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Campsites in Norway
Campsites in Norway

Campsites in Grimstad

Campsites in Grimstad

The Grimstad area is very popular with tourists. Especially with Norwegian tourists. And so it can be quite busy in the summer months (especially in July). Totally fine, of course, if you like this. Or if you just came to Grimstad for a trip with the Badebåden Østerøy. If you are not bound by the high season, visit Grimstad in the months of June or August. Then you not only have more space at the campsites in Grimstad, but you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings in peace. Read more


Camping in the Grimstad area

The campsites in Grimstad are almost all on the coast. A number of recommended campsites are located east of Grimstad, like Marivold Camping:

and northeast of Grimstad, like Moysand Familiecamping:

Beautiful campsites right by the sea with various facilities. Including excellent sanitary facilities, a supermarket and a restaurant with a cozy terrace. Both campsites are situated in a wonderfully quiet location.

At 6km. away, southwest of Grimstad is Morvigsanden Camping, beautifully situated in a bay:

Badebåden Østerøy: by boat to Grimstad

Most campsites in Grimstad are quite far from the center. Of course you can visit the town by (electric) bicycle or by car, but by boat is just that little bit more special. With the beautiful Badebåden Østerøy (also called Beach Boat Østerøy):

you sail past countless islands, bays and beaches to the port of Grimstad. You can get on at Marivold Camping, among others. A return ticket costs NOK 175 (adults, price 2023) and NOK 75 for children aged 5 – 15 years. Ticket includes a visit to the Maritime Museum in Grimstad. Please note that the boat only operates in the month of July.

Things to do in Grimstad

Lillesand, Grimstad, Arendal, Risor, Kragero…. all of them idyllic coastal towns along the Sorlandet, also called the Norwegian Riviera. Many of these places are characterized by beautiful white wooden houses. So is Grimstad. You will find various shops, cozy cafes, restaurants and terraces:

Often found in narrow streets and cozy alleys. Visit the Maritime Museum or experience the history of the famous poets/writers Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Do you prefer to go out by bike? You can rent bicycles at the Grimstad Tourist Office. Very useful!