Culture, sport and leisure

A diverse cultural and leisure activities are an important foundation for the development of the municipality. Arendal is proud to have a rich cultural life and a variety of recreational opportunities.

Complete information about the cultural and sport services provided by the Municipality. (in Norwegian)

International events

Arendal has a big international community and there are several big happenings throughout the year. Some of them are:

International Days
International Days in Arendal has been held in the week around United Nations Day (24 October) every year since 2005. Read more about International days. (in Norwegian)

International Market
Arranged in june/july. The market is Arendal summer's most exotic arrangement - a colorful meeting between different cultures and cultural expressions. In an aroma of delicious foods the Channel Square is turned into a busy marketplace. There is sale of food and other products from around the world, information stalls, dance, theater, concerts, performances, exhibits and much more. Read more about International Market. (in Norwegian)

Clubs and organisations

In Arendal, there are over 700 clubs and assosiations. Clubs and organisations in Arendal.

SØR amfi

SØR amfi is a great sports facility with two normal halls, special halls for tennis and gymnastics. Outside there is a skate park, volleyball courts and outdoor tennis courts.


Stinta swimming pool is a public bath and Arendal's only 25 meter pool.

Ice skating

Arendal has a wonderful skating facility situated in Arendal sports park at Myra.


Arendal library is located right in the city center.

For children and youth

The Culture school offers activities in music, visual arts and drama for children. A highly educated and professional staff welcomes students to study the arts at any chosen level.

Kilden cultural center for children and youth is located in the city center.

Arendal Tourist Office

At Arendal Tourist Office's website you will find great tips to experiences, whether you are a tourist or resident.

Arendal By AS

Arendal By AS is working for positive development in the city.  

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