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Hot summer vibes in Southern Norway

Couple in the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Couple in the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

The secret's out!

Every year, Norwegians flock to the country’s ultimate summer destination: Southern Norway.

A true paradise for love birds...

Couple in the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Couple in the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

...and for making new friends. Doing things you never imagined doing before...

SUP in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
SUP in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

… or just doing nothing.

Couple Sunbathing in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Couple Sunbathing in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

Southern Norway is simply about enjoying the moment.

Go people watching (or see your beloved one in a new light) in one of many charming, coastal towns like Risør, Grimstad, Mandal...

Romantic walk in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Romantic walk in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

...or swim in a heated pool in the quaint town of Arendal.

Arendal Harbour .
Photo: Arendal / Visitnorway
Arendal Harbour .
Photo: Arendal / Visitnorway

Or just relax on one of the many beautiful beaches in the region.

Want to surf? You'll find the best waves at Lista, in the southwest.

A beach in Lista .
Photo: Johan Wildhagen
A beach in Lista .
Photo: Johan Wildhagen

Up for some seriously energetic summer fun?

Head to Kristiansand, the charming capital of the south – and home to Scandinavia's biggest music and beach festival – Palmesus.

We've also got some local insider tips for you!

Palmesus music festival in Kristiansand .
Photo: Palmesus
Palmesus music festival in Kristiansand .
Photo: Palmesus

Or find your very own private hideaway on an island, skerry or secluded cove.

There are thousands of idyllic cabins for rent – where the coast looks just like this!

Overview of the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Overview of the skerries in Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

Speaking of idyllic cabins... Why not spend the night in the treetops?

Make your visit unforgettable by staying in a unique treehouse, glamping tent, lighthouse, or charming hotel full of atmosphere.

Relaxing at a tree top cabin, Southern Norway .
Photo: Paul Hughson
Relaxing at a tree top cabin, Southern Norway .
Photo: Paul Hughson

...or get your adrenaline racing with a splash!

Inland Evje is a mecca for rafting, climbing and lots of other amazing outdoor activities.

Rafting in Evje .
Photo: TrollAktiv AS
Rafting in Evje .
Photo: TrollAktiv AS

Sustain your good vibes with some delicious food.

Buy fresh shrimp from local fishermen...

Brekkestø in Lillesand, Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Brekkestø in Lillesand, Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

..or have it served on a platter with an abundance of freshly caught local seafood delicacies.

Bon appetit!

Couple eating seafood in Kristiansand .
Photo: Magnus Furset / Visitnorway.com
Couple eating seafood in Kristiansand .
Photo: Magnus Furset / Visitnorway.com

Plan your trip now!

Read more about Southern Norway here or look below to see the best tips on dining and accomodation.

Fall in love with Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset
Fall in love with Southern Norway .
Photo: Magnus Furset

Sweet dreams

Find a nice place to stay in the Norwegian favorite summer destination.

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Find out where the locals eat and meet.

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Discover where you can find exciting activities.

Let the music play

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Sam and Stephanie's love journey

Follow Sam and Stephanie on their love journey to the South Coast, and get some expert tips that can boost your own relationship.

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