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The white-painted wooden houses in Mandal in the Lindesnes region, Southern Norway
Mandal in the Lindesnes region.
Photo: Ingvild Kolnes / Turistkontoret for Lindesnesregionen

From close encounters with the weather and long forest walks to the underwater restaurant “Under” and charming white-painted wooden houses – this region is Southern Norway in a nutshell.

At the southernmost tip of Norway, Lindesnes is the epitome of coastal life. To fully immerse yourself in the elements, you can spend the night in Norway’s oldest lighthouse.

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.

It has also claimed worldwide fame through the underwater gourmet restaurant Under. Make sure you book a table well in advance for one of the most memorable meals of your life.

From forest walks and bike rides to relaxing beach life, the region offers plenty of activities and nature experiences. The culture buff will also enjoy the many small and quirky museums.

Less than an hour’s drive from Lindesnes lies the city of Mandal. Here, you’ll find the white-painted wooden houses and charming narrow streets that characterize the small towns of Southern Norway.

Mandal is also a place for live music, festivals, food, and, not least the 800-metre long city beach Sjøsanden. Nearby, the beautiful large nature park Furulunden is perfect for kids, with playgrounds both between the trees and in the water.

Get in-depth travel information​ on Lindesnes’ official website.

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From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Lindesnes.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Lindesnes offers.

Events in Lindesnes

From festivals and concerts to shows and exhibitions. See what’s on!

Getting to Lindesnes

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Top attractions in Lindesnes
Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway's oldest dating back to 1656. It occupies the southernmost tip of the Norwegian mainland – 2518 km from the North… Read more
Lindesnes Lighthouse
The secret is that you will always be able to find a beach that is sheltered from the weather and the wind, regardless of which way the wind is… Read more
Sjøsanden beach
Adventure Norway in Marnardal offers great activities in a beautiful and quiet environment. Read more
Adventure Norway
Mandal museum is home to southern Norway's largest fishing history exhibition. Here you will also find the childhood home of the artist brothers… Read more
Mandal museum
The childhood home of the artists Gustav and Emanuel Vigeland in Mandal. Read more
Vigeland hus (Vigeland House)
Ryvingen lighthouse is Norway's southernmost lighthouse! Read more
Ryvingen Lighthouse
In the Lindesnes Region we have four skiing centers located around in the mountains and one in Mandal, near the coast. Read more
Ski sentre i Lindesnes
Uranienborg is a wonderful and popular viewpoint where you can the whole city and out to the sea, 62 meters over sea level. Read more
Uranienborg - the viewing point
Destinations in Southern Norway
From underwater safari and modern camping to art and a science centre – discover the coastal town famed for its buzzing city centre and idyllic… Read more
An old pirate town, thousands of birds, miles of beaches, and a little piece of America – discover Farsund and Lista. Read more
Farsund and Lista
Street art, the Dutch Quarter, rail biking, and idyllic nature await in Flekkefjord, the westernmost city in Southern Norway. Read more
Get lost in narrow cobblestone streets, discover your own private island just off the coast, and let your mind wander as you walk along the seafront.… Read more
Explore urban beach life in Norway’s southernmost city! Kristiansand has a vibrant cultural scene and exciting activity parks and museums. Read more
From fjords and mountains to old mines, via ferrata and festivals – Kvinesdal offers lush nature, cultural history, and a little piece of… Read more
The idyllic Blindleia archipelago, a Historic Hotel, and traditional Southern Norway charm await in Lillesand. Read more
From close encounters with the weather and long forest walks, to the underwater restaurant “Under” and charming white-painted wooden… Read more
Lindesnes and Mandal
From hiking in the mountains and having fun at the beach to fishing and Viking history – get ready for an outdoor adventure in Lyngdal. Read more
The seaside town of Risør is famed for its white-painted wooden houses, fun events like the Trebåtfestivalen wooden boat festival,… Read more
Visit the cradle of Norwegian folk traditions! Stop in charming villages, enjoy fun activities, and travel with a steamboat on the Byglandsfjord. Read more
Characterised by high peaks and scenic lakes, Sirdal is a picturesque mountain region in south-western Norway that offers year-round… Read more
Cobblestone streets, an idyllic archipelago, and Norway’s version of the Flatiron building await in Tvedestrand, the book town by the… Read more
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    • Lindesnes train

      By train

      The train between Oslo and Stavanger stops at Breland, Marnardal, and Audnedal in Lindesnes.

    • Lindesnes bus

      By bus

      Express buses operate daily services to Lindesnes from Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger.

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    • Lindesnes car

      By car

      If you are travelling from Oslo, you can drive the E6 to Kristiansand and onwards on the E39 to Lindesnes.

      From Stavanger, the E39 takes you all the way to Lindesnes.

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    • Lindesnes boat

      By boat

      There are good ferry links from Denmark to Kristiansand. From there, you can take the train or bus to Lindesnes.

    • Lindesnes local

      Local travel

      A well-developed bus network makes it easy to get around in Lindesnes.

      If you want to see Lindesnes on two wheels, the beautiful North Sea Cycle Route follows the coast through the region.

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      By plane

      The closest airport is Kristiansand Airport 57 kilometres from Mandal.

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    Towards sustainability

    The certification Sustainable Destination is a label given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impacts of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must strive to minimise its impact on local nature, culture and the environment, and support the local community and economy. The municipality and the travel industry shall cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place in which to live as well as visit. 

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