Holiday home: Farsund

Holiday home: Farsund, Vest-Agder, Southern Norway/Sørlandet, Norway

Holiday home facilities

30 m
Fishing house: Holiday cottage with cleaning table, boat incl. or for rent, freezing facilities of 60 litres as a minimum and 2 km max to fishing area.
Max. 10 kg fish/pers.
Boat for rent
View over water (sea or lake)
Woodburn. stove
German TV: ARD, ZDF.
1 bathroom
Built 1975
12 km to restaurant
12 km to grocer's
30 m to fishing possibilities (coast)
House no. 55768
House Category: ★★


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House description

OTCovered terrace
OLiving room
SPDining room
1 living room: 20 m², wood-burning stove, radio, TV, satellite dish
2 bedroom: 2 beds, 1 bed and 2 bunk beds
kitchen area: electric cooker, fridge, freezer 140 - 199 l., coffee funnel
Bath/WC: biological toilet, wash basin, shower
and: terrace, covered terrace, electric heating, garden grill, natural plot 1000 m², mixed furnishings, panoramic view over water, non-smoking house
Can be rented: Motorboat 16 fod w/motor 6 HP NOK 750

About the holiday home

The cottage sits in a sunny spot with a large terrace facing south-west. Boats are tied to the dock below and here you'll find a fish cleaning table. The ocean is rich with fish and is very popular among sport fishers. Unit 55765, 55767 and 55762 are located next to you, and you can rent several of these cottages if you are a large group travelling together. Farsund is a charming little town that sizzles with life in summer. There are many eateries and shops to explore. You can find your own secret spot in the archipelago outside Farsund. This area is famous for its beaches, its scenery and history. Great options for hiking and you can walk up to mountains and hills nearby, where you can pick mushroom.

About the area

About Farsund

Soft sandy beaches and a weather exposed coast

Farsund municipality has three central towns; Farsund, Vanse and Vestbygda. Shipping, fishing and farming have been important industries for the population in Farsund. Since ancient times, people here have lived off the coast, and the numerous rock engravings show how close the region of Listalandet have been connected to the sea. Farsund is today the county's biggest farming municipality. The nature here varies, consisting of a rough coast, mighty mountains, soft sandy beaches and large hardwood forests. Many artists have found inspiration in Listalandet. Shipping in its modern terms, grew big at the end of the sixteen hundreds, and by the turn of the century, 50 boats belonged to Farsund. These boats were also important privateers during the war from 1807 to 1814.

Loshavn and Eikvåg

South of Farsund is Loshavn – a small town with some of Southern Norway’s best kept wooden buildings. The beautiful harbour’s history dates back to the early 18th century. During the Napoleonic War (1807 – 1814), Loshavn was a central privateer harbour, and continued to develop throughout this century especially during the rich herring period in the 1820s and 30s. Loshavn was at that time heavily trafficked and up to 11 pilot boats could be stationed here at the same time. Behind Losvåg lies Eikvåg, a safe harbour to anchor up in during bad weather or when the sea froze. Eikvåg was first mentioned in the protocol from the 17th century, but the first census was carried out in 1706, when the Danish king wanted to know how many potential soldiers he had. At that time, 9 families lived in Eikvåg. Eikvåg’s first customs control station was established in 1770.


Lista lighthouse is a cathedral of the coast. It sits outermost on the flat “Lista-land” and was first lighted November 10th 1836. Vsitors can enjoy salty ocean air accompanied by the sound of lapping waves, or on stormy days: experience waves high as houses crashing against land.

The Rock Engravings in Penne

Listalandet is known for its many relics, and one of the most important sites is Pennefeltet. 3000 year old engravings of ship figures, bowl pits and foot prints, are evidence of old settlements. There are also house ruins from the Great Migration. Burial mounds and farms from the Iron Age are also found in the area.

Water Sports

The coast along Lista encourages visitors to have exciting experiences. On a summer day, the wind may stroke softly along the beach or be strong enough for people to enjoy the challenges of water sports. The unique wind conditions make the beaches very popular for windsurfing. There are also good conditions for diving down to old ship wrecks scattered along the coast’s bottom. There is plenty of fish to catch as well, so long days on the water is recommended.

About Syd Norge/Sørlandet

Holidays in Southern Norway

Southern Norway's archipelago is made up of islets, small islands and sheltered coves. A distinctive feature of Southern Norway's coastal strip are the characteristic little white towns and villages like Risør, Tvedestrand, Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, Mandal, Farsund and Flekkefjord. The towns are very distinctive with their white-painted timber houses, and photogenic cobbled streets and alleyways. Kristiansand is the biggest town in Southern Norway and unofficial capital of the region. It also has the same characteristic white timber houses. The district of Posebyen in the centre of Kristiansand is a clear example that Kristiansand is also typical of the villages and towns of Southern Norway, despite its size.

Southern Norway - more than sun and islands.

But Southern Norway is more than sun, islands and picture-postcard villages. In the land between sea and mountains, you will also find long valleys and fertile uplands. A tidy cultural landscape and extensive forest and heathland areas are the 'hidden secrets' of Southern Norway.

This is where you can find some of the country's best salmon rivers, calm mountain lakes perfect for kayaking trips, mountain hikes with stunning views, and a huge variety of activities to choose from. This part of Southern Norway provides an interesting contrast to the holiday atmosphere of the coast. All you have to do is decide how active you want your holiday to be. High-adrenaline waterfall adventures on steep mountains with exciting rapids? Or quiet as a mouse in your quest for the ultimate encounter with a beaver? A variety of companies in Southern Norway offer activities ranging from elk and beaver safaris, to rafting, mountain climbing, canoeing and kayaking. Both beside the coast and in the mountains are a number of excellent golf courses.

Culture and festivals

World-famous authors and artists like Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun and Gustav Vigeland had connections with Southern Norway. Every year, several theatre and music festivals are held in the region. The Risør Chamber Music Festival has received international acclaim, and is a showcase for world-class musicians. In the galleries and arts and crafts outlets you can find everything from kitsch to provocative contemporary art. Many renowned artists live and work in the region.

Loads for kids:

Southern Norway is the perfect region for children. It has Kristiansand Zoo, where you can find a forest climbing park, aqua park, playgrounds, rafting, heaps of hay for jumping in, and not least exotic animals - enough to keep the kids entertained throughout their holiday. Kristiansand Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in Norway, but Southern Norway also has numerous other theme parks and activity parks. Southern Norway is the perfect region for children, and you don't have far to go between all its numerous highlights. Sun and sand in the summer - although as we all know, the sun doesn't always cooperate. So if the sun goes in or if you're visiting Southern Norway outside the swimming season, there still are plenty of activities to enjoy, no matter what the weather is doing.

Hiking and cycling in Southern Norway

Outside the towns and villages, there tend to be excellent, well-marked trails in stunning natural surroundings. If you're looking for a bigger challenge, there is a huge variety of hiking routes in the forests and mountains. Kristiansand and Oppland Tourist Association have cabins and way-marked trails throughout the mountain region. Many of the trails and paths are also ideal for bikes. Cycle route no. 3, from Kristiansand to Hovden, is suitable for the entire family. It takes you into beautiful natural scenery, with sights and activities all along the way. Cycle route no. 1 runs from Flekkefjord to Risør - 1 past white-painted Southern Norwegian villages and areas of natural beauty. The cycle routes are well signposted and shown on special maps.


All along the coast, there is no charge for fishing, and the waters are rich in cod, coalfish, mackerel and many other species. You can fish independently or with local boatmen who know the area.

Winter in a holiday home in Norway

The mountains and downhill ski resorts are much closer than most people think. Only one hour's drive from the centre of Kristiansand, you can find ski slopes. After a longer drive up into Setesdal valley, you arrive in Hovden, one of the country's most popular winter sports centres, around 800 metres above sea level. We also have the famous downhill ski resort of Sirdal, which is a short drive from Egersund or Stavanger. Åseral is the closest winter destination if you're travelling from Kristiansand, only an hour and a half by car, surrounded by spectacular natural scenery - and Brokke is on the way to Hovden. All of the resorts have skiing instructors and ski equipment for hire.

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