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Bird Watching, Farsund.
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Activities and attractions in Farsund

It does not matter which road you take to get to Farsund, once you get nearer to the town, you will start to smile as you see the mountains, fjords, coastline and harbour that is Farsund. This small town has a lot of history and friendly locals. With its 9500 inhabitants, Farsund is Vest-Agder’s largest agricultural municipality. The municipality's three towns - Vanse, Vestbygda and old Farsund town - can offer both activities and opportunities for shopping.
Lista beach Farsund Norway
Lista Beach Farsund
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Surfing Lista Farsund
Surfing in Lista Farsund
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Lista Lighthouse Norway
Lista Lighthouse
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Flipside Skatepark Farsund Norway
Flipside Skatepark
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Nature at its best

The nature varies greatly from the open landscape, mountains and sheltered valleys with dense forest. Farsund has ten kilometres of long sandy beaches perfect for a walk, wind surfing, kite surfing and surfboard riding. Due to the abundance of Lista's rich flora and fauna, many of the beaches are protected.


In the city centre, there is a lookout point with panoramic views over Farsund, called Varbak. It is a short walk from the tourist office or it is possible to drive a car there. The views have mountains to the left, the guest harbour and city in the front and the vast coastline to the right. A picnic table and custom designed chair are located there so visitors can enjoy a nice picnic.

The American Vanse, Farsund and Lista

There is a strong American presence in Vanse, with American cars, flags, American migrants, diner stores and American foods. The town even has a road called Route 8 which is a little tour of Vanse and these American areas.

Go fishing in Farsund

Festivals and events in and around Farsund

The rest of the municipality offers Southern Norway's longest and most varied beaches and nature at its best. Farsund's American Festival is on the last weekened in June in a little town outside Farsund called Vanse. Be sure to pack some American outfits.

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