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The idyllic Blindleia archipelago, a historic hotel, and traditional Southern Norway charm await in Lillesand.

Only 20 minutes east of Kristiansand is where you’ll find Lillesand. Here, you can stroll among white-painted wooden houses in the town centre. One of them is the Historic Hotel Lillesand Hotel Norge, where the world-famous Norwegian author Knut Hamsun was a regular guest in the 1930s.

A short walk from the hotel lies Lillesand harbour, with several restaurants and a lovely view. On a city stroll, you can pop into an art gallery, niche shops, and museums. And you just have to try the food at the restaurant and fish market Hos Oss!

The Blindleia archipelago, with outports like Gamle Hellesund and Brekkestø, is perfect for a day by the sea. Go sailing, join a boat sightseeing trip, or enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.

You can also combine a visit to Lillesand with a family day at Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park, which is only a 20-minute drive away. And if you want an active holiday – bike along the coast to see more of Southern Norway.

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

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