Boat sightseeing with M/S Øya Lillesand - Kristiansand - Lillesand
M/S Øya is the fifth boat that still runs a fixed route in the summer between Lillesand and Kristiansand through beautiful Blindleia - in addition to charter trips. It is a well-maintained, pleasant and well-functioning boat with plenty of room for many passengers on open decks and in large saloons.
The boat leaves from Langbrygga/RødeKors-kaia in Lillesand every day between 24 June and 6 August at 10.00 and arrive in Kristiansand at 13.00 at Kai 6 – 300 meters from the bus station. Return from Kristiansand at 14.00 with arrival at Langbrygga in Lillesand at 17.00. 1 kilometer from the nearest bus stop.
After departure from Lillesand, the course is set into the Skallefjorden, under the Justøy bridge and through Ostesundet, where several royals have written their signature on the mountain. Brekkestø is the first old port the boat passes. The trip further through Blindleia, past many beautiful ports, is mostly inland. On request, the boat can call at the outports Brekkestø, Åkerøya and Kjøbmannsvik en route. The captain is also a guide on the trip, and there are maps on the boat that show the journey between islets and skerries, through straits and over fjords.
Between Lillesand and Kristiansand there are good bus connections on route no. 100 which can be combined with the boat trip. There is information about this on the website of the collective company akt.no. The bus station in Kristiansand is easy to find, in Lillesand the Viadukten stop is the best to use, about 500 meters to walk from the boat berth.
Online booking There is limited capacity on M/S Øya - up to 99 passengers. It is therefore recommended to book the boat trip in advance here: blindleia.no.
There is a kiosk with a liquor license on board with a simple selection of goods. Feel free to bring a lunch on the trip.
Good trip! You become an experience richer and never forget it.
Last updated: 07/13/2023
Source: Visit Kristiansand