Travel along the coast of Southern Norway and discover the southern charm of the white painted towns dotted along the coastline.
The towns like Risør, Tvedestrand, Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand and Mandal are spread like a string of pearls along the coastline. These are former timber ports that grew when shipbuilding became an industry. With their narrow streets, the low-rise wooden houses centred around market squares and harbours, these towns are very popular with visitors.
The summer holiday can very well be spent in a boat, along the Norwegian Riviera, mooring on a secluded island to go swimming, or visiting historic locations like Lyngør or Merdø. Fishing is good along the entire coast, and the smooth rock slopes typical of the Southern Norwegian archipelago are perfect for sunbathing. There are also many good beaches to choose from.
The clapboard houses, painted white, red, ochre or blue, often have a red-tiled roof, and often face the sea. Such houses and cabins are available for hire, as are boats and canoes.
Norway’s southern resorts and the Skagerrak Strait are blessed with a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. The coastline consists of numerous islands and fjords, not to mention numerous fish. The entire range of common saltwater species are represented here, and with a little bit of luck you can get a real heavyweight on the hook. Especially if you aim for pollack, ling and tusk.
A special bonus feature is sea bass, which is only really found in the southern parts of the country.
Get up close and personal with the coastline of Southern Norway.
Wannado is a tour-operator that arranges tours and activities mainly for small groups. They offer primarily…More
"Havpadlern" in Risør offers kayak rentals, guided kayak tours and paddling courses.More
There are many beautiful boat trips available for tourists in Southern Norway. Go island hopping or visit one of the outports of Southern Norway.
M/B Øya is one of the few remaining ferry boats which are still in a regular route during the summer. The trip…More
M/B Øya is one of the few remaining ferry boats which are still in a regular route during the summer. The trip…
An idyllic boat trip in the river Nidelva around the island Hisøy. In the skerries the boat passes Torungene…More
Join the MS Bragdøya on an island hopping excursion to the Kristiansand archipelago. The boat stops at several…More
Embark on a voyage with the old wood-fired steamship Bjoren from 1866. Every Sunday in June, July and August…More
M/F Øisang is Norway's oldest wooden ferry. It was built in Moen in Risør in 1950 and has been in operation…More
Ferry between Gjeving and Lyngør, a beautiful island in Southern Norway.More
On this lovely trip with M/B Høllen we recommend a stop at Ny-Hellesund – let the skipper know you want…More
See when the ferry runs to and from the lovely island of Merdø outside of Arendal.More
See our amazing archipelago from a boat. We offer charter tours, taxi boats and ferry routes in Arendal and…More
See our amazing archipelago from a boat. We offer charter tours, taxi boats and ferry routes in Arendal and…
Take the boat out to some of the finest bathing spots in Grimstad. Grimstad is known for its beautiful…More
Southern Norway is the summer holiday hotspot for Norwegians and the coastal “rivieria” has water temperature up to 20 degrees in summer.
Along the "Strandpromenaden" and near by the city center of Kristiansand is Bystranda.More
At Tromøy outside of Arendal you find the beaches at Hove. These are fine, family-friendly beaches connected…More
Sagjordet is a popular public bathing area at Krana in Risør, situated in 15 minutes walking distance from the…More
Farsund has 10 kilometres of long, beautiful and striking beaches to offer those who want to enjoy the…More
The secret is that you will always be able to find a beach that is sheltered from the weather and the wind,…More
Hamresanden is a 3 km long sandy beach with a buzzy life in the summer season and a lot of sand.More