Langesund is a Baltic Sea port (including ferry port) and town in Norway's Bamble municipality, with population around 6,000. The Norwegian passenger shipping company FJORD LINE offers regularly scheduled (daily) cruiseferry connections from Langesund to Denmark (Hirtshals, travel time 4,5 hours), to Stavanger (16 hours) and to Bergen (22 hours).
The same-named municipality was established in 1838, and in 1964, Bamble was merged into it. The town's economy is heavily based on commercial fishing, shipping and domestic summer tourism. Among Norwegians, the town is best-known for Wrightegaarden (concert building). East of Langesund is the Aroya archipelago (part of Langesundsfjord / aka Breviksfjord). A short walk from dowtown is the Tangen Fortress (decommissioned military fort) that faces Skagerrak Strait (separating North Sea and Baltic Sea).