Know More About Norway’s South Coast

Disregard profound fjords and rough mountains, Norway’s south coast is a gentler superbly untainted, scene.

In the late spring, Norwegians take their days off on the south coast, meandering aimlessly in the backwoods, walking around slopes, swimming in minor lakes and investigating the islands.

Toward the start of October, it’s despite everything warm, except there’s no traffic on the streets and I have the spot to myself. I land on a non-stop departure from London Stansted in Kristiansand, Norway’s fifth biggest city, and I’m soon out and about traveling west.

Lindesnes Lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse Steps

Lindesnes Lighthouse Steps

At the most southerly purpose of territory Norway is Lindesnes Fyr, the primary beacon in the nation, worked by the King of Denmark in 1656. It’s the place the North Sea meets the Baltic and, as you may anticipate, it’s a tough spot.

For many years, the guardians needed to drag coal as far as possible up to keep the light sparkling. In 1915 it was supplanted by an iron structure and an electric light. It’s despite everything working today and there’s an exhibition hall and a fantastic eatery. You can even go through the night in the beacon attendant’s house.

Café Under

Enter over the ground to

Submerged café

Around 20 minutes’ drive east in the town of Lindesnes is the building wonder of Restaurant Under. As the name infers it’s the world’s biggest submerged eatery and opened in April 2019.

It was based ashore and afterward brought down to sit on the ocean depths, 5.5 meters under the surface. One divider is clear glass so you watch the fish, even hear them eating, and the plan is wood and woven materials. It resembles a living film, with ocean life as the motion picture, and the menu mirrors the submerged seasons. You’ll need to book as the café has just 40 spreads with one sitting. Remain nearby at Lindesnes Havhotell so you don’t need to drive.

Boen Manor

Boen Manor Interior

Boen Manor Interior

Heading back east, simply outside Kristiansand, is Boen Manor, arranged on the banks of the Tovdalselva River. There’s salmon angling here and that is one of the principle attractions.

The primary house was worked in 1813 and has been totally reestablished. Visitors can remain here or in new convenience directly by the stream, where you see the salmon bounce from your window.

The nourishment in the café is neighborhood and regular – Chef Tomasz Rochon utilizes the vegetables, apples, berries, herbs, and nectar from the grounds, the salmon originates from the waterway and the sheep eats in the encompassing glades.

Canvas Hove

Canvas Hove Yurts

After such an excess of eating, I’m quick to test a portion of the open air exercises, so I drive further east to Canvas Hove, arranged right on the sea.

You can bring your own tent yet much better to remain in one of the lavish Mongolian Yurts, complete with copper shower, extra large beds, wood-terminated broiler and protected dividers and roofs.

The sea shore is close and I investigate the Raet National Park by electric bicycle, pushing through the woodland on Arendal’s best path. Later I move into a two-man Kayak and oar around the islands.


Sandøya Boatyard

Sandøya Boatyard

Around 40 km upper east is the island of Sandøya which has no streets and no association with the territory. I leave my vehicle at Hagefjorden brygge, take a short ship ride and afterward get a corroded old bicycle. The island is minor, simply 1.5 square miles, so it’s not far to my inn, Inni Granskogen, delightfully arranged on the banks of a little lake. Just around 200 individuals live here, a large portion of them craftsmans or pontoon manufacturers yet there’s still some angling.

Sandøya Lobster

Sandøya Lobster

It’s the primary day of the lobster season so I fearless the components and set out on a little vessel to perceive what’s in the pots. Disappointingly the lobsters are female with eggs so we need to toss them back.


This will be my last stop, another 40km north, and it doesn’t frustrate. Risør is as yet an angling port, its white wooden houses crouching around the harbor with pine woodlands behind. It dates from 1723, making it perhaps the most seasoned town along the southern coast and blossomed with timber and shipbuilding.

When these vanished there was no cash for redevelopment so the delightful old houses endure. The 16 suites of the Det Lille Hotel are situated in memorable structures all through the town and are dazzlingly outfitted with collectibles. A supper of crisp lobster, crab, shrimps and mussels is an ideal method to end my visit.