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Flekkefjord in Southern Norway from above
Flekkefjord in Southern Norway from above
Summer in Flekkefjord, Southern Norway.
Photo: Sandra Surdal
Summer in Flekkefjord, Southern Norway.
Photo: Sandra Surdal
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Flekkefjord

Street art, the Dutch Quarter, rail biking, and an idyllic nature await in Flekkefjord, the westernmost city in Southern Norway.

Midway between Kristiansand in Southern Norway and Stavanger in Fjord Norway, you’ll find the charming coastal town Flekkefjord. Back in the day, parts of the city had strong trade relations with the Netherlands, and a lot of Dutch people moved here.

Today, this area is called Hollenderbyen, or The Dutch Quarter in English, and is a must on your stroll through the city. Look for treasures in niche shops or enjoy a cup of happiness at a café. And don’t forget to admire the picturesque streets.

Flowers decorate the entrance to many of the wooden houses, but that is not the only splash of colour you’ll see. Some walls are adorned with spectacular murals and street art, adding a funky element of contrast to the buildings.

When it’s time to explore the surrounding areas, you can soak up some “vitamin sea” on the island Hidra, hike to the potholes at Brufjell, or go rail biking at Flekkefjordbanen.

Get in-depth travel information on Flekkefjord’s official website.

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From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Flekkefjord.

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From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Flekkefjord offers.

Getting to Flekkefjord

Get in-depth travel information on Flekkefjord’s official website.
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Top attractions in Flekkefjord
Explore the Flekkefjord railway line. Stunning nature scenes offer visitors a great day out. Suitable for the whole family, young children included.… Read more
Rail biking tour at Flekkefjordbanen
The old town in Flekkefjord is called "Hollenderbyen", which means the Holland town, is made up of old white wooden houses in small lane ways around… Read more
Hollenderbyen Flekkefjord
The horizontal potholes at Brufjell were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago when the sea level was higher. The potholes lie horizontally… Read more
Hiking to the potholes at the Brufjell caves
Hidra is a scenic island just outside of Flekkefjord. It is accessible via a car ferry. Read more
The island Hidra
Hågåsen was built by the Germans in World War 2 to protect the coastline from enemy ships! Read more
Hågåsen coastal Fort battery Hidra
Lookout point over Flekkefjord town. It is possible to drive up the hill! Read more
Lilleheia viewpoint
Stay at this unique cabin with amazing views of the North Sea. The cabin is located at the top of Hågåsen at the island Hidra outside Flekkefjord. Read more
"Små hytter" at Hågåsen Hidra
Gallery with paintings from a local and eccentric artist from Hidra. Read more
Flekkefjord Museum
Welcome to Flekkefjord Cultural center Spira. There is something to experience for everyone. You can go to concerts, theater, to the cinema and the… Read more
Flekkefjord cultural centre Spira
The Hidra Ferry operates everyday of the year transporting people and cars from Flekkefjord to Hidra. Read more
Hidra Ferry
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    • Flekkefjord train

      By train

      There are daily train departures from Oslo, Kristiansand, and Stavanger to Sira and Moi, the two nearest train stations. Both are located around 30 minutes from Flekkefjord by bus.

    • Flekkefjord bus

      By bus

      There are bus connections to Flekkefjord from Stavanger, Kristiansand, and Oslo.

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    • Flekkefjord boat

      By boat

      You can take a ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark to Kristiansand or Tananger outside Stavanger. Both cities have bus connections to Flekkefjord.

    • Flekkefjord car

      By car

      From Bergen, Stavanger or Kristiansand, follow E39 and turn onto Fv44 towards Flekkefjord.

      If you are driving from Oslo, follow E18 to Kristiansand and merge onto E39 there. Take the exit to Fv44 towards Flekkefjord.

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    • Flekkefjord plane

      By plane

      The nearest airports are Stavanger Airport and Kristiansand Airport, both located approximately 2 hours from Flekkefjord by bus.

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