Farsund Historical Walk




1 Hr 25 mins


Available all year

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Discover the rich history of Farsund as you take a stroll through this old pirate town surrounded by miles of beaches and thousands of birds.
  • Learn more about the interesting past and the present of Farsund.

  • See the most important building paces and buildings a well as hidden gems of this small town.

  • Meet the watchman at some point during the tour. Farsund is one of the only two Norwegian towns with a watchman.

Your local guide will take you on a leisurely walk through the quaint town of Farsund, and shares stories about the history, culture and livelihood from both the past and present. 

Farsund became incorporated as a town in 1795. Trade and shipping lay the foundation for prosperity. For some years, Farsund, "The Town at the Sound," could call itself the world's largest shipping town when comparing the gross tonnage of Farsund's ships to the local population. The town centre now includes Gåseholmen, a town within the town. Centrally located in the main part of the town is the Marketplace where you can sit at the water's edge and enjoy watching the boats approach the town. 

Farsund is also known for its exciting history of privateering dating back to the 1800's when the locals fought the invading British ships during the Napoleonic wars.  The region has close ties to America due to extensive emigration in the 50s and 60s.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Walking covers approx. 1,5 km on mostly level terrain. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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