Risor is a city and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway, between Kristiansand and Oslo. The city belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet. It is a popular tourist place. The surrounding area includes many small lakes and hills. It is known for its beautiful coastline as well.
Risor is also known as one of Europe’s best kept wooden house towns. It has an attractive u-shaped harbor with many fishing boats and yachts. The town is host to a number of internationally renowned festivals including BeyondRisør, the Risør Festival of Chamber Music, the Villvin handicraft market, a Bluegrass festival, and Risør Wooden Boat Festival.
Things to See & Do
* Risor Aquarium
* Acanthus – handcrafted pottery
* Church of the Holy Spirit
* Risorflekken landmark
* Harbor area
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 193 sq km
Population – 7,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – The port of Risor is located in the town centre.
Transport Links - Local buses link Risør with the rail line at Gjerstad several times daily. Nor-Way Bussekspress buses between Kristiansand and Oslo connect at Vinterkjær with local buses to/from Risør.
Oslo's Gardermoen Airport (OSL) is Norway's largest airport, located in Gardermoen, 45 kilometres north-east of Oslo. It's 19-22 minutes by the Flytoget high speed train from Oslo central station.