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Langesund

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Langesund is a small coastal town in Telemark.

Get in

By bus

Bus from Kristiansand and Oslo stop on the highway E18 which is a ten minute drive from Langesund.

There is a direct bus from SkienPorsgrunn and Stathelle.

By car

Follow signs from the E18 towards Langesund.

By ferry

The ferry company Fjord Line has 1-2 daily routes to and from Hirtshals in Denmark, and continuing to Bergen in West Norway.

By train

From Porsgrunn you can take train to or from Oslo or Notodden.

Get around

See

  • Wrigthegaarden. See a concert at Wrigthegaarden. Many top Norwegian artists play here and there are even a few international acts as well. Elton John, Bob Dylan and B.B. King all played here. Also be sure to catch the Monday jam-session where you will find talented locals as well as famous local artists such as Vidar Busk and Stephen Ackles pop in every now and then.
  • Tangen Fort. Explore the Tangen Fort. A 30 minute walk south of the center of town through picturesque narrow streets with old white wooden buildings.

Do

Buy

Eat

  • Wrighteegaarden.
  • Barracuda. Very good fish restaurant at the pier. Best in town.
  • Papa's. Pizza

Drink

  • Wrighteegaarden. Famous for concerts and lively summer crowd in the outdoor garden. Has an upstairs bar in the restaurant, a pub downstairs and a very nice seating area in the garden in the summer.
  • Tordenskiold. If you want to sing karaoke with drunk locals from the countryside this is the place to be. Head upstairs for trance/techno.

Sleep

  • Quality Hotel & Resort Skjærgården, Stathellevn 35, ✉ qr.badeparken@choice.no. Four star hotel with water-park. 15-20 min. walk from the city center.
  • Langesund Bad, Badeveien 5 (at the west-side of town, 5-10 minutes walk from the center), ☏ +4735973529. An old style hotel.

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