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Langesund is a small coastal town in Telemark.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Bus from Kristiansand and Oslo stop on the highway E18 which is a ten minute drive from Langesund.

There is a direct bus from Skien, Porsgrunn and Stathelle.

By car[edit]

Follow signs from the E18 towards Langesund.

By ferry[edit]

The ferry company Fjord Line has 1-2 daily routes to and from Hirtshals in Denmark, and continuing to Bergen in West Norway.

By train[edit]

From Porsgrunn you can take train to or from Oslo or Notodden.

Get around[edit]


  • Wrigthegaarden. See a concert at Wrigthegaarden. Many top Norwegian artists play here and there are even a few international acts as well. Elton John, Bob Dylan and B.B. King all played here. Also be sure to catch the Monday jam-session where you will find talented locals as well as famous local artists such as Vidar Busk and Stephen Ackles pop in every now and then.
  • Tangen Fort. Explore the Tangen Fort. A 30 minute walk south of the center of town through picturesque narrow streets with old white wooden buildings.




  • Wrighteegaarden.
  • Barracuda. Very good fish restaurant at the pier. Best in town.
  • Papa's. Pizza


  • Wrighteegaarden. Famous for concerts and lively summer crowd in the outdoor garden. Has an upstairs bar in the restaurant, a pub downstairs and a very nice seating area in the garden in the summer.
  • Tordenskiold. If you want to sing karaoke with drunk locals from the countryside this is the place to be. Head upstairs for trance/techno.



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