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The narrow gauge railroad between Egesund and Flekkefjord was built in 1904, and later converted to normal gauge. In 1943 the part between Sira and Flekkefjord became a side track of the main Sørland line, and in 1990 it was closed down. At Flekkefjord Railway Station, now converted into a bus terminal, you can hire handcars / railroad cycles for a trip on the old railway track.
Take a look at this report from a track and road hike. The page is written in norwegian, but there are some nice pictures of the railroad track, railroad cycles and the surrounding nature. I believe this is very close to the area where Trekki took these pictures on a hike in 1997 :-)
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Flekkefjord bus terminal
Flekkefjord has a bus / train connection to Stavanger five times a day, Kristiansand 5 times a day and Oslo three times a day. The old train station is converted to a bus terminal, with buses to Sira where the train stops, and to other parts of the region, including express buses to Stavanger and Kristiansand / Oslo.
Updated Oct 5, 2005
Congregational houses like this can be found anywhere in Norway, especially on the southern and western coast. This area is called the biblical belt of Norway. All kinds of Christian communities have them, even the Lutheran state Church.
This one in Flekkefjord is painted white like the rest of downtown, even though the architecture is more modern than most of the surrounding buildings. You can see from the name that it belongs to the state church: Bedehus, meaning praying house. Other communities often have more exotic names. The bedehus are more like a place for meetings and other arrangments, and are often used by other organisations.
I have not seen any places of worship of other religions here, they are mostly situated in larger cities.
Written Oct 7, 2005
The snug fjord is ideal for flat water kayaking / canoeing, and Flekkefjord is proud to have / have had several world class kayakers like Olaf Søyland and Erik Verås Larsen.
Other water activities are also popular, and there are several guest harbours in the area, amongst them one with 50 places tight in the middle og town.
The picture shows boat houses along the shore of the inner part of the fjord.
Written Oct 7, 2005