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Lillesand

Travel Guide

This region boasts rocky shorelines, exciting islands, narrow straits and sheltered lagoons – a holiday paradise just a short distance from home.

Experience idyllic days in a small Southern Norwegian town with whitewashed houses and narrow streets. The region provides excellent hiking opportunities and has many trails to explore. There are also several lookout points where you can admire the scenery, including Vardeheia and Fløresteinen. Enjoy lazy days by or on the sea, then treat yourself to an ice cream on the pier.

Lillesand is a town in Aust-Agder with a population of around 10,000, but this increases substantially in summer. In the surrounding Hisåsen region you can visit soapstone quarries that date back to the Viking Period, or visit the famous Kassenkanalen, a 650-feet canal connecting two arms of a fjord.

A visit to Lillesand by- og sjøfartsmuseum (Lillesand Town and Maritime Museum) will teach you more about the town and the fishing industry in the region, or head to Saltholmen fyr (Saltholmen Lighthouse) –you can even stay overnight to properly experience life in a lighthouse. Make sure to visit the Meta Hansen Sculpture Park, where you can see several works by the famous Norwegian sculptor Bård Breivik.

The region offers plenty of hiking opportunities and the tourist association, Lillesand og Omegn Turistforening, has placed books at key walk points so you can log your visit and enter a prize draw. If you want to experience more of the archipelago, take a trip on one of the liners that run the Blindleia route from Lillesand to Kristiansand.

Lillesand is only 20 miles from Kristiansand and the journey between the two towns takes around half an hour by car. There is no train station in Lillesand, but a regular bus service runs from nearby towns. The closest airport is Oslo Torp Airport, which has flights from the UK – it takes less than two and a half hours to drive to Lillesand from here.

You do not always have to travel far to experience an idyllic holiday. Enjoy exciting days in the archipelago and an authentic Norwegian holiday in Lillesand.

Motell Sørlandet
Motell Sørlandet
2.5 out of 5
Vallesverdveien 800, Hovag, Lillesand, Aust-Agder
The price is £40 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Situated in Lillesand, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Badestranda, Kristiansand Zoo and Sørlandssenteret. Hamresanden and Ansgarkapellet are also within ...
2.7/5 (42 reviews)
"Through a failure in the programming on the expedia.com web side I was charged double for the motel. I noticed it a week later on my bank account. I informed expedia support about this issue. They contacted the employee of the motel. To my surprise, they refused to transfer my extra payment back. ..."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Motell Sørlandet
Hotel Norge Lillesand
Hotel Norge Lillesand
Strandgt 3, Lillesand
Fully refundable
The price is £109 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Located in the heart of Lillesand, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bystranda, S.N. Hansen's Park and Lillesand Town Hall. Kristiansand Zoo and Morvigsanden ...
4.3/5Excellent! (53 reviews)
"Historic building with convenient location and parking overlooking waterfront and within walking distance of everything in downtown Lillesand."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

Hotel Norge Lillesand
4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
3.5 out of 5
KVÅSE, Lillesand, Agder
Situated in Lillesand, this holiday home is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Sørlandssenteret and within 9 miles (15 km) of Buane and Hamresanden. Ansgarkapellet and University ...
4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
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4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
3.5 out of 5
KVÅSE, Lillesand, Agder
Situated in Lillesand, this holiday home is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Sørlandssenteret and within 9 miles (15 km) of Buane and Hamresanden. Ansgarkapellet and University ...
4 Star Holiday Home in Høvåg
4 Bedroom Accommodation in Lillesand
4 Bedroom Accommodation in Lillesand
Østre Kystvej, Lillesand, Agder
Situated in Lillesand, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Lillesand Town Hall, S.N. Hansen's Park and Bystranda. Morvigsanden and Groos Recreation ...
4 Bedroom Accommodation in Lillesand
7 Person Holiday Home in Høvåg
7 Person Holiday Home in Høvåg
4 out of 5
HÆSTAD, Lillesand, Agder
Situated in Lillesand, this holiday home is within 12 miles (20 km) of Badestranda, Kristiansand Zoo and Buane. Sørlandssenteret and Hamresanden are also within ...
7 Person Holiday Home in Høvåg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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