Arendal, on the coast of Southern Norway, has ideal conditions for a vacation filled with fun activities for the whole family. The archipelago outside Arendal is perfect for all kinds of water sports.

Water sports gear rentals

Here you can rent electricboards for surfing. Or how about a kayak? Rent a small electricmotorboat and be your own captain. Or why not  rent a JetSki to explore the waterways around Arendal with its many idyllic islands?

Take courses or join a guided tour

You can learn to dive, take freediving or scuba diving courses.

Boat trips - Let somebody show you the sights

If this sounds like too much "work" for you, you can experience this beautiful landscape from the sun deck of a sightseeing boat or as a passenger on a trip through the scerries in the Raet nationalpark in a RIB.

Lazy day at the sea side - The more laid-back alternatives

If you just want to lay on a beach and go for a swim, there are several sandy beaches in the vicinity of Arendal. Why not hop on a ferry to car-free Merdø island with its two sandy, familyfriendly beaches. If it gets too hot you can cool off with a cold beverage or an ice cream from the little yellow café Merdø Kro close to the beach.