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Kristiansand, Norway

Southern Norway

Scandinavian charm, off the beaten track

Southern Norway tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Southern Norway is a fine summer holiday destination, known for its pretty harbour towns with white-painted houses and a craggy coastline. It might not have the wild drama of other parts of Norway, but its skerries, forests, inlets and family-friendly beaches make this a popular place among Norwegians. Many have summer cabins here, which they use as a base for camping, sailing, walking and swimming.

The largest town in the region is the lively port of Kristiansand. It's a good starting point for visiting Southern Norway's various attractions, such as the country's southernmost point at Lindesnes. Another local highlight is the small harbour town of Grimstad, where the celebrated dramatist Henrik Ibsen lived for six years and which features as a setting in some of his best-known plays.

From Kristiansand it's just a short hop across the North Sea to Denmark. So creating a tailor-made tour that incorporates attractions in both Scandinavian countries is another option for travellers to Southern Norway.

Top itineraries in Southern Norway

The Southern Fjords Self-Drive

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,365 pp incl. flights

Take in the best of Norway's southern fjords as you hop between wide, sandy beaches and waterfalls framed by towering cliffs, all the while staying in hotels hand-picked for their superb locations.

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Top places to stay in Southern Norway

Strand Hotel Fevik

Accommodation

With a delightful mix of modern and historical architecture, Southern Norway’s finest scenery, a sleek wellness centre and a bounty of activities, Strand Hotel Fevik is the closest to a ‘Mediterranean holiday’ in Norway.

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Where to go in Southern Norway

Kristiansand

The port of Kristiansand is Norway's fifth largest city and the gateway to Southern Norway. Museums, harbourside restaurants and family-friendly beaches make it a pleasant place to spend a few days winding down at the end of a more extensive Norway travel itinerary, or as a leisurely short break de…

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When to go to Southern Norway

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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