NB. Norway will close its borders to foreign visitors from 12pm Thursday 12th March
NB. Norway will close its borders to foreign visitors from 12pm Thursday 12th March
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This holiday cottage is located furthest out in Tranevåg. The furniture has been kept in an old, traditional style. This is truly a wonderland for fishing enthusiasts. Boats are available for rent, book directly through the rental company. See the driving directions (received after booking) for contact details. Rent the 18 ft Hansvik boat with 40 hp Yamaha motor, wind screen, hood, fishfinder and all the necessary safety equipment and anchor. Or the 16 ft With boat with 25 hp Yamaha motor, safety equipment and anchor. Rent life jackets for NOK 20 each. The boats are located in Farsund 20 km away, but can be transported to the house with a fee of NOK 500. The fjord is rich with fish and there are several places to fish from shore. Farsund is a charming gem on the south coast of Norway, buzzing with people in summer. There are several restaurants and shops to explore. The area is famous for its sandy beaches and wonderful nature and history. You can go hiking directly from the cottage, where you will find plenty of mushroom to pick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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We look forward to the Corona situation being resolved and once again allowing for free travel activity without risk of infection and wish you and your family all the best.
Shortly after having booked your holiday accommodation through DanCenter, you will receive your booking confirmation. This confirmation is your voucher and contains all necessary information. On the first page you will find the address of the holiday home and the place for key collection. In the middle of the page you will find the driving directions explaining where to collect the key. At the bottom there is a detachable card for ordering miscellaneous extras, which may be useful during your holiday. On the following pages you will find the invoice for the stay as well as an in-payment form stating due date.
On arrival at the key collection place you must present your voucher, and you will receive your key for the holiday home. Often consumption related costs such as electricity, water and the like are included in the rental amount. Otherwise you will also receive a utility sheet/envelope where to state the meter readings for above mentions consumptions at arrival as well as at departure.
If you wish to rent a boat or engine, you must order it min. one month before arrival.
Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the arrival day. If you expect to arrive at another time of day, please make arrangements with the key collection place/person. Contact information will be found on the voucher.
On the detachable card at the bottom of the voucher you can order extras. Please notice that only extras mentioned in the house description can only be ordered. All holiday homes are equipped with the tableware and kitchen utensils necessary for the number of persons for which the house is meant. You can bring your own bed linen, tea towels, table cloths etc. or you can order it, if mentioned in the house description.
You can also order a final cleaning if this is mentioned in the house description.
The arrival message and extras must be sent/ordered min. 14 days before arrival. However, boat and engine must be ordered at least one month before arrival.
If you have rented a holiday home in which pets are permitted, please remember that it is a lengthy and quite difficult process to obtain all necessary permits for bringing pets into Norway. Therefore, please contact the Norwegian Tourist Board or Embassy well in advance.
If you have booked a holiday home in Norway, you may need to book a ferry crossing. Please remember to order your tickets well in advance. Further information concerning ferry connections, please see VisitNorway.
Many Norwegian holiday homes are located on small islands, but regardless of where a house is located, the easiest way to reach the holiday home will often be to go by the ferry. Consequently it is a good idea to check the various ferry possibilities. On VisitNorway you will find a list of all the ferries in Norway.
In some cities such as Oslo and Bergen a toll fee must be paid when entering/leaving the city. There are also many rather small roads privately administrated in Norway. Also here you will have to pay.
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