Aust-Agder is located in southern Norway, on the shore of the Skagerrak Strait, and its main attractions are skeletal, full of islands and islets coast as well as pristine inland areas, which are great for relaxation in the countryside.
The capital of the district is the city of Arendal, which is a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of white, wooden houses standing on the seafront, low huts with grass-covered roofs, where residents of larger cities, marinas of boats and yachts, and the fishing port come to for summer or weekend.
At sea, near Arendal, there are skeletal islands, the most visited of which is Merdø with an old fishing village and beach. On the next four islands is the Lyngør settlement, famous for one of Norway's best preserved wooden building complexes.
An interesting city of the region is Grimstad, called the city of poets. They lived here, among others Henryk Ibsen and Knut Hamsun, to this day it is a place of literary festivals. You cannot miss the picturesque wooden buildings and Grimstad Archipelago located a few minutes from the shore with small beaches and the most sunny days in all of Norway.
The northern part of the region is covered with hilly forests. The most famous part of it is the Setesdal Valley, through which the Otra River flows. It is a great place for hiking, and in winter ski trips, with small, traditional villages and beautiful landscapes.