Tvedestrand – Preseason

Tvedestrand oversikt-35152

Tvedestrand is another of the small, white towns strung along the Southern Coast of Norway (Sørlandet). Most of the year they are very quiet, almost sleepy towns that come to life for a couple of months in midsummer.  We had the opportunity to visit Tvedestrand some weeks ago, just ahead of the summer season.

Tvedestrand Tollboden-35165

About now this small harbour will be teeming with pleasure crafts of all types and sizes, with tourists and locals mingling on the quays.

Tvedestrand strykejernhus-7538

NYC is not the only place that have its Flatiron building, but the atmosphere in Tvedestand is much more laid-back and quiet, at least it was when we were there.

Hund på Trapp-35175

Not many restaurants were open, and at this one the guest was kind of sleepy.

Bøker Tvedestrand-35141

Tvedestrand is famous for its second-hand book stores. One even had a self-service shelf where you could pay by putting coins through a key hole. We bought two books.

Tvedestrand MC-35180

But somehow I felt that the summer season was about to start.

PS The comments section is ABOVE the photos :-)