Arendal is a town located in the county of Aust-Agder, in southeast Norway – approximately three and a half hours southwest of Oslo. The harbour area of the town is famous for having an area of preserved timber houses that date back to the 17th century. Visiting this area called Tyholmen provides a fascinating look back through history – even the old town hall is made of the same materials. Hiring a car in Arendal gives you the freedom to drive to the inner harbour, Pollen, where you will find the well known fish market and the finest restaurants.