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Welcome to Vegårshei

Vegårshei offers fishing and swimming in crystal clean fresh lakes, long walks in the woods, skiing in the winter and locally grown gourmet food. Explore the wreckage of a ww2 British aircraft, visit the wolf memorial or relax in the town centre and have a coffe at one of the cafes. Vegårshei has something for those wanting to get away from the city life for a weekend.

Playing on the sand at a bathing lake in Vegårshei Norway
Great beaches to swim
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Hiking in Vegårshei Norway
Fantastic hiking opportunities
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Cows in Vegårshei Norway
Exciting places to visit
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Winter in Vegårshei Norway
Skiing in the winter months
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Fishing in Vegårshei Norway
An abundance of fishing places
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Hiking tours in Vegårshei

Vegårshei has a varied terrain and landscape providing excellent hiking opportunites for both advanced hikers and children. Take a backpack and camera with you and enjoy the surroundings. One of them is called Hovdefjell which is Vegårshei’s highest peak 525 meters above sea level. At the top you can also see one of the region’s largest television masts which is 253 meters high. There are fabulous views at the top of Hovde Mountain. You can see all the way to Arendal and if the weather is nice, you actually see all six municipalities.

Bathe in freshwater from beautiful beaches

There are lakes everywhere in Vegårshei which are perfect for swimming. Most of these have low water so that children can also safely swim in them. Two of the most popular bathing placeas are Langøya and Tangen. Langøya has a large beach, with toilet facilities, tables and a barbeque area under a roof. Tangen is located next to a small stream with a netted football field, beach, fishing dock and a barbeque area.


Other activities in Vegårshei

It is no surprise that fishing is also a favourite past-time in Vegårshei. With an abundance of lakes, there are fresh fish to be caught everywhere. Or if you are interested in War history, there is a WW2 wreckage from a British aircraft shot down in the forest. If shopping is your thing, then Kilsloftet has some beautiful jewelery

Fishing passes and maps can be purchased at local stores. 


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