Cobblestone streets, an idyllic archipelago, and Norway’s version of the flatiron building await in Tvedestrand, the book town by the Skagerrak strait.
Located between Arendal and Risør in Southern Norway, Tvedestrand oozes of small-town charm and seaside vibes. You’ll find antiquarian bookshops on every corner, with second-hand treasures that transport you to new worlds on every page.
Luckily, the fairy tale doesn’t end when you close the book. Here, you can stroll down cobblestone streets between old wooden houses that cling to steep hills. In the quaint city centre, you’ll find Strykejernet, which might be the narrowest house in the country.
A trip to Tvedestrand is not complete before you’ve explored the idyllic archipelago, which is part of the maritime national park Raet. Take a ferry to the car-free islands Sandøya and Lyngør, or enjoy Tvedestrand’s outdoor aquapark during summer.
To take in some culture during your visit, make your way to the well-preserved Næs Ironworks museum, one of the technical and industrial cultural heritage sites in Norway, or the Tvedestrand museum, located in one of the town’s oldest buildings.
Get in-depth travel information on Tvedestrand’s official webpage.
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There are daily departures from Oslo and Stavanger stopping at Nelaug, where you can change for a train to Arendal, located around 30 minutes by bus from Tvedestrand.
Express buses from Kristiansand and Oslo stop along the E18 near Tvedestrand. From there, you can take a local bus or jump in a taxi.
You can travel by ferry to Kristiansand from Hirtshals in Denmark or to Sandefjord from Strömstad in Sweden and continue your journey towards Tvedestrand by bus.
You can drive to Tvedestrand via the E18 road.
The nearest airports are Kristiansand Airport and Torp Sandefjord Airport. Both have bus connections to Tvedestrand.
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