14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Groningen
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Kristiansand
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Arendal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bygland Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hovden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sirdal Municipality
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Flekkefjord
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Groningen

4
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jegersberg HIking Trail and Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne. Escape the urban bustle at Ravnedalen Naturpark and Island of Skjernoy Bike Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Baneheia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dyreparken, enjoy some diversion at Aquarama Trening, and step off the mainland to explore Odderoya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kristiansand road trip planning app.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Kristiansand is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Groningen in August: highs in Kristiansand hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arendal.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Kassen Canal, Island of Skjernoy Bike Trail
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Ravnedalen Naturpark ©
Ravnedalen Naturpark
Baneheia ©
Baneheia
Fiskebrygga ©
Fiskebrygga

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Arendal

Arendal ©
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad, then trek along Fevik via Hasseltangen, and then kick back and relax at Grimstad's Archipelago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Nogne O, then stop by Unwrapped, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally trek along Hove and Spornes.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Arendal tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kristiansand to Arendal takes an hour. In August in Arendal, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bygland Municipality.

Things to do in Arendal

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grimstad
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Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Nogne O ©
Nogne O
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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Bygland Municipality

Bygland Municipality ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Elgtun and then glide peacefully along the water with Trollaktiv. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): hike along Hiking in Evje and Hornnes, take in the dramatic scenery at Rjukanfossen Waterfall, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hillestad Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bygland Municipality trip planner.

You can drive from Arendal to Bygland Municipality in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Hovden.

Things to do in Bygland Municipality

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Evje, Amli
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Trollaktiv ©
Trollaktiv
Rjukanfossen Waterfall ©
Rjukanfossen Waterfall
Elgtun ©
Elgtun

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Hovden

Hovden ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bykle Old Church, then admire the sheer force of Gloppefossen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hovdenuten. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Hovden Alpinsenter, enjoy some diversion at Fjellvaaken Shooting center, and then see human ingenuity at work at The Vatnedalen Dams.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hovden road trip site.

You can drive from Bygland Municipality to Hovden in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sirdal Municipality.

Things to do in Hovden

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gloppefossen, Bykle Old Church
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Hovdenuten ©
Hovdenuten
Hovden Alpinsenter ©
Hovden Alpinsenter
Bykle Old Church ©
Bykle Old Church

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Sirdal Municipality

Sirdal Municipality ©
On the 29th (Thu), catch some excitement at Sirdal and then stroll through Lyseveien to Lysebotn.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirdal Municipality sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hovden to Sirdal Municipality in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flekkefjord.

Things to do in Sirdal Municipality

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Sirdal ©
Sirdal

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Flekkefjord

Flekkefjord ©
Flekkefjord is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Lindesnes Fyr, then hike along Hike to Skrelia, and then steep yourself in history at The Dutch Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Brufjell Hulene and then take in the awesome beauty at Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Flekkefjord online trip maker.

You can drive from Sirdal Municipality to Flekkefjord in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flekkefjord

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hike to Skrelia, Lindesnes Fyr
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Lindesnes Fyr ©
Lindesnes Fyr