Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Grimstad

Ibsenhuset Museum

Norway's favourite playwright, Henrik Ibsen, washed up in Grimstad in January 1844. The house where he worked as a pharmacist's apprentice, and where he lived and first cultivated his interest in writing, has been c…
Top Choice Cafe in Grimstad

Smag & Behag

We concur with this upmarket deli-cafe's name: 'taste and enjoy'. Come for lunch or a casual dinner and sample the region's best produce (which is also available from the deli counter) and a carefully selected wine …
Seafood in Grimstad


The Apotekergården is a fun, busy restaurant with a cast of regulars who wouldn't eat anywhere else. It can be difficult to get a table out on the terrace in summer, especially as the night wears on. If so, head up …
Museum in Grimstad

Grimstad Maritime Museum

This spectacularly sited, but rarely open, museum in the office of the 1842 Hasseldalen shipyard provides a glimpse into Grimstad's history during 'the days of the white sails' when the town was one of the ship-buil…
Bar in Grimstad


The centre of Grimstad's nightlife has DJs, jam sessions, quiz nights and a crowd that seems to spring from Grimstad's woodwork on the most unlikely of nights.
Cafe in Grimstad

Café Ibsen

Come here for homemade pastries, slabs of cake, quiches and big sandwiches. It's in a lovely rambling space opposite the Ibsenhuset Museum.
Music in Grimstad


Super cool, local indie and electronic festival in mid-June.
Sports in Grimstad

Sørlandet Boat Show

Floating boat show held in May.