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Southern Norway is renowned for its rocky coastline with picture-postcard fishing villages and busy summer harbours. It is here that you will find the southern most city of Mandal, the towns of Kragerø, Risør, Lyngør, Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, and the capital of the south, Kristiansand.

The Oslofjord

The Oslofjord stretches 104km to the Skagerak with scenic roads running alongside the waters edge. The landscape of the western-side of the fjord changes from beaches, fishing villages, small cities, islands and skerries and narrow valleys to dramatic mountains.

Recommended for a short stay is the town of Skien, the capital of the province of Telemark. A modern town, Skien is the childhood home of playwright Henrik Ibsen and today, his home is a modern museum and country garden.

During the summer months a range of boat excursions depart from the town exploring the skerries of Brevik and the 110km Telemark canal; the only canal system in Norway connected to the sea. Other sights of interest include the Folk Museum (in Skien), Langøya Nature Park, and the towns of Brevik and Langesund.

Notes: The months of July and August are the height of the tourist season in Norway. Please note that outside of these months, many attractions are closed or are open for reduced hours. If you have a specific site or museum that you would like to visit, please contact us to check that it will be open during your visit.

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Michelle, of course, has a Norwegian mother and, needless to say, knows Norway extremely well. She also loves Portugal. She has been with us since July 2010 and has bags of experience in the travel industry having worked at XL Holidays, Barwell Leisure and for 7 years at the Magic Group.

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