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Photo: Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS
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Lillesand is situated just 20 minutes east of Kristiansand, and is the charming, younger sibling of the two cities. Lillesand is the town of the sailing ships and an inviting idyll of white painted wooden houses, 
Lillesand town
Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS
Dining in Lillesand
Dining in Lillesand
Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS
Woman in boat in front of Saltholmen lighthouse in Lillesand
Saltholmen lighthouse
Jorunn, Jensen, Visit Sørlandet
Streets of Lillesand
Shopping in Lillesand
Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet AS

Where to stay in Lillesand

Lillesand Hotel Norge was originally built as a tannery in 1838, it has been a hotel since the 1870s. The Norwegian author Knut Hamsun stayed here regularly in the 1930s.

Explore the archipelago

Take the sightseeing boat M/B Øya between Lillesand and Kristiansand.

City walk in Lillesand

The center of Lillesand bustles with people in its narrow lined streets with charming shops, restaurants, cafés, museums and art galleries.

Events in Lillesand

In the summer season there is a lot going on in Lillesand. See what on in Lillesand.  For a full list see the event calender for the Kristiansand region.

Restaurants in Lillesand

Marina and guest information

On the town's seafront you will find the visitor harbour: Lillesand Marina.

The Tourist Information Bureau is located in the Red Cross building (office open during the summer season).