14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Norway vacation planner

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Kristiansand
— 4 nights
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Arendal
— 2 nights
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Bygland Municipality
— 2 nights
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Hovden
— 2 nights
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Sirdal Municipality
— 1 night
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Flekkefjord
— 2 nights
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Kristiansand

— 4 nights
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 Oddernes Church. Escape the urban bustle at Ravnedalen Naturpark and Odderoya. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Baneheia, cool off at Aquarama Bad, get outside with Fiskebrygga, and have fun at Aquarama Trening.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kristiansand trip itinerary website.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Kristiansand is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Groningen in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kristiansand, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Arendal.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Arendal

— 2 nights
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 Butikkafe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally trek along Hove and Spornes.

For more things to do 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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Bygland Municipality

— 2 nights
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.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, 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 · Tours

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Hovden

— 2 nights
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 and then have fun at Fjellvaaken Shooting center.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hovden trip planner.

Getting from Bygland Municipality to Hovden by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Sirdal Municipality.

Things to do in Hovden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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Sirdal Municipality

— 1 night
On the 29th (Thu), catch some excitement at Sirdal Skisenter and then stroll through Lyseveien to Lysebotn.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, 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

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Winter Sports
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Flekkefjord

— 2 nights
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 photos, maps, traveler tips, 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 · Nature

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Southern Norway travel guide

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Zoos · Room Escape Games · Lighthouses
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.