Join our guide on an overland exploration of southern Norway. Admire varied Nordic scenery, taste exquisite wine, and have lunch at Norway’s southernmost point.
Visit the South Cape of Norway, and see the lighthouse that marks the southernmost point of the country
Enjoy a light lunch at Lindesnes Fyr, and choose from a menu of local ocean-based options
Taste award-winning wine at Skudeneset farm and vineyard
See different sides of Norway, from coastal panoramas to lush inland scenery with woods, lakes, and rivers
Autumn, Winter, Spring (1 October - 30 April)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
On this overland excursion between Kristiansand and Farsund or Farsund and Kristiansand, you’ll see why southern Norway is such a popular destination and known by Norwegians as ‘the smiling south’.
Kristiansand is the main city of the region and the fifth largest in Norway. There’s a fascinating blend of old and new architecture that you can admire on a brief sightseeing tour of its landmarks.
West of Kristiansand on the scenic Lista peninsula that juts into the North Sea is Farsund. An old pirate town, Farsund in more recent history has a connection with America when much of its population emigrated there in the 19th century. You might spot little pieces of Americana there today, including gleaming Buick, Cadillac, and Pontiac cars.
Not far from Farsund, cast iron Lindesnes Lighthouse stands proud, a famous landmark at the South Cape of Norway that marks the entrance of the Skaggerak Strait. We’ll have lunch here, including locally made sourdough, fresh savoury fishcakes, leg of lamb, and moose sausages.
Your tour will also visit Skudeneset farm and vineyard, the northernmost vineyard in the world. Learn about the wine-making process from the passionate vintner and taste the award-winning Sygna sparkling wine. Over at the basketry, the winemaker’s wife will impress you with her willow-weaving skills.
Mandal is a town halfway between Farsund and Kristiansand with whitewashed houses typical for the region. Stroll down the main street and take in the charming atmosphere or join the guide for a short walk.
We can’t visit the south coast and not see the world’s largest underwater restaurant, Under, for a short visit and presentation. With Michelin Star status, Under’s dining room is 5.5 metres below sea level, immersing guests in Norway’s marine life.