Tvedestrand – Preseason

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 :-)


22 thoughts on “Tvedestrand – Preseason

    • Thank you Andrew 🙂 . It is one of several towns along the coast, and they are famous (in Norway) as the places to be in summer.


  1. It’s a very pretty little town, with the added bonus (to me anyway) of those book shops! I love the “flatiron” building too. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. All the photos are spot on, RuneE; though the second and third photos appealed the most to me. It seems people who own dogs, no matter where in the world, will take them on their ambles in the cities and restrain them on a fence or post or bench while they have their coffee and/or treats. At least this one is keeping up on its snooze time, while others I’ve seen tend to bark or howl in separation anxiety.

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  3. When I view this post I am reminded that not everyone in this world wants a McDonalds or Pancake House in their town. What magic your town folks must muster from its citizens to keep towns like this beautiful. — barbara

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  4. Love the photos…my grandparents were raised in Tvedestrand and got married in the Holt church..they then came to U.S. where my father was born…

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