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Friends on the beach at Rosfjord, Lyngdal.
Photo: Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet
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Family activities in Lyngdal

Sørlandsbadet, beaches and a tourpark offer activities and fun things to do for kids and families. There are many activities that the whole family can enjoy in Lyngdal. Visitors can swim all year round both at the Lyngdal beach front and the waterpark called Sørlandsbadet. Canoes are also available to rent at Kvavik camping.
Sørlandsbadet Lyngdal Norway
Sørlandsbadet Lyngdal Norway.
Photo: Sørlandsbadet Lyngdal Norway

Sørlandsbadet Lyngdal


The Sørlandsbadet waterpark has outdoor and indoor pools where the water temperature is always 30 degrees. Have competitions with the kids to see who in the family is the quickest down the 60-meter long slide.

In the water park has a children's pool, current channel, wave pool and a large sports pool. Swimming pool with water is open to adults plus children under three years. Here you will also find cold pool and various saunas.

In summer months, an outdoor swimming island is open for the kids called Saltos badeøy with outdoor slides, paddling pool and activity towers. There are sun lounges available for adults who want to get a tan whilst the kids play in the pool. During the holidays, the waterpark's mascots Salto and Selma (seals) visit every day to teach the kids the waterpark's dance.

Sørlandsbadet Turpark Lyngdal Norway
Sørlandsbadet Turpark Lyngdal Norway.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Sørlandsbadet turpark

Sørlandsbadet Turpark

Sørlandsbadet turpark (tour park) is a natural area with activities for the whole family. Choose from three different walking and riding tracks with different themes you can learn more about including life on the shoreline, woods and stones from the ice age. Visitors can barbeque and go on bike rides of varying length and difficulties.

You will also find an outdoor fitness park for free use. Children are welcome to play with exercise machines standing right in front of Rosfjord Strandhotell.

Rosfjord Strandhotell Lyngdal Norway
Rosfjord Strandhotell Lyngdal Norway.
Photo: Aina Regina Rosfjord Strandhotell

Fine dining at Rosfjord

Rosfjord Strandhotell (Beach Hotel)

The Rosfjord Beach Hotel has a sandy beach at its doorstep where you can catch crabs, go fishing, diving, playing soccer or beach volleyball. There is a child-friendly menu, playroom in the basement and a large outdoor playing area. The waterpark and tourpark are both in walking distance from the hotel. Included with the stay are tickets for the waterpark.

Read more about Rosfjord Strandhotell.

Kvavik Camping Lyngdal southern Norway
Kvavik Camping Lyngdal southern Norway.
Photo: Adam Read @ Visit Sørlandet

Kids playing at Kvavik

Camp Lyngdal

Camp Lyngdal camping in Kvavik rents canoes and boats so families can enjoy boating on the lake in Lyngdalsfjorden. Kvaviksanden beach is right next to the camping grounds which also has a soccer field and playground equipment. The lake area is very shallow so it is safe for kids to swim in.

Other activities for children:

  • Lyngdal Culture centre with movies, shows and concerts
  • Children's Day held every summer in Lyngdal, with lots of activities and entertainment.
  • Lyngdal Dyrskue (cattle show) where the kids have a chance to see and pet the animals
  • Lyngdal Football Cup.

Kvåsfossen salmon centre in Lyngdal

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