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Farsund is a municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located on the south coast of Norway, on the southern tip of the Farsund peninsula. It is bordered by the municipalities of Lyngdal to the north and Kvinesdal to the east. The municipality also includes the islands of Flekkerøy and Vestre Sandøy.

The municipality of Farsund was established in 1838 when it was separated from Lyngdal. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Farsund, which is the largest town in the municipality. The other larger villages in the municipality include Lista, Vanse, and Vestbygda.

Farsund has a long history of fishing and shipping. The town of Farsund was an important port in the 1700s and 1800s. It was also a major center for the herring industry in the late 1800s.

The municipality has a mild climate with mild winters and warm summers. The island of Lista is home to a variety of bird species, including puffins, guillemots, and cormorants.

Farsund is also known for its beaches and coastal scenery. The town of Farsund has a beach promenade and a lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1848 and is one of the oldest lighthouses in Norway.

Farsund has also been an important cultural center in Norway. It is the birthplace of the composer Johan Halvorsen and the artist Eilif Peterssen. The annual Farsund Music Festival is held in the town each summer.

Farsund is a beautiful municipality with a rich history and culture. It is a great destination for anyone looking to explore the Norwegian coast and experience the beauty of the Norwegian landscape.

Excursion tips for a day in Farsund

Farsund, Norway is a beautiful coastal town with plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the best things to do in Farsund:

1. Visit the Farsund Maritime Museum to learn about the region’s rich maritime history.

2. Take a boat tour to explore the stunning coastline and spot some of the local wildlife.

3. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the beach, admiring the beautiful views of the sea.

4. Visit the Farsund Lighthouse to take in the stunning views of the town and the surrounding area.

5. Take a hike in the nearby nature reserve, which offers breathtaking views of the fjords and mountains.

6. Visit the local art galleries and museums to learn more about the area’s culture and history.

7. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in town, sampling the local cuisine.

8. Go fishing in the fjords and catch some of the local seafood.

9. Shop for souvenirs at the local shops, or pick up some handmade items from the local artisans.

10. Take a day trip to nearby cities such as Kristiansand and Stavanger to explore their attractions.

Experience Farsund with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Farsund. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Farsund

Farsund in Norway experiences a mild, temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. In winter, temperatures range from 0-4°C and the area experiences strong winds and snowfall. In spring, temperatures range from 5-12°C, with light winds and occasional rain. Summer temperatures range from 15-20°C, with sunny days and light winds. In autumn, temperatures range from 8-13°C, with light winds and occasional rain. Overall, Farsund has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with mild temperatures and light winds.

Cruise weather for Farsund

Our weather forecast for Farsund helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 14.7 °C
36.0 m/s
50.0 m/s
85.2 %
19.0 m
89.7 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 15.3 °C
27.4 m/s
36.0 m/s
83.1 %
24.1 m
89.0 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 15.1 °C
24.8 m/s
32.4 m/s
100.0 %
24.0 m
87.8 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 15.3 °C
29.5 m/s
42.1 m/s
63.9 %
24.1 m
86.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 14.8 °C
36.0 m/s
45.7 m/s
63.6 %
20.4 m
86.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 14.6 °C
47.5 m/s
57.6 m/s
64.1 %
23.8 m
89.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 14.3 °C
51.1 m/s
62.6 m/s
7.4 %
24.1 m
83.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 15.5 °C
29.2 m/s
40.7 m/s
74.7 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 16.2 °C
33.5 m/s
47.5 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
80.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 16.3 °C
21.6 m/s
30.2 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
84.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 15.8 °C
23.0 m/s
29.6 m/s
99.3 %
22.2 m
89.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 15.2 °C
33.1 m/s
37.1 m/s
98.8 %
21.6 m
89.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 14.4 °C
22.9 m/s
29.9 m/s
98.4 %
23.3 m
82.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 14.9 °C
42.5 m/s
46.4 m/s
56.4 %
24.1 m
82.2 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Farsund

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Scheduled ship calls in Farsund, Norway
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