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Farsund og Lista

Oppdatert: 9. des. 2022

Long sandy beaches and room for everyone.


Lista lighthouse was lit for the first time in 1836. At one time, there were actually three lighthouses at one point to distinguish it from others of its kind. At that time, Lista was the world’s largest lighthouse station! The foundations of the two dismantled lighthouses have been excavated and are now visible. At the lighthouse, you will find an art gallery, Visitor Centre Wetland Lista, Lista bird observatory, bike rental, Accommodation in lighthouse apartments, a gift shop and a café.

Listastrendene beaches Mile-long sandy beaches with white, soft powdery sand extend along the coast of Lista. The beaches are popular bathing spots and for walks all year round. Farsund beach is located in walking distance of the town centre and has a diving tower and a unique sauna with a view of the sea. See for more information.

Cycling in Farsund. Experience the unique Lista from your bike. The Vita Velo Vest-Lista route follows a signposted cycling route through the cultural landscape between Lista Lighthouse and Varnes Lighthouse. The Vita Velo Huseby route takes you through the sandy dune landscape at Husebybukten and Lomsesanden. You can hire both electric and regular bikes at Lista Lighthouse throughout the year and from the Tourist Information in the centre of town in the summer. See for more Information.

Loshavn og Eikevåg

Idyllic harbours near the open sea dating from the age of sailing ships and with some of the best preserved wooden houses in Southern Norway. Loshavn was an important privateering harbour during the Napoleonic Wars (1807 to 1814). The history of privateering lives on with events and activities for young and old in the centre of Farsund during the summer. Vestagdermuseet Lista på Nordberg Fort

Lista has a long, varied and fascinating history. Vest-Agder Museum in Lista tells the history of the area through its many exhibitions and collections. In the Penne area you can see rock carvings from the Bronze Age.

Open every day during the summer season with activities for children, café and a great walking area.

Guiding tours of town

From Monday to Saturday from the last week in June until the first week in August, you can meet Norway’s only female night watchwoman on the streets of Farsund, carrying a lit lamp and a morning star. You are invited to join a fantastic round trip of the town with the night watchman as your guide.

Walking area

The Coastal Route goes from Loshavn in east to Varnes in West. In Farsund, there are many walking areas, with several kilometres of waymarked trails. Visit for more information.


Great fishing opportunities in freshwater and in the sea. Contact the Tourist Information for information about organised deep sea fishing trips. See and for more information.


Farsund and Vanse have pleasant town centres with a great diversity of shops. The shopping center in Farsund has a good selection of chain stores.

What`s on

A What’s on Calendar featuring concerts, festivals, theatre productions and activities is available at

Tourist information

Visiting address: Several self-operated tourist information sites throughout the municipality

Tel.: +47 906 12 688 E-mail :

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