The old center part of Grimstad dates back to the sailing ship days. The area has streets that are narrow and wind throughout the hills. The Grimstad Bymuseum features a maritime section as well as many arts and crafts. It is located in the center of the town along with the pharmacy. The pharmacy dates back to the year 1837. This pharmacy was where Henrik Ibsen had his apprenticeship. It is where his first plays were written as well.
In the northeast part of town is Fjure Kirk, which is a church. The church has a memorial stone for Terje Vigen. Vigen was a person that Ibsen wrote about. The brave seaman came from Denmark to the city with 2 tons of barley during the year 1809, which was a time of starvation.
Norholm is located on the southwest side of Grimstad. It was the home of Knut Hamsun, who was a novelist and Nobel prize winner.
The coastal area near Kristiansand is well-known for the holiday resorts. The area has been featured in literature, paintings, and poetry throughout the years.
Lillesand offers a charming skerries town. It has several wooden houses that are white washed as well as a gorgeous town hall. There are sightseeing boats that leave from Grimstad to Blindleia. This is a 12 kilometer line of inlets that are busy during the summer months with many crafts.
Grimstad Photo Gallery
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