Islands and islets, white-painted wooden houses, narrow streets, and lots of outdoor fun. Welcome to one of Southern Norway’s most atmospheric towns.
The small city of Grimstad is located between Arendal and Kristiansand in Southern Norway. Visitors are often charmed by the town’s white-painted wooden buildings, narrow streets, and picturesque alleyways.
Enjoy a stroll or a bike ride along the seafront, explore the archipelago that comprises an array of beautiful islands and islets, or venture into Raet national park, which covers a total of 607 square kilometres of coastal nature and sea.
Norway’s most famous playwright throughout time, Henrik Ibsen, spent parts of his life here. The Ibsen museum in Grimstad is Norway’s oldest of its kind.
In the pedestrian streets, you’ll find several small, independent shops and a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, including the rewarded Smag & behag.
Get in-depth travel information on Grimstad’s official website.
Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Grimstad.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Grimstad offers.
Nelaug station outside of Arendal is the nearest train station. From here, you can go by bus to Grimstad.
Another option is to go by train to Kristiansand and continue by bus from there.
Daily bus departures from Oslo and Stavanger stop along the E18. From the bus stop, the town centre is a 15-minute walk away.
Grimstad is situated roughly midway between Oslo and Stavanger. From Oslo and Kristiansand, follow the E18.
From Denmark, you can take a ferry to Kristiansand and continue your journey by bus from there.
The nearest airport is Kristiansand Airport, located about 45 kilometres from Grimstad. From the airport, you can go by shuttle bus to Grimstad.
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