Arendal is uniquely located on the water - literally. The city is built on 7 small islands and known as Venice of the north. Arendal’s climate and variety of experiences makes it one of the most popular places to go during the summer. Arendal is also known for hosting a vast number of festivals, events and activities through the entire year.
Shipping, forestry and mining made Arendal one of the wealthiest towns in Northern Europe during the 17th and 18th century.
Visit the golden days: Walk through the old part of town “Tyholmen”; beautiful old wooden houses include Arendal Old Town Hall, one of the largest wooden houses in Northern Europe.