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Welcome to Southern Norway

the Norwegian riviera

People anywhere hear the word “south” and probably think of sunshine, sand, summer and such. Well, it’s no different here in Norway. The sunny southern part of the country is most Norwegians’ dream summertime getaway … and can be yours, too!

River rafting at Dagali

two rafts with families on board floating down a rushing river on Dagali

Family Rafting at Dagali

A safe and fun family adventure on Numedalslågen river
From NOK 870
White water rafting at Dagali in Norway

Extreme River Rafting at Dagali

The most extreme rafting adventure in Europe
From NOK 1260
river rafting in a rushing river at Dagali

River Rafting at Dagali

Classic whitewater rafting on Numedalslågen river
From NOK 1090

Canyoning at Dagali

A man rappelling down a waterfall at Dagali

Extreme Canyoning Adventure at Dagali

A spectacular experience with waterfall rappelling, sliding in rapids and cliff jumping
From NOK 1430
man sliding down a small waterfall at Dagali

Canyoning Adventure at Dagali

A fun and challenging course with rappelling, sliding in rapids and river gorges
From NOK 1210

Go river rafting in Setesdalen

white water rafting in Evje

White Water Rafting

Take part in an action packed rafting experience on the Otra River in Setesdal Valley
From NOK 670
river rafting with children

Family Friendly River Rafting

Join our family rafting trip on the Otra River in Setesdal Valley
From NOK 570

Where summer lingers longest

Southern Norway, with its picturesque coastal towns, sunny beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, is known as Norway’s summer paradise.

Kick things off in Kristiansand, a bustling seaport and Norway’s sunniest city, where —like Miami and Rio — the beach is big business. Bystandra, in the city center, is one of Kristiansand’s most popular beaches and hosts the annual Palmesus festival — Scandinavia’s biggest beach party, attracting some 60,000 each summer.

Read more about Southern Norway!

Steps away, you’ll find year-round urban delights like museums and galleries, world-class shopping and dining, and historical and family attractions. Crave more coast? Set out for the myriad islands of the archipelago just offshore. Ports like tiny Ny-Hellesund, home to just 12 people, and charming Bragdøya, a mere ferry ride away, beckon.

Appetite for summer fun whetted, you’ll want to head up the coast to unique seaside spots like Tvedestrand, to trawl secondhand bookshops; Risør, home to skilled jewelers and handicrafts artisans; Flekkefjord and its street art; and Grimstad, for a bike ride or two along your pick of scenic cycling routes. Head as far south as you can in Norway with a day — or night — at Lindesnes Lighthouse, the country’s southern most point and now also an accommodation option.

Natural wonders more your thing? Check out the “horizontal potholes” that Ice Age waves punched into coastal mountains at Brufjell millennia ago. Animal lovers can meet moose at Elgtun nature park, and action junkies can raft or SUP at TrollAktiv Waterpark in Evje.

All that activity and you’ll be working up an appetite. Southern Norway is a seafood lover’s paradise. Take dining to new depths with a meal at Europe’s first underwater restaurant, or the countless other quality eateries the region serves up.