A small picturesque southern town midway between Kristiansand and Stavanger
- yet to be discovered by the world. The extraordinary nature and unique attractions make a visit to
Flekkefjord an experience of a lifetime. Welcome to Flekkefjord.
Flekkefjord Tourist Information:
Flekkefjord Culture Center SPIRA,
Elvegaten 1, 4400 Flekkefjord / T: +47 38 32 80 81 / e-mail
Top 4 in flekkefjord
- experience the best of Flekkefjord
discover street art and historic treasures in the dutch quarter
A stroll through the old streets of the Dutch quarter, will bring you to some of Southern Norways best kept wooden houses. Following the cultural path, you can explore the facinating history from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Hollenderbyen has also become a great outdoor gallery for street art, where new ideas meet old traditions. Each year we introduce new artists and murals, both local and international, which enrich this beautiful part of our town.
visit a popular selfie spot: The iconic potholes at brufjell
On the coast of Åna-Sira in Flekkefjord, beneath the magnificent Brufjell mountain and 15 meters above sea level, you will find the giant potholes that look like huge footprints from a lost world. They were formed by the Ice Age, about 20,000 years ago. This area is part of UNESCO’s Magma Geopark. Today Brufjell and the iconic potholes are a popular selfie spot, visited by locals and tourist from alle over the world. We highly recommend a visit. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
take the ferry to Hidra - where coastal culture meets joie de vivre
On this beautiful island, you can truly dive into the coastal heritage of Southern Norway. Hike along marked trails in cultivated landscapes, among wild sheep and goats. Visit small galleries in the harbour of Kirkhamn and enjoy delicious local food at the restaurant in Kongshamn. You can also explore the magnificent war memorials on the very top of the island or visit Fedrenes Minne in Rasvåg, an exhibition on the history of the Island.
Ride your own railbike on the beautiful Flekkefjordbanen
Railbiking has become one of the most popular tourist activities in Flekkefjord. Thousands of people take this ride every year on old train rails, through beautiful scenery and tunnels.
Suitable for everyone. Every day during the summer season from Flekkefjord at 12 and 4 PM or by appointment.
While in flekkeford…
While in Flekkefjord, we recommend that you visit some of the charming niche stores that are located in the cosy streets in the city centre. Here you can find the best perfumes, check out designer clothing, and try on some hot shoes, etc. Everything is more fun when you are walking in streets full of white, wooden houses. Flekkefjord also has a large shopping centre with big brand names and cafés.
We have a vast selection of cafés and restaurants in Flekkefjord og several of them are run by awarded chefs. Mouth-watering pizzas, delicious local food experiences, smoothies and sandwiches, seafood and bakery goods that will bring your mind and belly into happy mode. Enjoy!
Also worth checking out…
4 fun facts about Flekkefjord
1. Oak and gravel from Flekkefjord carry parts of Amsterdam.
2. Norways most famous photographer of all time, Ander Beer Wilse, was born in Flekkefjord. He is most likely to blame for the great myth about Norwegians are born with skis on their feet.
3. Fashion designer Hermés imported hives from Flekkefjord for their hand bag production.
4. Flekkefjord is so close to the zero point of the amphidromic point that we have no ebb and flow. There are only two other such points in the world, close to shore; by New Zealand and by Madagascar.