The picturesque, white houses of Farsund

Farsund Historical Walk

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.

Included in your cruise
  • Learn more about the interesting past and the present of Farsund.
  • See the most important building places and buildings, along with hidden gems in this small town.
  • Meet the watchman during the tour. Farsund is one of the only two Norwegian towns with a watchman.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    1h25

  • Max. passengers

    160

  • Booking Code

    INCL-FAN1

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes

Your local guide will take you on a leisurely walk through the quaint town of Farsund and share stories about the history, culture, and livelihood of its people.

Farsund was incorporated as a town in 1795. Trade and shipping were the foundation of its prosperity. For some years, Farsund (Norwegian for ‘The Town at the Sound’) could have called itself the world's largest shipping town if they would have compared the gross tonnage of Farsund's ships to the local population. The town center 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 watch the boats float toward town.

Farsund is also known for its exciting history of privateering. This dates back to the 1800s, locals fought invading British ships during the Napoleonic wars. The region has close ties to the Unites States, due to extensive emigration in the 1950s and 1960s.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: Walking approximately 1 mile on mostly level terrain

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.