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Round trips in Southern Norway

Take a drive along the North Sea Road, go through Setesdal, explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock, and enjoy southern culture in the many villages along the coast.

The North Sea Road - Drive the Viking path

Kristiansand - Haugesund

Follow the North Sea Road along the coast of Norway between Kristiansand in the south to Stavanger in the west, for the chance to experience skerries and fjords, and both villages and cities. A tour along the North Sea Road can be done in a day, a week or a month.

There are activities available along the way, like deep-sea fishing, rafting, hiking and swimming. And why not stop somewhere when there's a festival going on or indulge in a bit of shopping?

The culinary adventures are part of the experience, whether you eat in high-quality restaurants or eat fresh shrimp sitting on a rock or a pier overlooking the sea.

 

The Suleskar Road - Coast, mountain and fjord

Kristiansand - Setesdal - Sirdal

The Suleskar Road in Southern Norway is your chance to see the coast, the mountains and the fjords all in one trip. Starting in Kristiansand, you will head north to Valle, across to Suleskar, then follow the North Sea Road and back to Kristiansand.

In Evje in lower Setesdal you will find a mineral park, a high wire adventure park, an activity centre with rafting, a wide range of other outdoor sports, and a go-kart track.

The road between Brokke and Suleskar is open from the end of May to November 1. Suleskarvegen runs from Telemark in the east, across the mountain, to Rogaland in the west.

Telemarksvegen

Kristiansand - Morgedal, Telemark

The Telemark Route "Telemarksvegen", Major Road 41, winds its way through the beautiful scenery of six municipalities from the southernmost Norway to inland Telemark. On its way through the municipalities of Kristiansand, Birkenes, Froland, åmli, Nissedal and Kviteseid, The Telemark Route offers 180 km of typical Norwegian landscape.

The scenery is abundant and beautiful with its smooth rocks on the salty shores, green moorland, plentiful fishing in its lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and spectacular sheer mountainsides. As a taste of Telemark on route to the fjords, or as part of a round trip, The Telemark Route is an attractive alternative. Ancient cultural heritage sites, and local art and handicrafts play a major part in the experience of traveling along this road.

Southern culture trail - the coastline of Southern Norway

Kristiansand - Risør

The holiday spot for thousands of Norwegians has for decades been "Sørlandet", Southern Norway. Drive through this friendly part and explore the villages, the local cuisine, and enjoy activities along the coastline.

From Kristiansand, going east, follow the road to Oslo, and visit many small villages along the southern coast. Visit Lillesand with white-painted clapboard houses by the water’s edge, atmospheric cafés and restaurants and quaint shops.

Grimstad is the next town along the southern coast, this is where the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen started writing. Visit the Ibsen Museum, before continuing towards Arendal.

On the way to Tvedestrand stop by Gjeving and take the ferry to Lyngør, a group of islands recognised as one of the best preserved communities in Europe. Lyngør is a car-free environment with scenic harbours, narrow walking paths and charming wooden houses. Next town is Risør, famous their cultural festivals.

Kristiansand to Flekkefjord

Going west from Kristiansand towards Stavanger you can follow the North Sea Road towards Flekkefjord and further on to Stavanger.

Visit Mandal, famous for the Sea food festival and make sure you have time to stop at Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Stop in Lyngdal, known for viking history and “mysterious stones”, before going to the Lista region and the small towns of Farsund and Flekkefjord

The nature in the Lista region varies greatly from the open landscape, mountains and sheltered valleys with dense forest. Farsund has ten kilometres of long sandy beaches perfect for a walk, wind surfing, kite surfing and surfboard riding.

 

 

Southern Norway round trip map

North Sea Road
A historical defence museum that features a heavy German coastal defence battery from 1940-45, with the world's second largest land-based cannon (337… Read more
Kristiansand Kanonmuseum - Cannon Museum
On this lovely trip with M/B Høllen we recommend a stop at Ny-Hellesund – let the skipper know you want to get off and he will pick you up again… Read more
M/B Høllen - Boat sightseeing
The town museum is located in a magnificent merchant's house built in 1805. Read more
Mandal museum
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
Visit Lista lighthouse. In addition to the lighthouse tower, you'll find a visitor centre, tourist information and bird watching station. You can also… Read more
Lista Lighthouse
Lista's interesting history is depicted through an extensive exhibition of collected historical items and traditional buildings. Read more
Lista Museum
The horizontal potholes at Brufjell were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago when the sea level was higher. The potholes lie horizontally… Read more
Hiking to the potholes at the Brufjell caves
Gallery with paintings from a local and eccentric artist from Hidra. Read more
Flekkefjord Museum
Explore the Flekkefjord railway line. Stunning nature scenes offer visitors a great day out. Suitable for the whole family, young children included.… Read more
Rail Biking tour at Flekkefjordbanen
Farsund has 10 kilometres of long, beautiful and striking beaches to offer those who want to enjoy the closeness to the ocean and have fun by the… Read more
The Lista beaches
Sogndalstrand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rogaland. The village has pedestrian streets and small shops and galleries and a… Read more
Sogndalstrand
First day Jøssingfjord-Hellersheia-Rossland From 9:00 am to the evening Today is about exploring in the fjord, visiting the Second War locations and… Read more
Magma Geopark - Memories of the past Tour
Klepp boasts the longest sandy beaches in Norway, 11 km in all, and long stretches of sand dunes with their own special flora and fauna. The entire… Read more
The Jæren beaches - protected landscape area
Jærmuseet Vitengarden (the Science Farm) is an architecturally interesting building, with an activity farm for children. At Vitengarden visitors shall… Read more
Vitengarden (science farm) (Jærmuseet)
Season: all year. By Hafrsfjord, the monument Sverd i fjell (Swords in rock). This was where Harald Fairhair gathered Norway into one kingdom in 872.… Read more
Swords in Rock
Did you know that one of the world's leading mathematicians was born not far from Sandnes? Visit us at «Vitenfabrikken» and explore Abel's sketchbook. Read more
Vitenfabrikken (Jærmuseet)
Utstein Monastery is mentioned in historical records going back to the 9th century, when it was cited as King Harald Fairhair´s garrison after the… Read more
The Utstein Monastery
For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At… Read more
Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace
Snorre's sagas of the kings mention the site where Harald Fairhair is buried. In the nineteenth century it was believed the place described by Snorre… Read more
Haraldshaugen - Norway's national monument
Telemarksvegen
Kristiansand museum, is southern Norway's largest historical museum. Read more
Kristiansand museum
Grasham Farm is the heart of Birkenes Parish Museum. Read more
Grasham Rural Museum in Birkenes
Norway's only peat museum covering production from 1896 to present day, powered by a steam engine from 1907. Read more
Birkenes Bygdemuseum - Myhre Peat Dust Factory
Art exhibitions and sale of handicrafts. Production of Tovdal jewellery. Refreshments available, and play tower for children. Read more
Hillestad Gallery
A place with history from the southern part of Norway. Read more
Frolands Verk
Slick rock, singletrack, short or long cycle rides. The choice is yours! Read more
Canvas hotel - sykkelferie
A GREAT HIKE FOR THOSE WHO ARE light on their feet – the mountainside is steep. Read more
Hægefjell Nissedal
Cycle along the old railroad Treungbanen. A perfect trip for the whole family. Read more
Cycling on an old railroad
Here you can see the four largest Scandinavian carnivores: bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx and smaller predators, birds. New 2015: beaver exhibition. Read more
Elvarheim Museum
What did a prosperous farm in West-Telemark look like about 200 years ago? At Kviteseid museum of local history you will find the answer. Read more
Kviteseid Local History Museum
Let yourself wander through eras and explore your ancestral age in a way seldom seen before. Read more
Z-museum
Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans congregate in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel to the little mountain valley of Morgedal. Read more
Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal
Since the ice-age, rocks and gravel have been swirling around on the riverbanks and formed big potholes. Read more
Potholes
Kviteseid district is located centrally in Western Telemark. The Telemark waterways (Telemark Canal) and the Arendal waterways are distinctive… Read more
The town of Kviteseid
Boattrip on lake Nisser! The veteran boat M/S Fram sails scheduled trips from Vrådal throughout the summer. Read more
Boat trip with MS Fram, Vrådal
Kristiansand - Telemark
Have a leisurely walk through "Posebyen" in Kristiansand, one of Northern Europe's largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses. Read more
City walk in Kristiansand
Kristiansand Zoo - Dyreparken - is the most visited attraction for families with children in Norway. Explore Nordic wilderness and animals like wolf,… Read more
Dyreparken - Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park
This Empire style building from 1827 contains a unique collection of tools, domestic utensils and furniture which presents the lives of our ancestors… Read more
Lillesand Town and Maritime Museum
In 1843, a 15-year-old Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad to work as an apprentice for apothecary Reimann. During the six intense years he lived… Read more
The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad
The science centre in Arendal is great fun for the whole family. Test, design, build and experiment with science. Read more
Vitensenteret - The science centre in Arendal
Ferry between Gjeving and Lyngør, a beautiful island in Southern Norway. Read more
Ferry to Lyngør
The book shops of Tvedestrand offer a treasure of second-hand books for the collector or the enthusiast in a unique atmosphere by the harbour. Read more
The book town Tvedestrand
Overlooking the Risør harbour is a large white rock that offers panoramic views over the harbour and coastline called "Risørflekken". It is Risørs… Read more
Risørflekken sea beacon
The Telemark Canal - one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. Read more
Telemarkskanalen
The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork is a museum where you can see the unique exhibition from 2.ww. as well as the industrial revolution… Read more
Vemork
Gaustabanen is funicular railway inside Gaustatoppen. This is a unique touristattraction, as there is no similar railway to be found in North-Europe. Read more
Gaustabanen
Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway. Read more
Heddal Stave Church
Telemarksvegen (RV 41) from Kristiansand along road 41 to Morgedal is quite an experience. Read more
Telemarksvegen
Dalen Hotel is a beautiful fairytale hotel build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragon heads, towers, pinnacles and balconies. Read more
Historical Dalen Hotel
Suleskarvegen: Setesdal - Stavanger
Suleskarvegen is known as the highest road connection in the south west of Norway. Unforgettable impressions await you; from charming and vibrant… Read more
Suleskarvegen
Kristiansand museum, is southern Norway's largest historical museum. Read more
Kristiansand museum
The Mineral Park is the activity park for the whole family. Read more
Mineralparken - Mineral park
TrollAktiv rafting and activity center in Evje, Southern Norway have over twenty different outdoor sport activities. Read more
TrollAktiv in Evje
Now you have the opportunity not only to see, but also to meet the king of the forest. Visit the elk park Elgtun at the Landeskogen Peace Center in… Read more
Elgtun, Landeskogen - Close encounter with the moose
Narrow gauge preserved railway line (1,067 mm gauge) situated in Vennesla near Kristiansand and using steam locomotives and carriages which are over… Read more
Setesdalsbanen Railway line
The Setesdal Museum at Rysstad , a journey through the culture, history and traditions of Setesdal. Read more
Setesdalsmuseet at Rysstad
Welcome to laughter and joy, pleasant temperatures and a good time in our indoor and outdoor pool where the water holds 30 °C. Read more
Hovden Badeland & Spa (Aqualand & Spa)
Sirdal offers varied and beautiful hiking trails, perfect for shorter day trips as well as overnight stays in the mountain. Read more
Hiking in Sirdal
Day trips Valle is located in the centre of southern Norway, and the area is excellent as a point of departure for trips to nearby attractions.Along… Read more
Daytrip to Lysefjord
Coastline
Risør is a small town along the coastline of Southern Norway, 1,5 hours east of Kristiansand. Risør is known as "the wooden house… Read more
Risør
In Tvedestrand you can stroll between white wooden houses on narrow cobbled streets with a bookshop on every corner. Read more
Tvedestrand
Hotels, restaurants and things to do in Arendal, Southern Norway. Read more
Arendal
Think of Grimstad, and you think of skerries, white-painted wooden houses, festivals, good food, and summer atmosphere. Enjoy lazy days in the sun, a… Read more
Grimstad
Lillesand is the town of the sailing ships and white painted wooden houses, situated just 20 minutes east of Kristiansand. Read more
Lillesand
Kristiansand is the southernmost city in Norway. Kristiansand is also declared the children's city, because of all the funny activities… Read more
Kristiansand
Information about Mandal, where to sleep, what to do, what's on. Accomodation, beaches and live music.  Read more
Mandal
At Lindesnes you will find the southernmost point of Norway, on land, Lindesnes Lighthouse, traces of great vikings and a nice salmon river. Read more
Lindesnes
Visit Lyngdal in Southern Norway and go fishing, shopping, hiking or swimming at Sorlandsbadet and find accommodation at Rosfjord Strandhotell. Read more
Lyngdal
Visit the Farsund and Lista region in Southern Norway and experience hiking, Lista lighthouse, American festival and other attractions. Read more
Farsund and Lista
Experience Flekkefjord: Ride a rail bike through 17 tunnels, visit Hidra or the Dutch Quarter, go hiking or shopping or just relax by the fjords. Read more
Flekkefjord
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