Norway

Risør (NO)

About Risør (NO)

Risør is a municipality in the Norwegian province of Aust-Agder. The town borders Tvedestrand, Vegårshei and Gjerstad in Aust-Agder and Kragerø in Telemark in the northeast. In this municipality many mountains can be found, as well as a lot of water. So if you are going to sail, you often see green mountains, which is a beautiful view.

At about 50 km away is Raet National Park, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Raet National Park was founded in 2016 and is the first of its kind in the region. It stretches from Hasseltangen in Grimstad to Lyngør in Tvedestrand and includes some 607 km² of coastal habitats and the waters outside. In Raet National Park you will experience the Skagerrak coast in a nutshell: hardwood forests, heaths, marches, meadows and marshes by the sea, and marine habitats such as mud plains, seagrass meadows and kelp forests. It is an area characterized by glacier properties, with long pebble beaches, hills, ice-polished rocks – both rounded and “whale carcass” – and expansive deposits.

Risør is also close to Gjerstad. The village of Gjerstad has a wooden church from 1848. The church, with a church bell from 1672 cast in Amsterdam, was restored in 2004 and restored to its original state. The village is located on Sørlandsbanen, the railway between Oslo and Kristiansand, and has a station from 1935.

Hotspots in Risør (NO)