Risor is located approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Oslo, the country's capital.
From perennial tourist favourites to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler, the area around Risor is wonderfully endowed with cultural and natural attractions. Faervik and Arendal are two other places worth visiting while you're in Oslo - Southern Norway.
Approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southwest of Risor is Kristiansand, an important regional city where you'll find University of Agder, Christiansholm Festning and Kristiansand Kanonmuseum. Kristiansand Cathedral and Kristiansand Zoo are also good places to visit.
When the weather is fine, why don't you discover Oslo - Southern Norway's open-air exhibits, open-air museums and gardens?. Experience Risor's heavenly side by paying your respects at the area's mosques and other holy sites.
Breathe in and feel your worries drift away as you enjoy the area's gentler pastimes such as picnicking and bird watching. Visitors in search of outdoor action can get their fix by joining a horse riding or four-wheel driving adventure.
Authentic traveling encompasses so much more than just the scenery, it's also about the poetry, song and story of a region. Your days in Oslo - Southern Norway will become much more meaningful if you take the time to memorize a few handy words and phrases in Norwegian. Using a few easy sentences, such as "Kvar kjem du frå?", which is "Where are you from?", could make your vacation all the more interesting. Or try "Kva heiter du?" (What's your name?).
When it is time to depart from Risor, use the last of your Norwegian kroner on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Ha det bra (farewell).