Top 10 Things to do in Farsund, Norway

November 15, 2017 Etsuko Causey

 Farsund (help·info) is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Lister. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Farsund. Farsund is a coastal municipality in the far southwestern part of Norway, bordering Kvinesdal municipality in the north and Lyngdal in the north and east.
Restaurants in Farsund

1. Lista Lighthouse

Fyrveien 70 | Borhaug, Farsund 4563, Norway +47 906 12 688
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Lista Lighthouse

The first lighthouse at Gunnarshaug was lit on November 10th in 1836. From 1853 to 1873 the station consisted of three towers, and was the worlds largest at the time. Today a 34 metre tall stone tower built in 1853 is in full operation at the site. Follow the 132 steps to the top and enjoy the fantastic view of the Lista peninsula and the sea. Adjacent to the lighthouse you will find an art gallery, an information centre, a small cafe and shop, an ornithological station and two apartments for rent. The Lighthouse area and Exhibitions are open to the Public, free of charge. We do however charge an entrance fee for the Tower (NOK 40 for adults, NOK 20 for kids).

Reviewed By BonViveur67 - UK/Italy

A great visit to this tall lighthouse that you can climb to the top of, an ornithological exhibition, small gift shop serving hot drinks and waffles/pancakes and some pleasant, if windy, walks. Nice to climb up a lighthouse for a change and see the views from the top (mostly the sea!) the young lady in the shop was most helpful and gave us lots of advice and directions for other places of interest nearby.

2. Sorlandsbadet

Rosfjord, Lyngdal Municipality 4580, Norway +47 38 70 13 00
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Sorlandsbadet

Sørlandsbadet is a Aqua-Center with both inndoors and outdoors during summerseason. Also including spa, training and cafe

Reviewed By Spinloop - Kristiansand, Norway

Hot pool (no children allowed) with sauna and steam rooms, cold pools with dive boards and water slides. There is also a café and a swimming gear shop. Very close to Rosfjord Strandhotell.

3. Lindesnes Fyr

Lindesnesveien 1139 | Lindesnes, Spangereid 4521, Norway +47 38 25 54 20
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Lindesnes Fyr

This is a truly unique and popular location as the Lighthouse sits on the southernmost point in Norway. In addition to the lighthouse the site also includes a restaurant, museums, Exhibitions, shops, cinema and an appartment for rent to guests. It`s the third largest tourist attraction in Southern Norway.

Reviewed By ivy_bergen - Stavanger, Norway

Lindesnes Fyr or Cape Lindesnes is the southern most point of Norway and has thus been an important land mark for shipping. The lighthouse is still in use and one can climb up to enjoy the views from the viewing platform. The car / transport will need to be parked about 200 m from the ticket both. Entrance is 75 Nok and includes a free coffee. The lighthouse is a short walk up the hill. There are a few other buildings with Exhibitions on the history of Lindesnes Fyr and several remnants of WW I installations. Bring a windbreaker / jacket and an hour of time to explore the area and enjoy the fantastic views of a rugged landscape.

4. Salt Helseklinikk

Elvebrinken 2, Lyngdal, Lyngdal Municipality 4580, Norway
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Salt Helseklinikk

Reviewed By Los Verodes T

If your lungs need a push up, it’s the place to go. Super friendly staff and coffee/tea/hot chocolate as courtesy. Lovely

5. Nordberg Fort

Nordberg, Farsund 4560, Norway +47 38 39 20 21
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Nordberg Fort

Nordberg Fort is a German costal fort from the Second World War. The fort has 17 authentic buildings. It is also a new museum there where you can find a café, museum shop and Exhibitions. The forts location is fantastic with the beautiful view of Listas coastline.

Reviewed By tgaud - Sandnes, Norway

Nordberg fort is the best preserved German fortress in Norway from WWII. Usually the fortresses in Festung Norwegen consist of concrete bunkers and the occasional canon. Nordberg, though, has a lot of the original barracks preserved. Make sure to get a guided tour, which also...MoreWe`re very pleased to read your review! Thank you for taking both the time to visit us and writing a positive review:) Welcome back!

6. Hike to Skrelia

Skrelia, Lyngdal Municipality 4580, Norway +47 38 33 48 33
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Hike to Skrelia

Skrelia is the most recommended area for hiking in Lyngdal. The mountain is only 350 meters high but the terrain can easily be associated with the highlands. The wonderful view combined with the view of the waterfall running down the polished mountain, makes a remarkable view. This is an easy terrain for hiking. There are many inviting small lakes for hikers who need to cool down. There are many marked trails in this open terrain, and they are of various lengths. There are trails for most people and most are on polished Mountains. Some places you may need to cross brooks and areas of marsh and heather. Heather is Norway’s national flower. The shortest trail starts at the parking lot and goes straight to the waterfall. The hike takes about 10 minutes. You may use this trail as the starting point to the other marked trails in the area. Expect to spend 2-3 hours through Rassveda, around Sandvann and Homso. Here you will find an exceptional viewpoint. At this location you may see the ruins of an old fortress dating back to 500 A.D. It is also possible to walk down the mountain alongside the waterfall all the way to the fjord. On the way you will notice remnants of earlier mills and sawmills. Direction: From the town centre of Lyngdal follow the road to apta. Drive 3 km to you see the sign “Skrelia”. From here it is 9 km on a curvy gravel road to the parking lot. You cannot miss it! From the parking lot walk 50 meters to the gate that marks the beginning of the trails to Skrelia. The trails are marked with red/ yellow paint directly on the mountain. Hiking to Skrelia is reviewed in the book ”Oppdag Lister” from 2009.

Reviewed By Helge59 - Kristiansand, Norway

Easy access. Feels like being high up in the mountais, but actually just a few hundred meters from the nearby fjord. Excellent view - overlooking the fjord to Farsund. Possibility for grilling as well as table/benches. Marked hiking routes. A must if you go to Lyngdal.

7. Farsund Badehus og Sauna

Sundsodden | Badehuset, Farsund 4550, Norway +47 417 73 245
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Farsund Badehus og Sauna

Visit Norways most beautiful outdoor saunas in an unique maritime environment. The sauna is placed on the location of one of the last puplic sea bathhouse and is unique. It is also the public city beach and is in the middle of the beautiful city of Farsund.

Reviewed By wanderlustpack - Dublin, Ireland

This place is such a hidden gem. When we found it we followed the instructions on the door to pay. The website was all in Norwegian but we persisted, thank goodness we did. When we eventually worked it out and with the help of Brigette who's number is on this page we had the whole place to ourselves! Yes there was some Ants and bugs on the floor but you won't notice them as your eyes will be drawn to the incredible view.
We spent about an hour there, jumping off the diving boards in to the crystal clear sea and warming ourselves back up in the sauna. What an experience!

8. Farsund Gjestehavn

Farsund, Farsund, Norway +47 38 39 01 00
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Farsund Gjestehavn

Reviewed By Hobbe-Sweden - Sweden

Farsund’s marina for guest boats is very well situated for trips to/from Norway to/from Scotland, Skgen or Thuboron in Denmark and Gothenburg in Sweden.
Farsund is a bit special since they don’t charge anything for the place for the boat, nor the water or electricity. All free!
However, there are only a limited number of electrical outlets along the quay, not enough for every boat. But when we were there we took turns between the boats so we all could charge batteries, PC etc.
The shower and washing machines are not free but very good anyway.
In the morning there is a lady waking you up (around 9 am) with a free copy of the local newspaper and a bag with donuts. I was there in 2005 as well, and then we got bread in the morning (nicer than donuts I must say).
There two harbours (only 5 minutes waliking distance between them) . I went to the south harbour. Then you have toilets, showers, washing machines and a great food store on the quay. When I was there it was quite windy (6-7 Beaufort) from South, and waves were building up. I looked t the northern harbour and it didn’t seem much better there. Otherwise the harbour is very sheltered and convenient.
The town itself is very small with only 3-4 pubs and restaurants.
I certainly recommend this marina as an access point to and from Norway. It’s very convenient to fill water and buy food and other supplies.

9. Lista Adrenalin Park

Lista Fly Park | Vanse, Farsund 4560, Norway +47 901 95 531
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Lista Adrenalin Park

Reviewed By Alexandra A - Sandnes, Norway

Vi var på Tesla rommet, det var mange stillige effekter. Det som trakk det ned var at det ikke var like gjennomført som de orginale escape rommene. Fikk inntrykk om at dette er kopiert fra en annen plass. Synes ikke at hintene vi fikk ledet oss videre, samt at når vi løste en ting var det ikke logisk hvor i skulle fortsette.

10. Varnes Fyr

Varnes, Farsund 4560, Norway
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Varnes Fyr

Reviewed By KaThomassen - Stavanger, Norway

Greit nok å ha vært der, men ikke verd å besøke mange ganger.
Men det er en del av lista historien og verd å få med seg når man er her.

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