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The Best Things to Do in Southern Norway

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Southern Norway

4.1
Zoos · Room Escape Games · Lighthouses

Popular things to do in Southern Norway

Dyreparken ©
Zoo
Dyreparken Kristiansand
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
Baneheia ©
Biking Trail
Baneheia Kristiansand
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Ravnedalen Naturpark ©
Wildlife Area
Ravnedalen Naturpark Kristiansand
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Odderoya ©
Island
Odderoya Kristiansand
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Visit diverse communities, explore lush nature, and go on a sailing trip around the scenic shores of Southern Norway. Life here is largely focused on the coast, and many of the region’s settlements are located by the sea. Larger cities like Kristiansand and Arendal are the area's cultural and economic centers, offering all the amenities of urban surroundings, with plenty of sightseeing and entertainment opportunities. Other coastal settlements are mainly peaceful port towns, where life goes at slower pace. Further inland, you can find a selection of idyllic villages, where many of the locals still practice traditional crafts, and where you can visit different historical attractions. This area is a prime destination for spending time outdoors, fishing in lakes and rivers, hiking, and enjoying winter sports. Plan trip to Norway with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Historic Sites in Southern Norway

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Lindesnes Fyr ©
Lighthouse
Lindesnes Fyr Spangereid
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Kristiansand Domkirke ©
Religious Site
Kristiansand Domkirke Kristiansand
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Lista Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Lista Lighthouse Farsund
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Christiansholm Festning ©
Historic Site
Christiansholm Festning Kristiansand
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Southern Norway

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Aquarama Bad ©
Water Park
Aquarama Bad Kristiansand
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vitensenteret Sorlandet Arendal ©
Children’s Museum
Vitensenteret Sorlandet Arendal Arendal
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sjosanden ©
Beach
Sjosanden Mandal
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Sorlandsbadet ©
Water Park
Sorlandsbadet Lyngdal Municipality
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Southern Norway

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Kristiansand Cannon Museum ©
Military Museum
Kristiansand Cannon Museum Kristiansand
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kristiansand Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kristiansand Museum Kristiansand
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Knaben Mining Museum
Specialty Museum
Knaben Mining Museum Knaben
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Southern Norway

Hike to Skrelia
Hiking Trail
Hike to Skrelia Lyngdal Municipality
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Lyseveien to Lysebotn
Hiking Trail
Lyseveien to Lysebotn Sirdal Municipality
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Beach
Grimstad's Archipelago Grimstad
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Fjellvaaken Shooting center
Fun & Games
Fjellvaaken Shooting center Hovden
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Southern Norway

Hove and Spornes
Hiking Trail
Hove and Spornes Arendal
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Fevik via Hasseltangen
Hiking Trail
Fevik via Hasseltangen Grimstad
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Kjerlingland Hest- og Aktivitetsgard AS ©
Equestrian Trail
Kjerlingland Hest- og Aktivitetsgard AS Lillesand
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hovdenuten ©
Hiking Trail
Hovdenuten Hovden
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

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Places to visit in Southern Norway

Kristiansand Trip planner BEST FOR: Zoo, Room Escape Game, Wildlife Area Arendal Trip planner BEST FOR: Children’s Museum, Hiking Trail, Church Grimstad Trip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Beach, Brewery Hovden Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Spa, Fun & Games Spangereid Trip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, Gift & Specialty Shop, Landmark