Korshamn is situated 17 km from Lyngdal and is the southernmost fishing village in Norway. For several centuries, the large Northern European trading route went right by the front doors in Korshamn. There was great activity both here and on the surrounding islands. Today, Korshamn is a thriving community with a school and shop. The place has 170 permanent residents and is a popular travel destination.
Korshamn offers accommodation, diving centre, and pleasure boat harbour, and it is possible to take part in deep-sea fishing tours.
Also, the place has a restaurant and an art gallery which is open during the summer season. Outside of Korshamn you will find the island Sutnøy, Kjøpsøy and Sæelør which are popular excursion spots and well worth a visit.
The Korshamn Guest Harbour is a sheltered harbour with several anchoring places, a public house, local shop, fuel water and toilets are found here.
Korshamn Chapel, by a Royal proclamation on May 22nd, 1906 it was given permission to consecrate the already erected chapel for use as church functions and sermons. The chapel has 250 seats, and in the basement there is a kitchen and a small assembly hall. The chapel will be opened by appointment.
Sutnøy is situated between Korshamn and the Rosfjord at the south end of the sea road. The island is a public area and the Lyngdal Boat Association is situated here. You will find a spacious harbour with a beautiful beach for small children. Bar-B-Qs along with tables and benches are situated around the harbour. This makes a perfect place to stay overnight, as it is well sheltered. The island has a distinctive culture landscape. In the valley on the island the houses used to be side by side. Today all wooden buildings are gone. Only the concrete bases are left. This gives a certain character to the island.
The island is situated west of Sælør. The island is a public area containing tour trails in a varied terrain. The Compass rose (rock carving) at the pilots outlook "Fløyet" is dated to about 1550 and is one of the oldest along the coast. Here you will find wharves, sea house, toilet and an open cabin. The visitors are asked to put the boats on anchor at the harbour to give room for as many boats as possible. Bonfires are prohibited, but there are grillplaces to make use of.
THE SÆLØR ISLAND
On the west side of the Grønsfjord, at the mouth of Korshamn you will find Sælør on the south side of the waterway. The currents, wind and weather conditions around Lindesnes have made the experience of "rounding the headland" into a very dangerous area sometimes. This condition is an important explanation of why Sælør´s importance as a sheltered harbour throughout history.
There have been a lot of Norwegian kings and chiefs who have taken shelter here. The first one we know about is Olav Haraldsson, the Saint King, who stayed the winter here in 1028. The last person to visit the islands was King Olav V.
Lindesnes lighthouse and Marøy lighthouse is tied closely to Sælør. The lighthouse inspector for the Twin lighthouses (Tvillingfyrene) lived here for many years. After the time of the pirates there was a navigation school at Sælør. This school was run up to the middle of the 1800s. On the island you find church ruins, a compass rose (rock carving) and a churchyard. 3 middle ages wrecks have been found in the area. In this area diving is prohibited.