14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

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14 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Drive:  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:  9​h 30​min
End: Groningen

4
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jegersberg HIking Trail and Island of Skjernoy Bike Trail. Visiting Baneheia and Dyreparken will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ravnedalen Naturpark, enjoy some diversion at Aquarama Trening, view the masterpieces at Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne, and head off the coast to Odderoya.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kristiansand road trip planning app .

Groningen, The Netherlands to Kristiansand is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. While traveling from Groningen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kristiansand, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel 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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Baneheia ©
Baneheia
Ravnedalen Naturpark ©
Ravnedalen Naturpark
Odderoya ©
Odderoya

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Arendal

Arendal ©
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad, then hike along Fevik via Hasseltangen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grimstad's Archipelago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Nogne O, then stop by Unwrapped, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally stroll through Hove and Spornes.

Make your Arendal itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kristiansand to Arendal in an hour. August in Arendal sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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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nights
Bygland Municipality

Bygland Municipality ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): meet the residents at Elgtun and then relax and float downstream with TrollAktiv. Keep things going the next day: trek along Hiking in Evje and Hornnes, take in the dramatic scenery at Rjukanfossen Waterfall, and then shop like a local with Hillestad Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bygland Municipality trip itinerary app .

Drive from Arendal to Bygland Municipality in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hovden.

Things to do in Bygland Municipality

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Evje, Amli
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TrollAktiv ©
TrollAktiv
Rjukanfossen Waterfall ©
Rjukanfossen Waterfall
Elgtun ©
Elgtun

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Hovden

Hovden ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bykle Old Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Gloppefossen, and then hike along Hovdenuten. On your second day here, stroll through Hovden Alpinsenter, then have fun at Fjellvaaken Shooting center, and then see human ingenuity at work at The Vatnedalen Dams.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hovden road trip app .

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

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

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night
Sirdal Municipality

Sirdal Municipality ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hit the slopes at Tjoerhomfjellet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lyseveien to Lysebotn.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sirdal Municipality trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hovden to Sirdal Municipality takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 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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Tjoerhomfjellet ©
Tjoerhomfjellet

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Flekkefjord

Flekkefjord ©
Flekkefjord is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Lindesnes Fyr, hike along Hike to Skrelia, and then steep yourself in history at The Dutch Town. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Brufjell Hulene and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell.

Before you visit Flekkefjord, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hike to Skrelia, Lindesnes Fyr
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Lindesnes Fyr ©
Lindesnes Fyr