|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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
Many alternatives including youth hostels, camp sites and hotels.
Approximately 80 km (along the main route).
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.