Here you can sleep well, as Lindesnes has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.
Unforgettable is also a word frequently used to describe Lindesnes’ new superstar attraction: Europe’s first underwater restaurant, Under (the word means both “wonder” and “under” in Norwegian).
The building, designed by Snøhetta, looks like an art installation but is not afraid of the elements, as it also functions as an artificial reef.
“Fresh ingredients and pure, naked flavours are of utmost importance to us. At the same time, we want to provide a unique dining experience that ushers our guests beyond their comfort zone.”
– Chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard
A more low-key taste of the sea can also be experienced a 35-minute drive away, at the annual shellfish festival in Mandal.
This popular four-day celebration of the tastiest seafood and groovy music takes place every August.
But the music is always playing in this charming town, where a lot of music festivals take place throughout the year.
Stroll passed old white-painted wooden houses in cosy, narrow streets.
Although Mandal is one of the prettiest towns of the south, the main reason for many holiday seekers to come here is the beautiful beaches.
The 800 metres long Sjøsanden is a regular on every Best beach of Norway-list.
Also, remember to bring (or rent) a fishing rod. There is plenty of fish in the sea and in the river that runs through the city.
The Mandalselva river has been a Mecca for salmon anglers since the 19th century.
The kids will love Lindland farm, a family park near Mandal. Get up close with the cutest sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, horses, and alpacas. Maybe you’ll even get to witness the peacocks put on a majestic show?
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