Lyngor won the award for being the best preserved village in all of Europe in the year 1991. It is one of the most idyllic islands of Archipelago Park (Skjaergardsparken). This park covers almost the entire coast of Aust-Agder County in Norway.
Lyngor is only accessible by using a boat taxi. The taxis can be caught from Gjerving, which is located on the mainland. There are no roads on the island, which offers visitors a wonderful and peaceful haven. There are many fine historical buildings on the island. These buildings are all near the old customs and pilot stations.
Visitors can wind through the narrow footpaths to see the fragrant gardens and painted houses with their white picket fences. The island was once covered in forest, but these wooded areas are now gone. However, there are a lot of flowers that cover the land. The seeds for the flowers were brought by sailing ships.
In the year 1812, the area was the site of a bloody sea battle between the English and the Norwegians/Danish. The Norwegian boat, Najaden was sunk by Dictator, an English boat.
There is a cultural history museum located on the island and it is connected to a restaurant. The island group shares a church from the 13th century located at Dybvag, which is on the mainland.
Lyngor Photo Gallery
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