The island offers good hiking, exciting flora, cultural monuments and good swimming opportunities. There are great sandy beaches on the island.
In Slåvika there is a trace of old limestone breach in connection with Norsk Hydro's activities at Notodden. In Slåvika there is the possibility for camping.
There are sheep on the island. These are fenced and the audience requests to keep the gates closed. Close to the ferry bridge Lindtein lies Arøyaskolen with accommodation, approx. 30 beds.
Here you can swim and fish small crabs. Tenting is possible at the school, where there is also playground and toilet facilities. For accommodation see www.helgeroafergene.no Rental of small cabin for 4 persons contact Vigdis Skou on tel. + 47 930 33 158.