Arendal Map

The city where urban life and the archipelago go hand in hand

Create unforgettable memories in Arendal! Here you can experience an exciting city life consisting of unique niche shops, good restaurants and interesting museums. Attend cultural events and wander through the city's picturesque streets. Also explore the beautiful archipelago and take a boat trip to one of the beautiful islands nearby. Welcome to Arendal!

Highlights in Arendal

Utsikt fra Glassheisen i Arendal
Photo: Marianne C. F. Ljøstad

Arendal is far more than sun and southern summer. The city is full of urban gems that you can enjoy all year round. Here are the things you must not miss.

Explore Arendal

Dame handler sjokolade på Heimdal Chokolade i Arendal
Photo: Elisabeth Høibo©Visit Sørlandet

Shopping in Arendal

During a shopping trip in Arendal, you'll find everything from major national…


Arendal the whole year

Arendal bader i rosa lys
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Spring in Arendal

Welcome spring in Arendal! Bare streets, bright evenings, cozy outdoor seating and colorful blooms!…

to stykker som bader
Photo: Gjermund Glesnes

Summer in Arendal

Summer in Arendal is the archipelago, swimming and boat trips. For the children, playing, climbing…

Vinter i Arendal
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Winter in Arendal

Arendal has many exciting activities also in the winter. Around the city you will find several great…

Places nearby

Tvedestrand by night
Photo: Goutbeks bilder/Tvedestrand kommune


Tvedestrand is almost reminiscent of a small white Andalusian harbor town where it is…

Grimstad by night
Photo: Gorm Helge Grønli Rudschinat


Be charmed by white wooden houses, narrow streets and cozy alleys. In Grimstad you…

Women trying in hats in Risør
Photo: Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet

Shopping in Risør

Shopping in Risør offers a delightful mix of discovery, craftsmanship, and…