Possibly relevant outside information Edit
Some highlights from the Wikipedia article on Grimstad:
- Henrik Ibsen started there.
- historically (18th & 19th century) the home of smugglers and blockade runners.
- University of Agder has its Faculty of Engineering there.
The last Skral Festival of a six-year run was held in Grimstad in 2008. It has since been resurrected for 2015 and 2016, also held in Grimstad.