Mandal from Uranienborg
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Mandal from Uranienborg

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Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous for its long-stretching beaches surrounding the town. Sjøsanden (The Sea Sand) is the most famous beach, as it stretches for almost a kilometre just outside the town centre. It is frequently ranked as one of Norway's most popular beaches.

The city center is known for its charming concentration of old, white wooden houses and the Mandal river running through it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandal,_Norway#General_information

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A: Mandal town square

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 190 metri di distanza

 Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous f...

Mandal town square

B: Mandal

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 310 metri di distanza

 Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous f...

Mandal

C: Knuden

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 13.2 km di distanza

 A calm place just 200 m from the main road. It´s a nice place to rest between Mandal and Kristiansan...

Knuden

D: Knuden 2

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 13.2 km di distanza

A calm place just 200 m from the main road. It´s a nice place to rest between Mandal and Kristiansand...

Knuden 2

E: Høllesanden

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 21.7 km di distanza

Høllen beach in the county of Søgne 15 kilometers vest of Kristiansand Norways 5 largest city. Søgne ...

Høllesanden

F: Høllesanden

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 21.8 km di distanza

Høllen beach in the county of Søgne 15 kilometers vest of Kristiansand Norways 5 largest city. Søgne ...

Høllesanden

G: Lindesnes Lighthouse

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 24.5 km di distanza

Lindesnes Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse on the southernmost tip of mainland Norway, the peninsul...

Lindesnes Lighthouse

H: Korshamn Chapel

di Heiko Pieper, 26.6 km di distanza

Korshamn Chapel

I: Juvet in Songdalen

di Bjørn K Nilssen, 27.9 km di distanza

Juvet, a nice and dramatic gorge in Songdalen, Norway, where they used to have night performances.

Juvet in Songdalen

J: Frozen Stream

di Bane Obradović, 30.5 km di distanza

Frozen Stream

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Norway, Europe

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