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Make a holiday home, apartment, farmhouse or cabin in Aust-Agder, Norway your home away from home

Aust-Agder is a county in the beautiful south of Norway, spreading north and inland from the Skagerrak coast in South Norway. The majority of the population lives within reach of the coast and hence much of the self catering accommodation in Aust-Agder is near the coast too. Aust-Agder is best known for its historic and picturesque coastal towns, as well as scenery, wildlife, hiking and skiing, and is a great place for a holiday for all ages.

Things to do on holiday in Aust-Agder, Norway

There are always plenty of things to do when renting self catering accommodation in Aust-Agder, Norway. This is a beautiful part of the world with an attractive coastline and plenty of lakes too where you can enjoy fishing and boating. Hiking is also a popular pastime and there’s always the chance you’ll see some Norwegian wildlife such as elk, deer and beavers. Some of the self catering accommodation in Aust-Agder even has its own swimming pool so you can spend plenty of time in your holiday rental keeping active or relaxing around the pool. During the winter there is skiing in the region.

Places to visit on holiday in Aust-Agder, Norway

The southern coastline of Norway is renowned for its charming historic towns and these are one of the top attractions nearby your Aust-Agder holiday home. Towns like Risor are full of traditional buildings set around a harbour and surrounded by hills and lakes. The wooden boat festival in August is highly popular. Other attractions include the aquarium and the citadel, as well as various other festivals throughout the year.

Arendal is another popular coastal town. Its historic centre contains wooden buildings which date back to the 1600’s, plus Arendal has many popular festivals during the summer too.

The weather in Aust-Agder, Norway

Self catering accommodation in Aust-Agder is popular for many different reasons and the weather here is milder than you might think! During the summer the coastline of Aust-Agder experiences warm days, and even during the winter it is quite mild here. Distance from the coast decreases the temperature and snow is common, but then holiday homes in Aust-Agder are popular during the winter because of skiing and other winter sports that can be enjoyed here!

Flights to Aust-Agder, Norway

There are no airports in Aust-Agder itself, but your self catering accommodation can still be reached from the airports in the neighbouring counties. To the north is the city of Skien, and to the south is the city of Kristiansand. However, you may not find flights directly to these airports from much of Europe, so look for ones going from the UK to Oslo from where you can either drive, or catch a connecting flight onwards.

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                                                                            Fabulous house and location

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            We had a brilliant family get together in this lovely well maintained house. Good weather allowed us to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and local activities. The space and equipment were ample for a large group. Highly recommend.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                            Perfect place to celebrate a family Christmas

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                                                                            We were an extended family with three small children who were looking for a place to celebrate Christmas together in Norway. The Nissehus was an easy 3.5 hour drive from Oslo, good clear instructions for arrival. The house itself was beautifully located in a larger cabin area with pretty landscape and some small lakes. Christmas was unseasonably warm this year, so no snow on arrival, but it came down during our Christmas day breakfast to lovely effect. We took some little walks in the area, and had an outdoor bbq with hot dogs and cocoa around the fire pit provided, but unfortunately did not get to try out any of the skiing trails or local slopes. And the snow came down for full the night before we were to leave, absolutely gorgeous. The house itself was bright, spotless and well equipped on all fronts, bedding, kitchen, sauna. Lots of space both inside and outside for all of us. Great views from the kitchen table which became our natural gathering place. Excellent communication with Harald both prior to and during our stay. I can see that it would be a lovely place to stay during the summer as well. Highly recommended!
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Dec 2015

                                                                            It will not be our last stay ...

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                                                                            June 22 – July 2 2008 When we arrived we suddenly felt in love with this beautiful house. Our first expression was to be in one of these “Astrid Lindgren Houses” – story of Michel in Kathult. The old house is full of lovely details so we and the children had a lot of things to discover in the house and the nature. We liked to row the red boat on the lake and to swim in the clear waters. We tried to explore the nearby beaches and the holiday park in Kristiansand. The only thing we missed was 5 degrees more on the thermometer. The house itself was best equipped – we missed nothing here. It was our first stay in Norway, but it will not be the last stay here because there are so many places to visit.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2008
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2008