Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Tvedestrand fra luften
Tvedestrand fra luften.
Photo: Atle Goutbeek
Travel Trade

Visit Tvedestrand in Southern Norway; The book town

Stroll between Tvedestrand's white wooden houses on intimate and narrow cobbled streets and a bookshop on every corner. The buildings are located in rows, and the whole town seems to hang onto the steep slopes on which it is built. The beautiful islands of Lyngør and Sandøya is also places worth a visit.
Tvedestrand main street in summer
Tvedestrand main street.
Photo: Heidi Sørvig, Visit Sørlandet
Interior of bookshop in Tvedestrand
Bookshop in Tvedestrand.
Photo: Anders Martinsen, Visit Sørlandet
Tvedestrand harbour
Tvedestrand harbour.
Photo: Arendal Tourist Office
Tjenna lake in Tvedestrand
Tjenna lake in Tvedestrand.
Photo: Arendal Tourist Office

Videos from Tvedestrand

Sommerferie i Tvedestrand


Quirky Docs from Norway | Kote Null

Kote Null Tvedestrand

Find a book treasure

Since 2003 Tvedestrand has been an international book town. The main street, Hovedgata, has lots of bookshops with antique, used and new books, which are perfect for book lovers.

Regattas and Coast Culture Week

Every summer you may take part in Tvedestrandsregattaen, an annual small boat regatta. Kystkulturuka is also arranged during the summer. It's a coastal culture week, with lots of concerts and other activities. 

Bathe in the town centre

Norway's largest outdoor waterpark is located in the centre of Tvedestrand. The park is free to use, and you find a six-metre-high iceberg that children can climb. Kids under the age of 12 must wear a lifewest.

Play a round of golf 

Nes Verk Golfpark is one of the largest and best golf courses in Norway. The club can offer an 18-hole course, a 9-hole challenging Pay & Play Course, driving range and putting green.

Visit the iron works museum

Nes iron works museum is  almost intact and completely preserved, consisting of buildings, machinery and equipment which date back to the 17th, 18th and the 19th centuries. It is thus one of the technical industrial sites of cultural heritage in Norway.

Points of interest in and around Tvedestrand

Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS

Buildings you must see while in Tvedestrand


There is a house in Tvedestrand known as Strykejernet, which means flatiron. Strykejernet is centrally located in the main street. This particular house is an attraction in itself and a good subject for photos.

Fun facts:
•    Strykejernet is considered Norway's narrowest house.
•    Its ground floor, first floor and second floor all have entrances froom street level.
•    The building once housed an entire mineral water factory.

The city hall

The large, beautiful and white city hall in Tvedestrand was the place where the important Norwegian code of press ethics was adopted for the first time in 1936.


Forvaltergården is one of the oldest and best preserved buildings in Tvedestrand. It housed the Tvedestrand pharmacy for 111 years. Now the old pharmacy is preserved in the building as a part of Tvedestrand museum.

Strykejernet i Tvedestrand
Strykejernet i Tvedestrand.
Photo: Visit Sørlandet

Strykejernet - the flatiron in Tvedestrand

The flatiron in Tvedestrand is said to be the narrowest building in Norway.

Tvedestrand museum

The Tvedestrand museum has a history closely linked to the history of Tvedestrand town. The building is one of the oldest and best preserved in town.

Sandøya island visited Sandøya in 2019 and listed it as one of "11 Insanely Beautiful Lesser-Known Islands Around The World".