Visit Norway’s southernmost point, ride a vintage train and meet lions and other wild animals at Kristiansand's popular zoo.
Go skiing in Hovden, hiking along one of many coastal trails or try out climbing or fishing.
Special recommendations and highlights for your visit to Southern Norway.
It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.
Why not spend the night in a lighthouse while on holiday? There are several lighthouses offering accommodation along the southern coast of Norway.
Cultural heritage museums in Southern Norway. The museum union includes nine museums, located close to each other in the south of Norway.
Experience Southern Norway's white coastal towns by bike. This route takes you from Risør to Lillesand and Kristiansand.
Southern Norway offers numerous hiking possibilities, from the mountains of Setesdal and Sirdal to picturesque coastal paths by the sea.
The Evje area offers activities like rafting, climbing, safaris and trekking, and also attractions like a mineral park with child-friendly activities.
The Skagerrak coast in Southern Norway offers ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing and the rivers are famous for the wild salmon.
Explore the coastline in Southern Norway by boat, car or bike. Visit the outports by a local ferry and explore the secluded beaches and archipelago.
Raet is Southern Norway’s national park. Raet National Park extends from Grimstad, through Arendal and on to Lyngør in Tvedestrand. The park was created in 2016 to protect this special natural area.
In the southernmost parts of Norway thousands of islands are waiting for you. These islands you can have all to yourself - except maybe for a few sheep.
Happy children equals happy parents. Southern Norway offers a wide range of child-friendly activities and attractions within short distances.
Take a drive along the North Sea Road, explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock, and enjoy southern culture in the many villages along the coast.