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aust agder, krageroe, risoer, arendal

KRAGERØ - RISØR - ARENDAL

How to get there:

Take the bus or train from Oslo or Kristiansand to Kragerø or Arendal. You can also take the boat from Kristiansand and Oslo which stops off at most ports along the route.



Nature:

Characterised by flat islets and skerries in idyllic coastal scenery, where deposits from the last Ice Age have marked the landscape. In this area, you will find Jomfruland (a moraine ridge), a seven kilometre long island to the east of Kragerø.

There are many beaches and sloping rocks which are wonderful for swimming and sunbathing. Sheltered skerries with good harbours, and quite a flat area, rising to no more than 100 metres above sea level. Risørspot (Risørflekken) a landmark for the ships in Skagerak. Wooden boats reaching as far as the eye can see. Framed by the white houses of Sørlandet.

Culture:

Various kinds of art have been, and continue to be, created along this stretch of coast. From Kragerø with Theodor Kittelsen´s house (he lived and worked in Sigdal), to Risør with its galleries and Arendal with the 18th century settlement at Tyholmen.

Arendal was an important harbour town for trade and timber and in 1870 it boasted the country´s largest fleet. Local residents have taken great care looking after the picturesque, wooden buildings along the coastline. In 1991, Lyngør was selected as Europe´s best-kept village. In Tvedestrand, you will find white houses painted in the Empire style linked by narrow streets and alleys.


Aust-Agder County
(better map are coming)


Recommended type of bike:

The route takes you on tarmac roads and is not too difficult. You can use any type of bike on this stretch.

Overnight accommodation:

Many alternatives including youth hostels, camp sites and hotels.

Total distance:

Approximately 80 km (along the main route).

Further intormation:

Contact the Tourist Information Offices in

Kragerø +47 35 98 23 88

Risør +47 37 15 22 70 / 37 15 85 60

Tvedestrand +47 37 16 11 01

Arendal +47 37 02 21 93.