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Arendal is a municipality in Agder county in southeastern Norway. Arendal belongs to the region of Sørlandet. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Arendal.

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Tromøya or Tromøy is the largest island in Southern Norway. The 28.6-square-kilometre island is entirely located in the municipality of Arendal in Agder county, Norway.

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Arendal is a Norwegian port city located in the county of Agder and the region of Sorlandet. Norway is more famous for its impressive fjords than for its coastline lined with archipelagos and idleness. However, the golden triangle of southern Norway, between Arendal, Risor, and Lyngor, has many advantages to offer. Popular destinations for Norwegians for their idyllic setting, this authentic trio remains the ideal itinerary to discover a less touristy side of the Scandinavian territory.

In Arendal, the present meets the past. From the charming district of Tyholmen to the bustling harbor of Pollen, Arendal does not fit neatly into the archetype of a classic seaside resort. The possibilities are as numerous as the diversity of the landscapes of this southern Norwegian coast. When arriving in Arendal, a short visit to the oldest and best-preserved area of this municipality is a must: Tyholmen. Proud of its traditional past, Tyholmen promotes the preservation of heritage while welcoming modernity. Stroll through its charming, typical streets and admire the balance between innovation and history in the old town.

Trinity Church is a must-see in the city, this cathedral with its distinctive red color is visible from all parts of the city. It rises so elegantly and majestically in the city center that it is a very important part of Arendal's urban landscape.

For cultural outings, the city has many museums ideal for family outings, Vitensenteret Sorlandet Arendal or the Kuben - Aust-Agder Museum Og Arkiv ideal to introduce children to the history of Arendal.

To admire the Norwegian landscape, what better than a walk in nature, the Hove and Spornes trail on the coast of Tromoya, is an excellent place to relax. Swim, take a walk, or just sit and watch the ocean.

Arendal is a small harbor town with a lot of charm, you will be conquered by its port and its marina which are ideal for long walks, come and discover its museums and its pleasant atmosphere.

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How to go from Oslo to Arendal?

There are several options to get to Arendal from Oslo. The bus Vy190 takes 3.5 hours to arrive, there is a change at Harebakken which takes you to Tinghuset right next to Arendal.
Another bus Nw192 from Filipstad in Oslo takes a little longer but takes you directly to the bus station in Arendal.
Otherwise, train 50 takes 5h20.
The fastest option is by car, which takes about 3h.

Arendal is a small port city, but you will find accommodations there. Hotel Arendal is affordable, Thon Hotel Arendal and Grand Hotel Arendal are a bit more expensive but very well rated.

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