Farsund is a municipality in the south of Norway. It is located approximatly 90km to the west from Kristiansand and 166km from Stavanger. It is located to the west of Lyngdal. The small town of approximately 9000 inhabitants are a desired summer travel destination for tourists.
It is located on the coast near the North Sea, and was once one of the world's largest shipping towns in relation to the town's population. Acts of Piracy is also part of Farsund's history.
There is also the possibility of sailing or motoring your boat to Farsund. Farsund has one of Norway's finest guest harbors. During the summer, the local watch-woman brings newspapers and pastries to the tourists visiting Farsund by boat. Her round goes around the docks in town. Staying in Farsund by boat is free.
There are buses leaving for Farsund and Vanse from Kristiansand several times a day by service of "Sørlandsruta". "Sørlandsruta" buses are identified by their white paint and red logo. To get to Farsund from Stavanger you'll have to take one of the many expressbuses that drive between Stavanger, through Kristiansand to Oslo. Change buses in Lyngdal and take a bus to Farsund.
Farsund itself is small and compact and a car is therefore not necessary to get around. There is a small hotel located in the city centre as well as several small shops. To get to Farsund's surrounding areas you might want to rent a car, or eventually take the bus. Farsund and Vanse are serviced by Sørlandsruta.
There is also a taxi company in Farsund.
Farsund is a gorgeous harbor and worth visiting because of its beautiful scenery and surroundings. Like the rest of Norway, Farsund has beautiful scenic surroundings.