Kragerø Travel Guide

  • Jomfruland
    Jomfruland
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    Kragerø town
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  • Bridge over the appendix
    Bridge over the appendix
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Kragerø Things to Do

  • Archipelago sightseeing

    The M/S Fjordclipper normally sails the Oslo Fjord, but each year it relocates to Kragerø in July to take tourists on sightseeing tours in the Kragerø archipelago. In 2005 the Kragerø period lasted from 1 July to 4 august, and there were two alternatives: one 3,5 hours and one 2,5 hours trip, both including Jomfruland.Booking phone: 9115...

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  • The grandparents of the national hymn

    Our national composer Rikard Nordraak and the national poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson made the song "Ja vi elsker dette landet" (Yes, we love this country), which was later made the national hymn of Norway. They were cousins, their grandparents lived in Kragerø. This memorial plate is placed in i small park where the Nordraak house was, and where...

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  • Yes, there is a cinema

    The building looks ugly, but the sign is cute; It says "Biograf". A rather oldfashion word, the word "Kino" is more commonly used. They normally show two movies each day except saturdays, and the program is quite up to date.The cinema is used for concerts and other performances as well.

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  • Kragerø town

    A small and rather sleepy town most of the year, but crowded and buzzing in the summer. Narrow streets with wooden houses in red, white and yellow. The harbour is packed with small boats and sailboats. Kragerø has lots of different cafes, restaurants, bars and a few clubs, in addition to shops. There are several art museums and a saltwater-pool....

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  • Visit the neighbortown Risør

    Risør is yet a small idyllic town on the South coast of Norway. The city is characterized by its small white wooden houses and red roses clinging to the walls. The port is always buzzing with boats struggling to get a space in the very crowded harbour. You can get there by car, but it's faster to get there by boat. There's a ferry that takes about...

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  • Explore the small island of Jomfruland

    Getting there by ferry/own boat/taxiboat you can spend a whole day exploring the beautiful island of Jomfruland. It's a long (About 6-7 KM) but narrow island. The nature is in unique and it looks more like the forests of Denmark than Norway with beech and oak trees, silky white sandy beaches and grassy fields. There are bikes for rental (great for...

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  • Take the ferry to Jomfruland

    There is a small boat/ferry that leaves three times a day from Kragerø town and takes you out to Jomfruland. The trip takes about 30 minutes and the price is about 40 NOK each way. It's a quite new boat where you can sit on the decks on top of the boat and enjoy the view, or buy icecream, candy or waffles in the small cafe inside. It's an excellent...

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  • Railroad cycling

    The lower part of the abandoned railroad track is physically removed. But at Støa camping you can rent trolleys to cycle a stretch of 13 km up to Merkebekk. Rumours has it that there will be a trolley rental service at Neslandsvatn too. The link is to a norwegian site with a couple of nice pictures.

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  • Church

    Lutheran (state) church, the main church in Kragerø.The church built of brick in neogothic style, in 1870. Some of the furnishing is from the old, wooden church from 1652, pictures on this site: http://www.kragerokirkene.no/kragero/mer/NyKirke.htm

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  • Old lighthouse, Jomfruland

    Jomfruland is worth a visit for several reasons: birdwatching, swimming, sailing, walking, camping, concerts, poetry ...See my Jomfruland page for more info.

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  • Bank

    This bank is situated right at the city square. There is an outdoor ATM. Opening hours:- Monday to friday 09:00 - 15:00- Thursdays 09:00 - 16:30

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  • The big tree

    In Norway, this is a big tree. And rare, it is a Balkan Poplar. It grows next to the Jens Lauersøn Memorial, or rather, the memorial is right next to the tree, since the tree was probably there first. It must have been imported, poplar is not a natural part of the norwegian flora.

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  • A cozy jail

    The local jail is known to be very cozy, during a resent fire, none of the inmates even thought of fleeing :-) The white, front building is the police station.

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  • Fire Station

    I cannot find any information about this fire station. But during my search, I found a newspaper article about a man whose hobby is to register all norwegian fire engines. The article is in norwegian, but there are some nice pictures of old fire engines :-)

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  • Jens Lauersøn memorial

    Jens Lauersøn was a businessman in Kragerø who donated several estates to the city. A legacy in his name takes care of the preservation of the buildings. The monument is situated at Kirkehaugen (Church Hill), a beautiful spot in Kragerø. In 1961 there were plans to remove the hill and build a bus terminal! In the background you can see the reason...

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Kragerø Restaurants

  • Mixed chinese / malaysian and norwegian...

    The little red house in front is a PUB, behind you can see the outdoor part of the restaurant. It is quite nice to sit there on nice summer days, to watch the boats on the fjord, and the busy taxi boats and ferries going to and from all the time. The restaurant entrance is on the other side of the brick building. The menu is mixed chinese /...

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  • English pub

    A pub, traditional english style, who also offer pizza. OK ambient, but I hate the big screen television set in the corner. Actually, I think there are two. But it's OK if you don't want to miss a football game.

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  • Fantastic cinnamon-roll and ice-cream!

    Skaarups is a small bakery in the middle of Kragerø town. Situated close to the "main" street in a wooden white building with tables outside. They serve some fantastic Cinnamon rolls, also called Engler (Angels). They are not as syrupy and buttered as Cinnabon (the American cinnamon chain) but they're the best alternative in Scandinavia. Huge,...

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  • Cozy and little café away from the...

    In the summertime the narrow streets of Kragerø is filled with people and restaurants are packed. 'Kaffe og Juice' (which translated means just Coffee and Juice) is a small and intimate café located in the middle of town, but it's not easy to spot as it is situated away from the main street. When life in Kragerø gets to hectic it's nice to have a...

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  • My favorite

    Norwegian traditional cooking is boring! In the past 30 or so years a lot of chefs have gotten inspired by french, italian and other international cooking. And luckily enough we have immigrants from all over the world who serve all kind of delicious meals.This little place is a coffee- and juicehouse run by a norwegian woman, who also serves...

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  • Outdoor pubs

    I don't know the name of this one, it is right by The Appendix, in the center of Kragerø, with a nice view of the quay area. There are lots of them, especially during summer.

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Kragerø Transportation

  • Express buses

    Several bus companies operate along the main road E18 / E39 between Oslo and Kristiansand / Stavanger. Nor-Way Bussekspress: http://www.nor-way.no/nbeweb/show.do?page=150;1081Nettbuss: http://www.nettbuss.no/telemark/Konkurrenten: http://konkurrenten.no/index1.htmlThey all stop at Tangen by E18, where you can catch a local bus down to Kragerø. The...

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  • Exploring the islands

    You can travel to / between the islands by ferries or taxiboats. This picture shows the new, big ferry :-) A lot of people have their private boats, both tourists and residents, and it is possible to attend guided tours.Phone nos for taxiboats: 908 84 888 - 992 70 506 - 971 73 147905 80 405 - 941 50 740 - 922 95 366 - 928 86 699

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  • With your own boat

    There are two guest areas for boats downtown Kragerø, the Railway Quay and Barthebrygga. Mooring costs per night are:- boats smaller than 30 feet: NOK 130- from 31 to 40n feet: NOK 180- larger than 40 feet: NOK 220Below is the phone no of the harbour authorities:

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Kragerø Shopping

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    by Rusket Written May 29, 2005

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    They have "everything". The store is much bigger than what it seems like seeing it from outside. Most of their stuff is related to sea, but they have a lot of other things as well. Truly amazing what you can find there. But be careful when you turn around, especially if you are carrying a backpack, the place is crowded, and you can easily break something.

    The building itself is worth a closer look. It is an old marin warehouse. The old timber can be seen here and there, and the floors are sloped :-)

    What to buy: Marine relics

    What to pay: As much as you please ;-)

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