Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Arendal

Come and experience Arendal and its festivals, churches and live music. Renowned for its island views, museums and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Arendal

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Arendal a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jumbo Lekeland (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Nes Verk Golfpark (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Arendal

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Arendal is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Groos Recreation Ground (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • S.N. Hansen's Park (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Potholes at Sild (21.1 mi / 34 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Arendal

Fly into Kristiansand (KRS-Kjevik), the closest airport, located 30.8 mi (49.5 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Arendal Station, Arendal Stoa Station and Arendal Brastad Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Arendal, NO?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Arendal. From 22 Houses to 7 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arendal for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Arendal?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Arendal. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Arendal Rise Station: 34 vacation rentals
  • Arendal Stoa Station: 30 vacation rentals
  • Merdogaard Museum: 28 vacation rentals
  • Kulturhistoriste Senter: 30 vacation rentals
  • Arendal Brastad Station: 31 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arendal listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Arendal?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 22 Houses in Arendal. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Arendal include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 7 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Arendal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Arendal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.