Grimstad is the most beautiful peacefull place I have ever been to.
It is only a small town but with the harbour ,boats and wooden buildings its just like a picture postcard.
Of course this was Summer time and it will not be so pleasant in Winter but still fantastic scenery.
"A nice small town in Southern Norway"
Grimstad is a small town located in the south of Norway. And as many of the other towns in this area it is buzzing with life in the summer time and it is quiet in the wintertime. But if you want a nice summer vacation in Norway and you want good weather then your best bet is to go to this area.
Weekend trip in Norway
"Going from Oslo to Grimstad"
This is a story that started on my Oslo page...and the story continues here:
After being at Tusenfryd we said goodbye to Marie and Knut and their kids. We drove through Oslo and down towards the south of Norway. The roads from Oslo towards the south are pretty good but normally you can't drive faster than 70/80 km/h so it takes a while. We finally arrived at our destination Grimstad at about 10 pm and here we stayed with our friends Olav and Allis.
"Visiting downtown Grimstad"
There are so many beautiful small towns along the southern coast of Norway and many people in the larger cities like Oslo and Stavanger has cabins in this area. Due to this the small towns are buzzing with life in the summertime but seem more deserted in the wintertime. In the southern part of Norway it seems like everyone has a small boat of their own and sometimes it is much easier to get around in a boat compared to a car. Our friend Olav took us into downtown Grimstad on Saturday morning in his small boat and we just parked it at the harbour
"A traditional dish"
The weather was great (even if it wasn't that warm). We had bought some shrimp and we were in town to collect these. Shrimp is a traditional Norwegian dish in the summertime. Just buy a bag a pre-boiled shrimp and then you can sit down, relax, peel them one by one and eat them. If you want something on the side it is best served with white bread, mayonaise and a twist of lemon. And ice cold beer by the way :-) When we went into town we also used the chance to have an ice cold beer and to walk around a little bit.
I found one link that presents some of the attractions and activities in this area http://www.grimstad.net/en/