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Pirates, birds and beaches, amazing light and american heritage

Visit Farsund and the Lista region in southern Norway. Located on the southern coast of Norway, the peninsula of Lista has the best beaches in southern Norway for surfing and bird watching. Farsund is also known for an exciting history of piracy dating back to the 1800's when the locals fought the invading British ships during the Napoleonic wars. And the region has close ties to America due to extensive emigration in the 50s and 60s. This is celebrated during the annual American Festival at Vanse. 
Piracy History in Farsund
Kaperbyen Farsund
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Surfing Lista Farsund
Surfing in Lista Farsund
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American Festival Farsund Norway
American Festival Farsund
Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet
Haviksanden på Lista Farsund
Haviksanden
Tore K. Haus

Map of Farsund and Lista

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Activities and attractions
The Lista Lighthouse is a 34 meter tall stone tower which was lit for the first time on the 10th of November 1836. During the Second World War, a… Read more
Lista Lighthouse
Lista Bird Observatory was founded in 1990, and runs campaigns with standardized mist netting and daily migration counts in the Lista Lighthouse area.… Read more
Lista Bird Observatory - Bird watching in Lista
At a little quaint location next to Havika beach on the beautiful coastline in Lista, lays a newly built hut with large windows overlooking the sand… Read more
The Light of Lista
The Nordberg Fort was built by the Germans during World War 2. This fort is one of the few coastal forts built by the Germans that is preserved in its… Read more
Nordberg Fort
At Lista Museum you will find Nordberg Fort, built by the Germans during World War 2. This fort is one of the few coastal forts built by the Germans… Read more
Lista Museum
Loshavn is a port by Eikvåg in Vest-Agder, situated southeast of Lista at the inlet of Lyngdalsfjord. The place has a history of character, especially… Read more
Loshavn and Eikvåg
In 1904 a driving route between Farsund and Heard was opened and was called Bøensbakken (Boens hilly road). It was originally an old railway line but… Read more
Hiking Bøensbakken
In the centre of Farsund lies an amazing lookout on a hill which is approximately a 15 minutes walk from the city centre to the top. The top of the… Read more
Varbak panoramic lookout point
Want some extra speed in everyday life? Come to the Lista Adrenalinpark Go kart track and race against your friends, colleagues or other guests. The… Read more
Lista Adrenalinpark Go kart
Lista Adrenalinpark has a unique paintball course with cars, containers and a bus in the middle of the field. It is great fun and a good team building… Read more
Lista Adrenalinpark Paintball
The Lista region offers amazing beaches with a range of options for surfing and other activities. It is the perfect place to learn how to surf,… Read more
Lista Aktiv
The Flipside Skatepark is Norway's largest with 2500 square metres of indoor skating area. There are rails, jumps, a foam pit, razi pad (plastic jump… Read more
Flipside Skatepark
Accommodation
Farsund Fjordhotel is an ideal place for all types of companies, activities, group trips, family holidays, courses and conferences. All our rooms have… Read more
Farsund Fjordhotel
The hotel building was previously the offices of a shipping company. Today it is a hotel with a fantastic location overlooking the harbour in Farsund… Read more
Rederiet Hotell
In the summer season, Farsund's Watchman, (Norway's only female watchman) greets tourists on the wharf with fresh rolls and the local newspaper, just… Read more
Farsund guest marina
The camping is located on an attractive and quiet field along Lomsesanden beach, and right outside you'll find the idyllic skerries of Farsund. You… Read more
Lomsesanden Familycamping
All of the apartments have terraces facing the sea and their own outdoor furniture. On the public outdoor areas, there are grills, outdoor fireplace… Read more
Farsund Multi Apartment
Casablanca Feriehus (holiday appartment) in Farsund was renoveted in 2008. Contact Casablanca Feriehus for info about booking and prices. Read more
Casablanca Feriehus i Farsund
The camping place is open all year, but does not have water connection in the winter months. Rental includes WIFI, water, waste and electricity. All… Read more
Farsund RV camp
Farsund Resort is a high-quality resort situated between Lyngdal and Farsund, about 1,5 hours west of Kristiansand. At the bottom of the Spindsfjord,… Read more
Fishing holiday - Farsund Resort - Fall/winter
The port has a quay, sanitary and motorhome parking. The port facility was built in 2011 and has access to water and electricity. Read more
Borshavn Guest marina
Borshavn Ferie consists of three cabins, all remodeled and modern buildings. The cabins are functional with high standards. In the immediate… Read more
Borshavn holidayhouses
Bjørnevåg Resort is situated between Lyngdal and Farsund, and offers accomodation in modern and comfortable holiday homes and apartments. Some of the… Read more
Bjørnevåg Resort
Farsund Resort, a recently completed holiday resort with traditional cabins and attractive guest harbour, nestles in an idyllic part of Southern… Read more
Farsund Resort
Lista Flypark is located in Farsund municipality, along road 463 at Lista. Former Lista Airport has now been developed to an industrial park and here… Read more
Lista Flypark - Hotell & Apartments
Lista Lighthouse offers two newly redecorated, unique apartments that are rented out throughout the year; "Skarven" and "Myrsnipa". Each apartment is… Read more
Lista Lighthouse lodging
The Lista beaches
White sand and dunes populate Havik beach. Kite surfers tend to migrate here when the winds are strong because it is smooth and not subject to large… Read more
Havik Beach Lista
At the Lista beaches you can go for long walks, swim, play and watch the birdlife. The Lista Beaches are the best in the country for windsurfing and… Read more
The Lista beaches
Lista Bird Observatory was founded in 1990, and runs campaigns with standardized mist netting and daily migration counts in the Lista Lighthouse area.… Read more
Lista Bird Observatory - Bird watching in Lista
At a little quaint location next to Havika beach on the beautiful coastline in Lista, lays a newly built hut with large windows overlooking the sand… Read more
The Light of Lista
The beach is in a bay located between Einarneset og Søndrehallsheia (Einar Neset and Southern Hall heath). There is a pier and you can drive to the… Read more
Lomsesanden
American culture
It did not take long for the name of the 8th Avenue Bar&Supper Club to cross Norway's borders, the positive reports communicated by satisfied guests… Read more
8th Avenue Bar&Supper Club
Route 8 runs through the beautiful cultural landscape of Farsund municipality. There is something for everyone here! The route is approximately 43… Read more
Travel the "Route 8" in Farsund
The apartments have old and contemporary sales catalogues selling everything from underwear to weapons. There are American dresses, hats and scarves… Read more
Apartment No 9, Museum and exhibition
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    Explore Farsund and Lista

    City life in Farsund, lots of great festivals, american heritage, birdwatching, bathing or surfing along the beaches. Hiking possibilities are superb, with many well prepared footpaths. There are fishing opportunities in many areas, both inland and at sea.

    Festivals and events in Farsund

    See what's going on in Farsund.

    Farsund has a vast history

    The uniquely varied cultural landscape also contains ancient tracks dating back to the Neolithic period. The municipality is one of the richest in terms of historical relics. You will find petroglyphs at Penne, near Nordberg Fort and lots of World War II history in the area. 

    Getting to and from Farsund

    Car: To get to Farsund from Stavanger, Kristiansand or Oslo, visitors need to use the E39 highway. From Oslo the journey is 5.5 hours, from Stavanger 2.5 hours and from Kristiansand 1.5 hours.

    Bus: There are no buses that go direct to Farsund from Stavanger and Kristiansand. The Lavprisekspressen goes from Kristiansand to Lyngdal which is 20 minutes from Farsund. Norway Bussekspress also has a route from Kristiansand to Flekkefjord or Lyngdal  and Stavanger to Flekkefjord or Lyngdal.

    Train: There are no trains to Farsund but the train from Stavanger to Kristiansand stops at Snartemo which is 40 minutes from Farsund.

    Air: There is an international airport at Stavanger and Kristiansand. At both airports there are car hire services. There are two Norwegian Airlines that operate international flights from these airports including Widerøe and SAS.

    American Festival Farsund Norway
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    American Festival Farsund.
    Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

    American car in the parade at the festival

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    American Festival Farsund.
    Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet
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