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Lyngdal extends through beautiful surroundings from Sveindal in the north to Korshamn in the south. The area offers an array of exciting experiences for those visiting or travelling through the region.

Korshamn. Photo: Gjermund Glesnes


Whether you’re looking for adventures in the great outdoors, want to relax by the sea, or explore local culture and activities for the whole family, Lyngdal promises unforgettable experiences. Enjoy mountain hikes and spectacular views, explore trails and cycle paths, or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches. Try your luck fishing in rivers and lakes, take a boat trip along the charming coastline, or check out activities such as frisbee golf in Konsmopark or kayaking in the river Audna 

History and culture

Lyngdal is steeped in history. Visit historic landmarks such as Grindheim Church, a cruciform church built in 1783, or Lyngdal Church, a cog-jointed building dating from 1848. You can explore Sveindal Museum, an old farmhouse in Vestre Sveindal that is built in the traditional style typical of Mandal. You can follow the Child Wanderer Path from Hægebostad, through the village of Konsmo, and over to Laudal village. The trail has a poignant history, dating from when poverty and food shortages blighted the inland villages in the 1800s. Learn more about the history of the child wanderers at the Child Wanderer Centre at Konsmo. Visit the old post office in Konsmo, and Klokkergården Bygdetun in Lyngdal, which is Norway’s smallest post office – ‘Veggi poståpneri’. Or visit the Lyngdal Cultural Centre, which houses a cinema, library and restaurant.


This elongated municipality has a variety of hiking trails, through mountains and forests in the north, and around the coast and seaports in the south. There are historic hiking areas, such as the Child Wanderer Path, Kongeveien (the King’s Road, also known as Postveien), and Hausvik Fort, which has remnants of cannons and fortifications from World War II. Sælør is situated in Korshavn and is one of the best-preserved seaports along the coast. Sælør, situated midway between the dangerous waters between Lindesnes and Lista, was an important location for sailing ships heading north, and was a welcome sight after a long voyage at sea. The ruins of a church can be seen here, thought to have been built by Saint Olav in 1028. A number of other kings have visited Sælør with their fleets of ships through the ages. The last royal visit was by King Olav V in 1985.


Lyngdal has excellent places to fish – in lakes, rivers and the sea. During the fishing season, the rivers Audna and Lygna are teeming with fish. Audna has a mixture of rapids and calm waters, while Lygna has narrow sections, waterfalls and rapids. At the end of the 19th century, English ‘salmon lords’ would come to fish these waters. When visiting this area, a visit to the national wild salmon centre, with the salmon steps up Kvåsfossen waterfall, is an absolute must. And if you fancy a bit of sea fishing, you’ll find great opportunities to or try your luck from land or boat. 

Swimming spots

In Lyngdal, there are amazing places to go swimming, both in freshwater and in the sea. Byremosanden is a lovely sandy beach with a children’s play area. Visit the beach at Øydnavannet lake in Konsmo, or the beautiful beaches along the Rosfjord and at Kvåvik in Lyngdal. Check out Sørlandsbadet water world, a recreation centre for the whole family. Lyngdal is the largest shopping hub between Kristiansand and Stavanger, and boasts some great places for shopping. It has a bustling centre with a number of cafés and niche shops, and the shopping centre at Rom has many of the big well-known outlets. Just a stone’s throw from the centre, you can walk the Sherpa steps up Vågefjellet hill and enjoy panoramic views of the two fjords in Lyngdal.


Whatever your reason for visiting, Lyngdal promises an enriching adventure that you’ll never forget!


Torggata 4, 4580 Lyngdal.

Tel: +47 38 33 40 4

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