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Arendal is a city and a municipality in Aust-Agder county with a population of 33,778 inhabitants (2012) south in Norway.The municipality borders Tvedestrand the northeast, southwest of Grimstad and Froland in the northwest, and has a long coastline.
In 1992 the municipality of Arendal merged with the municipalities Hisøy Tromøy, Moland and Øyestad. Arendal is known for its beautiful coastline which attracts many visitors during the summer that will use it for recreation, swimming and boating. Islands Tromøy, Hisøya, Flosta and Tverrdalsøya located on the city and all connected to the mainland.
Arendal Arendal’s oldest district. Here is Trinity Church which is famous for its 82 meter high tower, and town hall from the beginning of the 1700s that is to be the tallest wooden building and the country’s second oldest after Stiftsgården. Arendal has several museums, two of which are the City Museum and Merdøgaard Museum. For children and families Jumbo Lekeland a popular attraction.
Arendal was discussed as an important port already in 1528. At the beginning of the 1800s was Norway’s largest port city after Bergen.
Arendal brewery Arendal smelting, Alcatel Kitron and Vindholmen yards are among the most important companies in Arendal.
The south line runs through the city. The nearest airport is Arendal / Kjevik which is 66 km away.