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Top Things to Do in Arendal, Norway, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Arendal belongs to the traditional region of Sørlandet. The town of Arendal is the administrative center of the municipality and also of Aust-Agder county. Other villages in the municipality include Tromøy, Rykene, Eydehavn, Strengereid, Kongshamn, Kilsund, and Hisøy.

Trinity Church (Arendal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Trinity Church ( Norwegian: Trefoldighetskirken), full name Church of Holy Trinity, is the parish church of Trinity parish located in Arendal, Norway. The church is a cruciform church basilicas in neo-Gothic style with short cross arms and 1,200 seats. It is the third church in Arendal, and all had the same name.


Tromøy is the largest island in Southern Norway, a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, and is currently an important part of the present-day municipality of Arendal. The island is located directly across the harbor from the town of Arendal. Tromøy Bridge ( Tromøybroa) a 400-metre (1,300 ft) long suspension bridge connected it to the mainland in 1961.

Hove Festival

The Hove Festival ( Norwegian: Hovefestivalen) is a music festival held on the island Tromøy outside of Arendal in southern Norway. It was held for the first time from 26-30 June 2007. Since 2007 Hove festival has been the largest music festival in Norway. Hove Festival was acquired by Festival Republic in 2008 after going bankrupt.

Arendal Station

Arendal Station ( Norwegian: Arendal stasjon) is the terminus railway station of the Arendal Line, located in Arendal, Norway. The station opened on 23 November 1908 and is served by the Norwegian State Railways. The decision to build the Arendal-Treungen Line was made by Parliament in 1894, although this did not include which route to follow.

Arendal Town hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arendal Town hall is located in the middle of downtown Arendal. The building's two theater halls have been given names from the two lighthouses outside Arendal, Store Torungen fyr and Lille Torungen fyr.

Hisøy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hisøy is an island and a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Today, the island is a part of the municipality of Arendal. Hisøy is an island separated from the mainland by the river Nidelv. The village of Kolbjørnsvik is located across the harbor from the town of Arendal.

Kristiansand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The labour movement had important pioneers in the city, and Leon Trotsky spent about a year of his exile in the archipelago offshore from Kristiansand. Arnulf Øverland took him from Randesund to Ny-Hellesund in Søgne in 1936. In the interwar period Kristiansand was a centre for intellectuals, especially after the architect Thilo Schoder settled there in 1932.

Eydehavnmuseet - Wikipedia

Museet ble opprettet i 1982, og har lokaler og utstillinger i en av de gamle murgårdene i "Nesbyen" fra industristedets første tid. Elleve murgårder ble bygd av Det Norske Nitridaktieselskap imellom 1913 og 1916, og hver av dem inneholdt fire leiligheter. Museet har innredet en slik leilighet, og presenterer den slik den kunne vært på 1920-tallet.