FARSUND; A NORWEGIAN IDYLL

Gorgeous Farsund waterfront

Gorgeous Farsund waterfront

I had never heard of Farsund before. It was an unknown port of call tacked on to the end of an eight day cruise. I wasn’t expecting much from it, to be honest.

It is a port that most cruise ships never visit. Low profile and obviously off the mainstream cruising radar. Hence my low expectations.

Boy, was I wrong.

Check out these pictures of this compact, beautiful little port of call. Farsund is chocolate box pretty, compact and uncrowded. In fact, I found it one of the highlights of the cruise. A rare, undiscovered gem, with all of the charm, but none of the crowds.

Of course, the fact that we had a picture perfect day weather wise did not exactly hurt, either. But, in any event, Farsund is worth a few hours of anybody’s life.

Cruise lines, please take note. It really is far out in Farsund.

 

The harbour is made for strolling

The harbour is made for strolling

Talk about a town on the water

Talk about a town on the water

Farsund town hall

Farsund town hall

Clapboard houses are typical of Norway

Clapboard houses are typical of Norway

Across the harbour panorama

Across the harbour panorama

Water and walkways

Water and walkways

Beautiful rolling greenery surrounds Farsund

Beautiful rolling greenery surrounds Farsund

Gabled houses on the waterfront

Gabled houses on the waterfront

Just outside the town

Just outside the town

The weather was perfect for strolling

The weather was perfect for strolling

Close up of the town hall

Close up of the town hall

Some people have cars to get around...

Some people have cars to get around…

Probably not so appealing in winter

Probably not so appealing in winter

Looking back at the Farsund marina

Looking back at the Farsund marina

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