Hamresanden is located approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Oslo, the national capital, and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Stavanger.
Be sure to check out Kristiansand Cathedral or Christiansholm Festning while you are in Hamresanden.
Don't restrict yourself to Hamresanden, because the wider region contains a treasure trove man-made and natural attractions which await the savvy traveler. You'll also find Haegeland, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Iveland 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south.
Experience a little culture, learning and lore amid the great outdoors at the region's much-loved gardens, open-air museums and open-air exhibits. Whether you're believer or an atheist, you're sure to find a little enlightenment in Oslo - Southern Norway's mosques and other places of worship.
If you like to make the most of winter, this region may just be the perfect place to go. Grab some gear and go skiing and snowboarding. If you enjoy the water, this is a great place for you. Sailing is popular and another option is boating.
One of the most endearing gestures you can make to locals you'll encounter in your travels is to go to the trouble of some common phrases. "Kvar kjem du frå?" is good to know. It means "Where are you from?" "Kva heiter du?" translates to "What's your name?"
As the sun sets on your time in region, pack up your backpack and bid Hamresanden a fond Ha det bra (farewell).