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In the skerries facing the open sea, Skagerrak, lies Lyngør. Lyngør has been elected "the best preserved village of Europe". Lyngør is a small town on a group of small islands off the south east coast, in the county of Aust Agder. Previously a popular home for sea-captains, the town is accessible only by boat, has no cars, and is known for its scenic harbor and charming wooden houses. It is recognized as one of the best-preserved communities in Europe. Most of the buildings are now summer homes, but there are about 100 permanent, year-round residents.

A hugely popular destination in the summer months, it has in later years struggled to maintain a stable permanent population. The community has a sailmaking factory, a few restaurants that are open during the tourist season, and a famous general store. Lyngør is one of the places in Norway that has most sunny days.

About 16 square km of the area in the community is coastline. It means that Tvedestrand is an eldorado, specially in the summer. Places like Lyngør, Borøya and Sandøya are worth visiting. From the quay at Gjeving you may go by boat to Lyngør. Gjeving is characterized by cottage hamlets and international tourism. At the centre of Gjeving you will find Gjeving and Lyngørfjorden marina.

Trygve Hegnar one of Norway´s richest people have his recreation home at Lyngør.

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