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Address: Hove, Arendal 4818, Norway
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+47 37 00 55 44

On the southern part of the island of Tromoy, only 10 minutes from Arendal...

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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Grreat place for a family trip

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... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Bjørn Harald W
Arendal, Norway
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Arendal, Norway
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Reviewed March 16, 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 a sunny day.

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Reviewed February 11, 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
Arendal, Norway
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Reviewed February 1, 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 elements thousands of years ago.... Feel the wind in your face... And bring some firewood... More 

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Reviewed January 17, 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 waves. The beach are nice.

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Arendal, Norway
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Reviewed December 30, 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
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

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

Thank Thirze H
Arendal, Norway
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

Find history, qualitytime, paths restaurants and a campingsuite. Most of al..listen to the ocean...away from "it al"

Thank Reidun E
Aurangabad, India
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is a number one spot for a walk in the coastal nature of the Norwegian south coast. It also offers nice opportunities for "Geocashing". It has tracks and also a "Rolling-Rocky" beach. A lovely scenery to be enjoyed with new features for every season. The Hove Camping area is a good one and if you follow the trail you... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

On the coast of Tromøya, these are excellent places for relaxation. Swim, go for a walk, or just to sit and watch the ocean

Thank Barbro60
Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

This area is the perfect place for some slow time. Beautiful beaches, nice walking paths, playground for children. A climbing park among the trees looked fantastic, but was closed when we were there. Perfect for beach life and water activities.

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