Transport systems in Sorlandet - the south
area - known as Sorlandet - includes Kristiansand, Arendal, Mandal,
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The main roads here are the
E39 running down from Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger to Kristiansand
(and then over to Denmark) and the E18 from Kristiansand up to Oslo.
RV 9 runs north through Evje and Setesdal, RV 41 runs north-north-east
inland into Telemark and RV 42 runs coast to coast east-west inland,
from Egersund to Arendal
A ferry links the island of
Hydra to the mainland near Flekkefjord.
International ferries link Denmark to Egersund (and Bergen) and also
several ferries between Kristiansand and Denmark or England.
There are no fast boat services
in this area.
There is a line from Stavanger
to Kristiansand that calls at Egersund along the way.
The line then continues up to Oslo to the north east.
Bus and coach services
Buses and longer-distance
coach services link within and beyond the area.
Kristiansand (Kjevik) airport
is just east of Kristiansand and Sandefjord (Torp) airport is to the
north east, between Kristiansand and Oslo.
Oslo (Gardemoen) airport is about 5 hours drive to the north east,
or much quicker by train.