Southern Norway tailor-made holidays
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
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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Where to go in Southern Norway
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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