The family-friendly town of Lyngdal nestles between the sea and the moors just west of Lindesnes, the southernmost point in Norway. With 90 kilometres of coastline, three long fjords and wide open spaces for hillwalking, Lyngdal district is popular with tourists in search of the great outdoors.

The town of Lyngdal is a busy commercial centre and regional hub with a shopping mall, specialty boutiques, cafés, galleries, and a public park and playground next to the town hall. Kulturhuset, in the town centre, is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Its facilities include a library, internet café, cinema, arts centre, restaurant and tourist information centre.

If you fancy a swim, head for the Sørlandsbadet waterpark at the head of Rosfjorden, next to Agnefest marina, where the water temperature is a comfortable 30°C. Make a splash in the wave pool or on the waterslide, or relax in the outdoor jacuzzi or the heated wellness pool. You can also enjoy a spa treatment in the wellness suite or get in shape in the fitness studio.

Follow the winding river Lygna through the town centre and the beautiful countryside beyond to the mighty Kvåsfossen waterfall, 36 metres high. The river’s many rapids are a fascinating sight and a challenge for anglers. Kvåsfossen Salmon Centre is perched dramatically on the edge of the gorge. Visitors can watch the fish travelling up the salmon ladder, built in a tunnel inside the rock.

Many fine waymarked hiking trails are just a 15-minute drive from the town centre. At Skrelia, the trail takes you through open country, past idyllic mountain tarns, to the famous Skrelifossen falls, where the water tumbles down the slope to the fjord 300 metres below. The view from the top is fabulous.

At the south end of Lyngdal district is the village of Korshamn, looking out to sea and the history-steeped island of Sælør. Picturesque whitewashed houses, boathouses and jetties recall the port’s heyday in the age of sail.

In Lyngdal you can enjoy an active holiday or take it easy, whatever the season. Our hotels, campsites, cottages and fisherman’s cabins offer a warm welcome all year round.