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Hove and Spornes

Hove, Arendal 4818, Norway
+47 37 00 55 44
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A place to revive your soul

Hove and Spornes has it all... The beautiful forest to hike in with sunlight pouring in between the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Miranda W
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Arendal, Norway
Splendid view.

Do you like to watch our nature? Townspeople from Arendal and surroundings take strolls in this... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Jan Petter R
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Arendal, Norway
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On the southern part of the island of Tromoy, only 10 minutes from Arendal town by car, bus or boat, there is a beautiful area called Hove. This recreation area is part of a protected moraine that lies along the southern coast. The whole area has been adapted for walks with resting places along the shore. There is a beach and kiosk at Hove camping during the summer season, and several kilometres of smooth rocks. Sundays between September and May, there is a lunch buffet at Hovestua in Hove camp from 12 to 18.  The paths are many and stretches from Hove to Alve, along Spornes beach, consisting of boulders and rocks, and sand when the sea permits. The area is used for hiking both summer and winter, and is suitable for everyone, children and adults. The trip from Hove camping to Alve and back is about 12 kms, and the network of paths allows both short and long trails. Maps for sale at Arendal tourist office, Hove camp, and Bjellandstrand Gard. Parking for instance at Hove camping and Hove camp. Bus no 3 to Tromoy ost leaves Arendal every hour during the day, Monday-Saturday.
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“national park” (4 reviews)
“nice beach” (2 reviews)
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Hove, Arendal 4818, Norway
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Hove and Spornes has it all... The beautiful forest to hike in with sunlight pouring in between the trees; the sandy beach for sunning, swimming and picnics on warm summer days; and the "rullesteinstrand" (rolling stones beach) for communing with nature, with the wide ocean...More

Thank Miranda W
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Do you like to watch our nature? Townspeople from Arendal and surroundings take strolls in this beautiful area, close to the Skagerak sea. Good hiking paths, a camping site, a little cafe, and old gnarled trees. The area is protected, because these crooked trees are...More

Thank Jan Petter R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This area is very special. You have Nice beaches, viking graves, and amazing paths along the beaches and in the forest. This Island was the ending of the great glaciers from the ic- age.The outer beaches and land is filled with round Stones carried here...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Part of Raet National Park inaugurated 2017. A lovely place for enjoying sunbathing on the cliffs, a swim, a picnic or simply the scenery. A popular area at any time of the year.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you are in Arendal, visiting Hove is a must. It is one of the most beautiful seaside areas in Norway, and there are plenty of possibilities for those wanting a long (or short) walk. Always windy, so pack your anorack before you go.

Thank Dag I
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful stretch of coastline with well maintained footpaths and holiday camps. A must see if ever in the area and a great place to walk the dogs, catch a bit of sunshine and will always hold fond memories.

Thank ste ve e
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Take your time to visit Spornes and Hove, a gem in the newly opened Raet national park. Take a strall along the seaside and listen to the waves hitting the shore and the sound of the rolling stones moved by the sea-waves. Take deep breath...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Hiking trails surrounded by crooked trees and exciting terrain with a lot of stone and sand beaches. Fishing opportunities, big grasslands, climbing park, good parking facilities, and lodging possibilities in Hove leirsenter. Playground, football, volleyball ...........

Thank PerCB
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of the most beautiful places in the area for a hike, be it summer, fall, winter or spring. Exellent place to just walk around and just listen to the ocean while recharging ones batteries.

Thank Sveinung Grant Ø
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a 'must see' for visitors in Arendal. Beautiful place and perfect for both couples who want a romantic time, friends wanting to have a fun time, camping, families with children, swimming, barbecue or just relax and enjoy the fresh Norwegian air. Visit on...More

Thank Bjørn Harald W
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Response from PerCB | Reviewed this property |
Spornes and Hove beach location at Tromøy, an island outside Arendal. Cruise port normally in Arendal city centre, bus no 103 to Tromøy (Hove) from Arendal city centre. Kristiansand has a ship terminal with daily... More
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Response from Bjørn Harald W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, nice to hear that you want to visit Arendal. Arendal Maritime Hotel is in the center of Arendal city. Spornes and Hove is on one of the bigger islands outside of Arendal (but still close) and you need transportation to... More
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