20 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

20 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Kristiansand
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Farsund
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hovden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Arendal
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Seattle

6
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gimle Gard and Ansgarkapellet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oddernes Church and Som Church. Explore Kristiansand's surroundings by going to Mandal (Buen Kulturhus, Mandal Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of D/S Hestmanden, see the interesting displays at Arkivet - Gestapos hovedkvarter, contemplate the waterfront views at The Kassen Canal, and stroll around Myren Gard.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kristiansand online vacation planner.

Seattle, USA to Kristiansand is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Kristiansand, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Kristiansand hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Farsund.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mandal, Kulturhuset i Vennesla, The Kassen Canal
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Gimle Gard ©
Gimle Gard
Ansgarkapellet ©
Ansgarkapellet
Oddernes Church ©
Oddernes Church

3
nights
Farsund

Farsund ©
Farsund is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Dutch Town and Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hervoll Molle and Lista Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Farsund side-trips: Brufjell Hulene (in Flekkefjord) and Rafoss Waterfall (in Kvinesdal Municipality). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hike to Skrelia and expand your understanding of the military at Nordberg Fort.

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

Drive from Kristiansand to Farsund in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hovden.

Things to do in Farsund

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flekkefjord, Rafoss Waterfall, Hike to Skrelia
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Lista Lighthouse ©
Lista Lighthouse
Nordberg Fort ©
Nordberg Fort

3
nights
Hovden

Hovden ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lyseveien to Lysebotn and Fjellvaaken Shooting center. Step out of Hovden with an excursion to Gloppefossen in Rysstad--about 44 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hovden trip maker app.

You can drive from Farsund to Hovden in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arendal.

Things to do in Hovden

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Setesdalsmuseet, Bykle Old Church, Gloppefossen, Lyseveien to Lysebotn
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Hovdenuten ©
Hovdenuten

6
nights
Arendal

Arendal ©
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Get some historical perspective at Trinity Church and Fjaere Kirke. Museum-lovers will get to explore Naes Ironworks Museum and Hillestad Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arendal: Grimstad (Homborsund Lighthouse & Groos Recreation Ground) and Rjukanfossen Waterfall (in Amli). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grimstad's Archipelago, take an in-depth tour of The Maritime Museum in Aust-Agder, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromoy Church, and see the interesting displays at Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arendal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hovden to Arendal takes 3.5 hours. June in Arendal sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arendal

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimstad, Amli, Naes Ironworks Museum
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Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad ©
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad

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