Associations for the common good for Islands
A String of Pearls comprising of Hundreds of
Islands and Skerries
The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch called the nearby small town of Kragerø as "the pearl" amongst the Norwegian coastal towns.
Offshore from Kragerø lies the beautiful archipelago consisting of hundreds of islands and skerries, which is considered to be unique in Norway.
This archipelago is the row of pearls that greet you welcome, either if you come by road or by boat. We thrive!
Our website wants to share with you life as we live it in the archipelago.
You can read about what is happening on the many islands, and you can catch up on what’s been written, where one can live and lots and lots of more…
Surf your way
on a virtual cruise! The ticket is for free! (It won’t cost you a dime!)
A thriving archipelago community comes with its own set of challenges
We often face forces
that don’t see the obvious values of our way of life, and we need to
win them over. Luckily, we mostly succeed. Islenders don’t give up
Our children attend the
schools in their local area from 1st -7th grade, and thereby enjoy
and receive from the nature and closeness to sea and ocean.
is located in Norway, in the county of Telemark. Kragerø faces the “Skagerak” dividing Norway from Denmark.
The area comprises of 307 km² with a population of 11,000 inhabitants who mostly live in the urban areas of Kragerø, Helle, and Sannidal, but are also scattered all over the archipelago.
The district of Kragerø includes 495 islands and skerries which you can visit by boat.
The islands which are inhabited
all the year round are:
Skåtøy (Norwegian only)
Tåtøy (Norwegian only)
There are about. 4000 holiday homes in the district.
Kragerø municipality (Norwegian only)
Click on the map to magnify
Check also air photo of Norway
Norge i bilder