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Visit Farsund and the Lista region

The Farsund and the Lista region is located on the southern coast of Norway with a history of piracy dating back to the 1800's when the locals fought the invading British ships. The region has the best beaches in southern Norway for surfing and bird watching, fantastic festivals and numerous hiking possibilities.
 
Surfing Lista Farsund
Surfing in Lista Farsund
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Piracy History in Farsund
Kaperbyen Farsund
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American Festival Farsund Norway
American Festival Farsund
Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet
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Do not miss out on the two biggest events in Farsund

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

Amerikansk bil på festivalen

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American Festival Farsund.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Map of Farsund and Lista

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Activities and attractions
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
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
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 the tourist information they will help you with information on sights to see, trips to take, activities and events both locally and in the… Read more
Farsund Tourist Information
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
Accommodation
Farsund Fjordhotel is situated right outside Farsund city centre. Besides lodging, the hotel has facilities for parties, activities and… Read more
Farsund Fjordhotell
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
There are some apartments in Vanse Farsund that are furnished and equipped with American appliances, carpets and just about everything else that is… Read more
Apartment No 9, Museum and exhibition
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    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 and also has many well prepared footpaths. There are fishing opportunities in many areas, both inland and at sea.
     

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