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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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