offer those who want to enjoy the closeness to the ocean and have fun by the… Read more
The Lista beaches
Route 8 will take you on a journey around Farsund and the Lista landscape. WELCOME! Read more
Travel the "Route 8" in Farsund
The bathhouse in Farsund dates back all the way to the 1870's. Read more
Farsund Badehus Public bath house
The Wetland Center is a visitor center for all those who would like to experience and learn about the nature in and around Lista. Read more
Lista Wetland Centre
In the summer months it is possible to rent a bicycle and receive tour information and suggestions from the Farsund Tourist Office. Read more
Bicycle hire in Farsund
Come and visit one of the few Coastal Forts built by the Germans in World War 2, that is preserved in its original form. Read more
Nordberg Fort
Lista's interesting history is depicted through an extensive exhibition of collected historical items and traditional buildings. Read more
Lista Museum
Loshavn is a typical example of the outport communities along the southern coast which experienced huge resurgence in the 1700s and 1800s, and which… Read more
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    • Farsund and Lista train

      By train

      The closest train stations are Sira and Kristiansand. From there, continue your journey to Farsund and Lista by bus.

      Sira is located 3–4 hours from Farsund, while the bus ride from Kristiansand will take around 2 hours.

    • Farsund and Lista bus

      By bus

      You can take the bus to Farsund and Lista from Oslo, Kristiansand, and Stavanger.

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    • Farsund and Lista car

      By car

      If you are driving from Stavanger, follow the E39 and take the Rv465 exit towards Farsund. The trip will take around 2.5 hours.

      From Oslo, drive E18 to Kristiansand and merge onto the E39 there. Then, take the Rv465 exit towards Farsund. This route will take approximately 5 hours.

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    • Farsund and Lista boat

      By boat

      You can take a ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark to Kristiansand or Tananger outside Stavanger, and continue your journey to Farsund and Lista by public transport or car.

    • Farsund and Lista plane

      By plane

      The nearest airports are Kristiansand Airport and Stavanger Airport. You can continue your journey to Farsund and Lista by bus or rent a car at the airports.

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