Egersund offers a wide range of opportunities to experience the coast, town, forest and mountains – all on the same day! Explore a varied landscape and the charming area of wooden houses in the old town
...did you know that Eigersund municipality extends over parts of the Magma UNESCO Global Geopark? Discover unique places in the geopark in Egersund: The colourful wooden houses in the lunar landscape, Eigerøy Lighthouse, the old Jærbanen railway line and not least Trollpikken rock!
Historic, well-preserved area of wooden houses
Experience at least ten different architectural styles in a charming, small town! In the town centre, you can find examples of Louis XVI, late Empire, Art Nouveau and Neoclassic styles. Enjoy some music in the church – the oldest building in the town. Join a guided tour of the town centre or explore it on your own using a brochure or an app
Try out our new cultural trail with town history signs – a route with 14 signs among the old wooden houses. The trail features many beautiful photos from the Dalane Folk Museum archives, in addition to interesting facts and curiosities. The cultural trail is suitable for anyone who wants to do a lovely walk and explore the centre of Egersund at the same time. Complete the walk by walking up to Varberg and the rock carvings. End your trip with a walk up to Varberg and the rock carvings, compass roses and wonderful views. After wandering around town, we recommend a visit to the Faience Museum, or the Whisky Hall and the Tasting Centre. The floating seafood market and restaurant Fonn Brygge serves a wide range of delicious seafood and the freshest produce in one of Norway’s largest fishery harbours
Outdoor activities in Eigerly
The coastal landscape of Eigerøy and walks along the idyllic north and south sides of the sound are highly recommended. The area has outdoor recreation areas that are suitable for lots of activities, such as fishing, swimming and camping. The biggest swimming spot in the municipality is Skadbergsanden, which has a 500-metre-long shallow beach and low sand dunes. The spot has facilities for ball sports, picnics and a play area for children – perfect for the whole family! Vannbassengan is an excellent outdoor recreation area that is very close to town and is popular with visitors and locals alike. It’s a great place for a swim or to go for a walk
Egersund is also known for the unique rock anorthosite. Large areas of this type of rock are only found here, in Canada and on the moon! Visit Eigerøy Lighthouse, where you can experience an unusual lunar landscape and ‘walk on the moon’!. The perfect place to watch the sun set in the sea. This walk is suitable for all age groups, and can be combined with a guided tour of Magma Geopark and a visit to the lighthouse! You can also book to stay a night in Eigerøy lighthouse-keeper’s house.
The perfect daytrip - the old Jæren line
A great day trip on foot or on bike, with lots of lovely places to stop and enjoy great views. The route winds its way around between hills and rocky outcrops all the way to Hellvik, approx. 8 km. Suitable for all age groups. This trip can be combined with a walk to the summit of Launesfjellet, where you can enjoy a fantastic view of Eigerøya. Maurholen station is situated along the Old Jæren Line. Today, you can hire the station for private functions and accommodation
The iconic Trollpikken Rock
Trollpikken became world famous in 2017 when someone decided to cut it off from the rock formation where it had remained hidden for almost 10,000 years. It now makes for a great walk with family or friends, and is worth seeing if you happen to be in Egersund. Bring a swimming costume in the summer, it’s fun to have a dip in the potholes on the way to Trollpikken rock. You can either drive or cycle to get to Trollpikken rock.
Play along the coast!
Hire a boat, kayak or paddle board and embark on an adventure along the coast or paddle on one of the 6,000 lakes in Magma UNESCO Global Geopark. Egersund has a unique coastline because the solar and lunar cycles don’t affect low and high tides, meaning there is no difference between them. There is an amphidromic point close to Egersund, a kind of zero point in the ocean where the tides cancel each other out. The amphidromic point outside Egersund is unique in Norway, and in Europe. It means the tide stays the same over the course of a day and explains why there are so many boat garages in Egersund. The amphidromic point has been important for the town and harbour, from the Viking Age and until the present day.
Wide range of shops within easy reach. Shopping in Egersund is a delight to the eye both inside and outside the shops. The shops are located in narrow streets of old wooden houses, with a shopping centre practically right next door. Shopping in Egersund is known for its pleasant atmosphere and, not least, first-rate service.
Egersund also has cosy cafés, some of which have sheltered backyards and patios. A shopping centre and the historical Faiance Museum are also within walking distance. The museum is housed in the premises of the former Egersund Fayancefabrik factory. Expect something special when you visit the centre of Egersund!
Egersund is known for its charming and traditional Christmas market, but there is always something going on! Egersund Visefestival, Dalane Bluesfestival, Egersundsugå, Høstmarken and many other concerts, exhibitions and workshops. See our calendar: www.visitegersund.no
Jernbaneveien 18, Egersund