What to do in Arendal, Norway

How to come to Arendal?
 From Oslo, it takes about 5 hours bus ride /4 hours plus train ride to Arendal.
The bus will stop you at Harebaken and then you will need to take another bus to get into the city.
Whereas, you will need to take the train to Stavanger first then later change to another loca train that brings you to Arendal train station which is Barbu area, near to the harbour and this town.

I recommend taking the Train.
To get cheaper train or bus rides, 
it's Best to book them online few weeks beforehand to get a cheaper/ discounted tickets.

The train will take you through the innland parts of Norway with lots of nice view of the fjord, lake, cute norwegian traditional houses and farms views.
Both bus and train has wifi onboard.
One thing special about this small town of Arendal is that at times, they will have huge cruise ships stopping by and it makes the town looks super tiny !

And of course I love harbour view. 

Just feel free to walk around the harbour, and sometimes through some older wooden Norwegian houses.
Some are maintained nicely some are not.
Well, if you are bold enough, feel free to knock their doors to aks for a house tour. 
Some Norwegians might find that very rude though. 
But I can say that Most of ALL the Norwegians that I have been to are just so pretty decorated indoors .
And if ur lucky the main church of Arendal is open, 
feeel free ot go in and check out~ 
It's huge and pretty !!!

The church stands out a lot in the main town of Arendal and I love it very much.
It's like some significance of a view of this small town. 
Arendal is very active with sports activities and competitions especially in the summer.
Sometimes, if you are lucky, you might get to see the Sail competition or kid's cycling competition day. The community here are extremely welcoming and friendly as well.

There is a fish market in Barbu and go and see yourself cause fish markets aren't that common in Oslo. And there you can get fishes for a very good price.

Other than that, swimming on the beach around Arendal might require some transport.
But if you are from Oslo, and you dont mind jumping from the harbour, feel free to do that cause the sea water in the harbour in Arendal is way much cleaner than Oslo's harbour !
Do watch out for jelly fishes though~ their tentacles can sting real bad.

Swimming just at Barbu area is one of my favourite spot!
But mind you, the locals might be swim there cause they think it's dirty but it's so clean that you can see through the water and spot jelly fishes.

Once awhile there are ships that visits to Arendal and onboard, they usually welcomes guests to their ship restaurant !
So feel free to check out these visiting ships/ boats and indulge something onboard.

And If you have more time, there are ferry rides to Merdø island which is 
one of the cleanest island around as no vehicle can be on that island !
Moreover, you can enjoy the view of Arendal's fjord on the way..
It's 60Kr per way and best to visit on a sunny day !

Here's a pic of me on Merdo Island. 


Thanks for reading.


HI, Im Felicia, a Youtuber, Special-Effect Makeup Artist , Linguist whom loves Batik painting. My blog started as a personal blog but then I gradually find that I enjoy writing reviews on products and sharing my experiences and travel stories with other readers. Feel free to drop me a message, and you can always email me at feliciazoe@live.com..

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