Dutch Town in Flekkefjord (Hollenderbyen)
The old town of Flekkefjord gained its name following the busy trade years with Holland between year 15-1700. A charming part of the town but with few traces left from this era. The cosy atmosphere stems from the busy herring trade which took place during year 1800. Whitewashed houses line the narrow streets and picket fences frame beautiful gardens.
Utsikten Golf Links Kvinesdal
Voted Norway’s most spectacular golf links. 18 holes. The majestic Kvinnesheia Mountain to one side, with the view over the valley, fjord and sea on the opposite side. Wild moose and deer are regular spectators. There is a 9 holes ‘pay and play’ links where the green card is not required.
The Knaben Mines
This tiny community was a busy mining town between 1885 and 1973. Knaben is situated in the high mountain of Kvinesdal county. Fantastic hiking and skiing opportunities. Marked trails, summer and winter. Don’t forget to visit the famous store, Knaben Landhandel, crammed full of eclectic objects along with your usual groceries.
150 acres of land to be explored by the whole family. Siberian tiger, African lions, Nordic wilderness forest and Monkey jungle. Traditional children’s stories are brought to life through recreated towns with life size buildings, like Kardemomme by and Skomakergata. Visit Captain Hook’s world and Witch Miriam’s bewitched house. Bathing area and much more.
Setesdal Valley Mineral Park
Europe’s largest collection of minerals is found at Evje. The impressive collection houses more than 1000 minerals and showcases almost any size colour and type of mineral, which has taken millions of years to form. You can visit a redundant mineral mine, deep in the mountain. Norway’s largest shop selling art and handicraft made from stones and minerals. Pick out unusual gifts of a memory for yourself. Open May – September.
The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)
This world famous rock rises 604 metres above the amazing Lysefjorden fjord, offering spectacular views. The plateau, approximately 25 x 25 metres was probably formed through frost splitting 10 000 years ago. The 7 kilometre trail climbs 350 metres to the top. Good physical health and appropriate shoes are necessary for the 3-4 hour walk. Alternatively you can view the Pulpit Rock and Kjeragbolt from the express boats servicing the fjord below. Visit the reception desk at Farsund Resort for time tables and further information. Day trip.
This hair bend road is only 1.1 kilometre long but has 27 switchbacks, including 3 inside the tunnel. Once your reach bottom and the mouth of the fjord, take the car ferry through Lysefjorden fjord to Lauvvik and study the awesome fjord landscape. Ask the receptionist at Farsund Resort for directions, details and assistance with the ferry reservations. Day trip.