©

Arendal trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Norway  /  Southern Norway  /  Aust-Agder  /  Arendal

Arendal

4.1
Children’s Museums · Hiking Trails · Churches
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Arendal belongs to the region of Sørlandet.The town of Arendal is the administrative center of the municipality and also of Aust-Agder county. Other villages in the municipality include Tromøy, Rykene, Eydehavn, Strengereid, Kongshamn, Kilsund, and Hisøy.The offices of UNEP/GRID-Arendal are located in the town of Arendal.General informationOrigin of the nameThe Old Norse form of the name was probably Arnardalr. The first element is the genitive case of ǫrn, 'eagle' and the last element is dalr, meaning 'valley' or 'dale'.Coat-of-armsThe coat-of-arms were granted on 7 November 1924 (based upon an older seal). The arms show a sailing ship as a symbol for the importance of fisheries and sailing to the local economy. A ship appeared on the oldest known seal of the town, dating back to the 17th century. In the late 19th and early 20th century the arms showed the ship in the upper part and a landscape with the coat of arms of Norway in the base of the shield.
Customize your holiday with our Norway journey planning site to create an adventure that suits you.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Arendal

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Arendal

See all ›
Hiking Trail
Hove and Spornes
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Children’s Museum
Vitensenteret Sorlandet Arendal
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Farm
Smag & Behag Bjellandstrand
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Church
Trinity Church
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Arendal

©
Zoo
Dyreparken Kristiansand
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
©
Biking Trail
Baneheia Kristiansand
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Wildlife Area
Ravnedalen Naturpark Kristiansand
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Island
Odderoya Kristiansand
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Arendal

©
Children’s Museum
KUBEN - Aust-Agder Museum Og Arkiv
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Unwrapped Butikkafe
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Specialty Museum
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Church
Tromoy Church
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Arendal

©
Specialty Museum
Klockers Hus
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Eydehavn Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Arendal

©
Lighthouse
Store Torungen Fyr
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Trails in Arendal

©
Biking Trail
Hisoy Route
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Arendal