Beach holiday in the south of Norway
TEXT: SYNNE JOHNSSON | PHOTOS: ÅROS FERIESENTER
Located on a long, sandy beach, only 15 minutes from Norway’s summercapital, Kristiansand, Åros Feriesenter offers the perfect holiday for families, groups of friends, businesses and everyone else who would like to enjoy picturesque scenery, a heated swimming pool, mini golf and more.
Åros Feriesenter was opened in 1970 by the Herlofsen family, who still owns it today. The holiday resort has 100 cabins and apartments with different capacities and facilities, and at different prices. During the summer they have a heated pool, a mini-golf course, a playground for children, a beach bar with a full licence, and much more. “It’s the perfect holiday for families as we offer something for all ages: a lot of activities and facilities for children, and a beach bar and restaurant for adults,” says owner and director Kristian Herlofsen. “Kristiansand is a great holiday destination – it’s the ultimate summer city in Norway.”
It is also the perfect destination for boatlovers, asÅros has a guest harbour, so visitors can arrive by boat and enjoy one or a few days on shore at the resort. Moreover, it is only a short distance from the ferryport with departures to Denmark.
Kristiansand is well suited for family holidays, and Åros is close to all the must-sees in the city, like the famous Dyreparken in Kristiansand, Norway’s biggest zoo. There are also several museums, a water park and, crucially, beaches nearby. Located in the very south of Norway, Kristiansand gets hot and sunny weather. There are many lively al fresco restaurants, bars and a lot of nature experiences to enjoy in the summer sun, or even in the winter snow.
“This city, and Åros Feriesenter, is an excellent holiday destination because it is so lively here, while having that relaxed holiday vibe,” says Herlofsen. “It’s just something about the mood here; the locals are known all over Norway for being friendly, which really isthe case. Maybe it’s because of the sun and warm weather.”
However, the resort is not only for summer holidays:it offers cheaper off-season prices and stays open all year round. Due to its big capacity, it is ideal for seminars, work trips, schools, sports teams and anyone else who would like to enjoy the southern Norwegian nature.
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