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Hove and Spornes

Hove, Arendal 4818, Norway
+47 37 00 55 44
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Beautiful stretch of coastline with well maintained footpaths and holiday camps. A must see if ever... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
ste ve e
Wales, United Kingdom
via mobile
A fantastic place to visit even for locals, very special landscape..

Take your time to visit Spornes and Hove, a gem in the newly opened Raet national park. Take a... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Grimstad, 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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Hove, Arendal 4818, Norway
+47 37 00 55 44
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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
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

1  Thank Jens007
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
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
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
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to see in Arendal. Charming place with stony coastline perfect for a romantic walk. Definitely one of the places that has to be on checklist to see in Arendal.

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Taking a walk along the shores of Hove and Spornes is a MUST for visitores who want to stretch their legs in a fantastic sea-side landscape. Walk on the old ice-front from the last ICE-AGE, on a beach filled with rpunded stones shaoed by the...More

Thank Tor_Richvoldsen
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always nice to visit Hove and Spornes. Nice view to the ocean and the islands outside Arendal. On one high viewpoint you can see the two lighthouses, little and big Torungen. Nice little places to sit down and just listen to the ocean and the...More

1  Thank Gudrun B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Locals and tourist ,,love being here... All year round , has it charm , winter is so magical being here, spring is beautiful here, summer season here is exciting and fall is just wonderful. Walking, jogging, picnics, photography or whatever ,,, Hove is the place...

Thank norskeektepar
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful area for hiking and cycling including a great view of the islands around arendal. Great spot for windsurfing too.

Thank Thirze H
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1 August 2017|
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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