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Farsund

Country
Norway
State
Vest-Agder
City
Farsund
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Lista airport or Farsund Airport, Lista is constructed as a military airport during World War 2.From 1955 to 2002 the airport used for civil scheduled air taxi traffic.Today, developed airport area as industrial.

By Train

the railroad Southern Railway also followed a inner line.The transition to land-based communications meant that Farsund was a more remote location.Civil aviation in Lista Airport compensated for this and when the airport was closed in 2002, This was compensated by the expansion of roads for an overall plan that called Lister package.

By Road

County road 43 is the municipality's main connection to the European highway 39.County road 43 passes through the municipality from the list through Farsund and across Spind to Lyngdal.The municipal boundary is the toll road.County road 465 connects Farsund with European highway 39 in western direction.On this road lies Ravneheitunnelen that Vest-Agder's longest road tunnel with 3340 meters.The tunnel was opened 2009 and runs from Stephane Sund to Kjerringdal in Farsund.The tunnel replaced the winding and narrow road over the moor Raven.

By Ferry

As long as the sea was the main communication route from the South Coast to the West Coast was Farsund centrally.Lista lighthouse and turned the ships away around the dangerous Listalandet.

Key places to visit
North Sea Festival, Nordberg fort, Vanse Church, Oddernes Church


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Places to Visit

North Sea Festival

is a music festival in Farsund.It was established in 1999 and focuses on traditional music in countries around the North Sea, our own traditional music and folk dances and similar expressions from other country.The festival focuses on the exchange and development.This is done by allowing artists from different countries come together and play together.In the period that the festival has been held, has hired artists from Scotland, England, Ireland, Orkney, Faroe, Shetland, Denmark and Sweden.Also amateur and folk music students from other parts of Norway is participating together with the professional musicians.This provides both the breadth and gravity of the festival.In 2008, approx. 150 musicians and dancers in action in over 40 different concerts and performances.In addition, courses and seminars.

Nordberg fort

is a former coastal artillery, combat systems in the Navy, who was on the list of Farsund.The fort is one of the few German coastal fort that has been preserved in its original form.It is protected and is owned and managed by West-Agder county.In 2009 a new museum building opened in Nordberg continued, with cafe, shop and prehistoric exhibit.It was built in 1942 by German forces and was to be part of the German Atlantic Wall.The fort was abandoned when the Germans left Norway after the capitulation in 1945.The Norwegian National Guard took over the plant in 1950 and it was in use until 1995.

Vanse Church

is a cruciform church in Vanse in Farsund municipality, Vest-Agder county.The structure is of stone and has 1100 seats.The church is the nave and is probably built in the 1000 's.It is believed that the church was built in the years before Oddernes Church in Kristiansand and the latter is dated to 1040 Based on that list seems to have had a more populous area than Oddernes parish, and these churches seem to be built by the same crews are Vanse church officially dated to 1037.The church celebrated thus its 950-year anniversary in 1987.Other early churches in the College have been Harkmark Church in Mandal and Hovag Church in Lillesand.Vanse church shows at all for any sign of having been-Agder county church in medieval Stavanger Diocese.For the bishop, the church must have been important, because there are few other places in medieval Stavanger Diocese that there is such permanence that the parish priest is also canon in Stavanger.

Oddernes Church

is located in the district of Lund in Kristiansand municipality, Vest-Agder county.It is a church of stone towers and tarnfot three.It is the main church in Oddernes parish in Kristiansand domprosti.The east side of the church has rubble walls.The choir has a semi-circular, apsidal end which bears witness to the church's medieval origins.The first church on the site may have been raised by Oyvind, godson to St. Olaf  and one expects the central part of the church as Oyvind's works and dates it to the middle of which 11 century.Access to the site which is a well known tourist destination is via the E18 and Rv471.

Right Time to Visit

September - December
February - June

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