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Live in Kragerø

Kragerø Municipality borders in the southwest to Risør in the west to Gjerstad, in the northwest to Drangedal and in the northeast to Bamble. Kragerø city has per January 1st. 2013 all together 5446 inhabitants, while the municipality has nearly 11,000 and a total land area of 307 km². The settlement is largely concentrated on certain centers in the urban area, Helle area and Sannidal area. Otherwise there are smaller settlements throughout the municipality. Kragerø became township in 1666. The city was in era of sailing ships, one of the largest seafaring towns. In 1960 Kragerø municipality merged with Skåtøy and Sannidal. There are 190 freshwater lakes within the municipal boundaries and in all 495 islands and islets in the archipelago which together cover an area of 36 km². Our archipelago covers appox. 6,500 acres with many recreational areas secured to the public. Here you have many opportunities to enjoy boating in all forms. There are approximately 4,000 holiday homes in the municipality and in the busy summer months the population quadruples because of the tourist influx.

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  1. Add Arøy to your Itinerary



    Arøy is a well kept secret in the Kragerø archipelago. The island is approximately 850 acres. At "Brønnane" lies 36 large and small potholes, which originates from the last ice age, side by side.

  2. Add Bærøy to your Itinerary



    Bærøy is the fourth largest island in the Kragerø municipality and offers great scenery as well as mountain tops with stunning views and many beautiful beach- and recreation spots. On the island there are 5-6km of roads and trails and ample...

  3. Add Bergneset bathing spot to your Itinerary

    Bergneset bathing spot


    is located right next to the Berg Kragerø museum at the Helle Fjord. There are benches and picnic tables, a diving board and a nice sandy beach for children. There is a suitable area with private access and parking for wheelchair users!

  4. Add Galeiodden to your Itinerary



    is a public bathing spot at Øya, even it looks like a private area!

  5. Add Gunnarsholmen Fortress / Bathing spot to your Itinerary

    Gunnarsholmen Fortress / Bathing spot


    Gunnarsholmen is located a just short walk from the town center and was originally an old coastal fort which protected Kragerø in the 18th and 19th century when warships and pirates threatened the city.  Today it is an open area with a nice sand...

  6. Add Helle to your Itinerary



    Helle is situated on the shore of Hellefjorden, approximately 7 km from the city centre and is a lively suburban area with large and small neighbourhoods.

  7. Add Hullvann at Helle to your Itinerary

    Hullvann at Helle


    There are 190 freshwater lakes within the municipal boundaries. As an example try Hullvann at Gofjeld. This is a nice place for both svimming and paddling. Hullvann is a few minutes drive from Helle center (Coop Extra) in the direction E18 and...

  8. Add Kil to your Itinerary



    Kil together with Sannidal, are the oldest urban settlements in Kragerø municipality. A stroll through the narrow streets among the many restored and cozy houses where atmosphere from bygone days are still present is a real must.

  9. Add Kragerø Resort Beach Club bathing area to your Itinerary

    Kragerø Resort Beach Club bathing area


    If you want to enjoy the wonderful Norwegian summer in an area with ​​great swimming possibilities and a wealth of service offers and facilities, Kragerø Resort Beach Club is the place for you. Here you’ll find everything you need, from you arrive...

  10. Add Kragerø town centre to your Itinerary

    Kragerø town centre


    The Kragerø city centre is an exciting mix of cafes, shops, galleries and restaurants. Here you will find unique shops specializing in everything from shoes and bags to interior design and art.

  11. Add Langøy to your Itinerary



    Langøy is Kragerøs second largest island. Mining characterized Langøy hundreds of years, and even though there is an end to the extraction of iron ore, you´ll find many traces of old industry. Here lies 29 named mines & about 150 holes.

  12. Add Levangsheia to your Itinerary



    Levangsheia is a natural paradise for all ages. Here you will find lush forests with calm ponds and freshwater, historic and cultural buildings and areas, as well as some of the perhaps finest archipelago in the entire district.

  13. Add Lovisenberg and Valberg to your Itinerary

    Lovisenberg and Valberg


    Lovisenberg & Valberg are located on the peninsula Langtangen. Here you´ll find a large terrain for hiking, amazing views and idyllic places for swimming.

  14. Add Nautebakken - Bathing Spot to your Itinerary

    Nautebakken - Bathing Spot


    Nautebakken is a family-friendly bathing spot near the harbour Tallakshavn in Rørvik, just a 15 min walk from the town center!

  15. Add Portør to your Itinerary



    On its own little "peninsula" on Levangshalvøya lies scenic and idyllic Portør. Out here everything is situated for great experiences in a wonderful natural landscape, all year round.

  16. Add Sannidal to your Itinerary



    Sannidal, along with Kil, has the oldest urban settlement in the Kragerø municipality. Here you will find, among other things, the municipality's only shopping center, as well as beautiful nature and a rich history.

  17. Add Sjøbadet - Bathing Spot to your Itinerary

    Sjøbadet - Bathing Spot


    This bathing spot i located near the town center, at the island Øya. Because of its high diving board, Sjøbadet is a popular place for youngsters!

  18. Add Slerva to your Itinerary



    Nice bathing spot at the Helle Fjord with a lawn, sandy beach and polished rocks.

  19. Add Stabbestad to your Itinerary



    Located only a short drive or ferry trip from Kragerø, Stabbestad offers beautiful nature and bathing possibilities. It`s also a great starting point for trips further into the peninsula with its beautiful scenery. This is for instance a starting...

  20. Add Stangnes bathing area to your Itinerary

    Stangnes bathing area


    This archipelago gem is the perfect area for enjoying delicious summer days. Out here you will find beautiful, smooth-cut rocks and plenty of possibilities to find a beautiful spot to spend the day.

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