Delightful apartment in centre of historic Risør home swap

Newly renovated apartment in centre of the historic village of Risør on Norway's picturesque south coast, also known as the "Norwegian Riviera". The apartment has a large living area with modern kitchen, dining table, comfortable lounge with TV and music player. Views from the front to the harbour, from the rear balcony views to the 16th century church. There is a double bedroom, and single bedroom, plenty of built in wardrobe space. Bathroom/wetroom with heated floor, shower, toilet.

The apartment has a private parking space, and guests can also use the outdoor pool/garden that is part of the adjoining hotel.

About the location

Risør is one of Europe's best preserved wooden towns, famed for it's dazzling white painted houses. The town was built by wealthy merchants during the sailing ship era, and has been beautifully preserved - there are often sailing ships still moored in the harbour and it is easy to get swept up by the romance of life on the high seas!

There are a couple of good restaurants, cafes, many independent shops selling clothes, art, antiques and interior design. An active community of musicians and artists means there are often events and exhibitions in the town, especially during May, June, July and August.

There are excellent beaches near the centre, and just outside the town is a fabulous archipelago with secluded bays and views across the ocean. Boats can be rented in the town, and kayaks.

Risør is on the south coast, 1.5 hours from Oslo Torp airport, an easy drive or you can take the express bus.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Risør (HE32724)

Aust-Agder,   Norway

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 3) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Edinburgh

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 08 Apr 2016