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Oppdatert: 12. des. 2022

Lindesnes is situated on the southernmost tip of Norway – with Lindesnes Lighthouse and Ryvingen Lighthouse out at the ocean’s edge, the idyllic atmosphere of Southern Norway, old wooden houses and delicious fresh seafood.


There are many places worth visiting in Lindesnes. Small villages with shops, playgrounds and restaurants and cafés. The unique underwater restaurant, ‘Under’ sits in the ebb at Båly in Spangereid. At the nearby harbour, you can buy fish cakes in the harbour and fishing equipment on the quay

Those wishing to take a little break from everyday life can take a walk on one of the many walking paths with viewpoints, bathing spots and fishing spots for freshwater fishing. However, those looking for a more intense nature experience can take part in bushcraft or rafting on the Mandalselva river.

Mandalselva river is one of Norway’s best salmon rivers and, together with Audnaelva river, attracts many anglers every year in the hope of catching salmon and sea trout. The Mandalselva river winds its way through the valley and runs out into the sea in Mandal, which is the southernmost town in Norway. The town is known as the birthplace of the five great artists Gustav and Emanuel Vigeland, Adolph Tidemand, Amaldus Nielsen and Olaf Isaachsen.

With its narrow streets and alleys of old wooden houses (around 700 protected houses), Mandal is the real deal in Southern Norway with bracing sea air. Furulunden is located by the town centre and is the city’s green area – with lots of paths suitable for walking and cycling trips. There is a lovely pine forest surrounded by large and small beaches, with Sjøsanden being the longest beach of approx. 800 metres. Even the youngest children have their own beach – Lillebanken – with a playground in the water.

Lighthouse holidays

Lindesnes Lighthouse is situated as far south as you can get on the mainland. The lighthouse station is a museum area featuring exhibitions, a cinema, café and the chance to go up to the top of the lighthouse. The holiday apartment in the lighthouse keepers’ house can be rented all year, allowing guests to feel the forces of nature from all directions.

Ryvingen Lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost lighthouse and is located in a landscape protection area in the Lindesnes archipelago. On nice summer days, the island is a very popular destination. The association Foreningen Ryvingens Venner offers overnight accommodation and transport in the summer season, or otherwise by arrangement.

Hatholmen Lighthouse is situated just outside Sjøsanden and marks the approach to Mandal. The lighthouse was established in 1867, but has been unmanned for many years. The association Mandal Kystlag tends to the lighthouse and has built a nice jetty with benches and a barbecue down below the lighthouse keepers’ residence. In the summer, it is possible to stay overnight and wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean.

Other info

Do you wonder what else you can see and do in Lindesnes? Visit our website,, and read about everything you can see and do in Lindesnes. You can also download the app Visit Lindesnes. You will then have a complete overview, including an events calendar, wherever you go. You are also welcome to visit us at the Tourist Information in Mandal.

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Tourist information Buen Culturehouse, Havnegata 2, 4515 Mandal Tel.: +47 38 27 83 00

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