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Activities


In Kragerø you can enjoy an active vacation. The surrounding district and the larger islands are ideal for tours on bicycle. We have terrain that will challenge the most enthusiastic cyclist or suit a quiet family outing. Jomfruland and Skåtøy are perfect for island-hopping with bicycles. Their landscapes are flat and easy to cycle on, and you can find places to swim almost everywhere.

The waters around the coastal islands offer superb canoeing. Narrow channels invite you in where only sea birds will disturb you. If you’re looking for something more demanding, the deep blue sea is right out there off Jomfruland. Opportunities for canoeing and fishing are also excellent in the many idyllic lakes in the forests around town. The Kragerø Hiking Club has set up a number of trails in and around Kragerø. Most of them lead you to a lookout point where you can enjoy views out over the islands.

A short trip by boat will bring you out among these islands with all their many possibilities. Sunrise over the waters off Jomfruland will find you reeling in the catch of a lifetime. Or you can cruise quieter seas closer to shore with a rod and reel.

Our programme of activities is large and varied. Riders will find many opportunities for horseback riding – both on the mainland and on the islands. Our new ferry offers cruises in coastal waters where you can enjoy the view from the top deck.

Golfers will also find several different and excellent courses. Or the toughest among you can test their nerves while sea-rafting (RIB).



Gunnarsholmen Fortress

© Kragerø Blad Vestmar -  Per Eckholdt

Part of Gunnarsholmen was originally an old coastal fortress built for the protection of the town. In 1808 the English frigate "Tartar tried to take the town but was driven off by gunfire from the fort.

The fort has been restored and is now connected to the mainland. Well kept lawns, a salt water pool and bathing rocks make Gunnarsholmen an ideal place for young and old alike.

There are toilet and shower facilities as well as a kiosk on what was once an island. The recreational area also has a special arrangement enabling the handicapted and wheelchair users to enjoy sea bathing.


Contact

Address:, 3770 Kragerø