Ever since the Stone Age there have been people living in Egersund, and for good reasons we still live here. The picturesque town in the southwest emerges today as a cosy and modern, little town. Small wooden houses still form the characteristic town centre, and in the alleyways and the pedestrian precinct there are shops and cafés with great service and a pleasant atmosphere.
In the town centre you can find the area called Hauen, which is built on the original foundations from the 18th century. The area houses a chocolate factory, open to the public, which together with the town’s very own soda factory makes Egersund even sweeter.
The town is more or less surrounded by different hiking areas, whether you prefer the woods in Vannbassengan, a look-out point over the town and the coastline from Varbergtoppen, the rough seas as seen from the lighthouse at Eigerøy, or a great hike in this area’s typical rocky landscapes to Trollpikken. The rock type in this area is called anorthosite, and it can only be found here, in Canada and on the moon.