Arendal is a small town in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway.  It was originally called the Venice of Scandinavia because the town is built on seven islands, with a network of canals surrounding it. Sailing, riding, canoeing, fishing and other sports are also available here. Arendal is also home to several popular music festivals including the Hove Jazz Festival and Canal Street, a blues and rock restival.