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Kristiansand

Travel Guide
Kristiansand

Kristiansand is known as the most summery of all summer towns in Norway, but there are things to do and see there all year round, not just the zoo and the city beach.

Kristiansand is the largest and perhaps the liveliest city in Southern Norway, and attracts throngs of tourists every year. A holiday in Kristiansand is exciting for the family, not least because it is home to Norway's biggest zoo. The city is a great travel destination for a weekend trip or holiday—for families, friends, and couples alike.

Start off your holiday in Kristiansand with a trip to the zoo, Dyreparken, which is worth a visit even if you’re travelling without kids. In the summer, Kaptein Sabeltann's (Captain Sabertooth) show is extremely popular, and the same is true of Kardemommeby town. Stay the night and say hello to the main characters: Kasper, Jesper and Jonatan. Kutoppen farm and Hakkebakkeskogen (Hakkebakke Forest) are especially popular with the little ones. Come and see tigers, giraffes, camels and lemurs in the zoo—there's something for the whole family! In Dyreparken, there is also a waterpark, where you can cool down or enjoy the slides.

Kristiansand is also bustling with lovely cafés, restaurants and many fashionable clothing shops. Set aside time to walk around the centre and Markens, the charming pedestrian street in Kvadraturen. Eat an ice cream or have a beer in one of the many bars and restaurants, and finish your day with a great dinner.

Kristiansand is one of the few cities in Norway with its own city beach. It's a great place to sunbathe and play in the summer, but is also good for walking in the winter or picnicking in autumn. There are also smaller beaches where you can hide away. The city field in Baneheia is a wonderful place for recreational activities.

Take a trip to the old part of town, called Posebyen. It's a lovely place where you can enjoy the old wooden houses. Also make sure to go to a concert or exhibition in the city's new pride and joy, Kulturhuset Kilden (Kilden Culture House), which is a great piece of architecture. Art lovers shouldn’t miss miss Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (Southern Norway Art Museum) and Kristiansand Kunsthall (Kristiansand Art Gallery). Or what about a trip to the canon museum, Kanonmuseet?

Kristiansand is a city with speed and excitement, sun and summer, but also shopping, cultural experiences and a beautiful coastal landscape. In other words, there is more than enough to do!

Citybox Lite Kristiansand
Citybox Lite Kristiansand
3 out of 5
12 Tordenskjolds gate, Kristiansand, Agder
The price is Rs6,326 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Located in the heart of Kristiansand, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Markens Gate, Kristiansand Cathedral and Kristiansand Domkirke. Fiskebrygga and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (30 reviews)
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"Sentralt plassert. Lett å komme dit fra E39. Parkering i nærheten. Rent rom og god seng. Men lite og ukoselig. Lignet mer en fengselscelle enn et hotellrom. Jeg måtte kryper over samboeren for å komme opp i senga. Og vi hadde oppgradert rommet. Men man får hva man betaler for."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

Citybox Lite Kristiansand
Dyreparken Hotell
Dyreparken Hotell
3.5 out of 5
Dyreparkveien 2, Kristiansand
The price is Rs9,840 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kristiansand Zoo, and within 9 mi (15 km) of University of Agder and Aquarama Bad. Kristiansand ...
4.2/5Very Good! (243 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Dyreparken Hotell
Comfort Hotel Kristiansand
Comfort Hotel Kristiansand
3.5 out of 5
Skippergata 7-9, Kristiansand
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,298 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in the heart of Kristiansand, this hotel is steps away from Markens Gate and Kristiansand Cathedral. Kristiansand Domkirke and Fiskebrygga are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (665 reviews)
"Very sentral and good breakfest."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2021

Comfort Hotel Kristiansand
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Solferie Apartment Arenfeldtsvei
Solferie Apartment Arenfeldtsvei
3 out of 5
Arenfeldts vei 18a, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder (county)
Situated in Kristiansand, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of University of Agder and Oddernes Church. Aquarama Bad and Bystranda are also ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Veldig fint og lokal plass!
"Leiligheten var veldig fin, den hadde alt man trenger, det var rent og moderne. Veldig sentralt med butikk rett ved siden av, og 5 min unna Kristiansand sentrum med bil."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019

Solferie Apartment Arenfeldtsvei
Solferie Harald Hårfagresvei 27F
Solferie Harald Hårfagresvei 27F
3.5 out of 5
Harald Hårfagres vei 27F Villa, 4633, Kristiansand, Norway, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder (county)
Situated in Kristiansand, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Paradisbukta and Oddernes Church. University of Agder and Bertesbukta are also within ...
Solferie Harald Hårfagresvei 27F
Solferie Apartment Bokfinkveien
Solferie Apartment Bokfinkveien
3.5 out of 5
bokfinkveien 28e, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder (county)
Situated in Kristiansand, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Myren Gard og Park, Markens Gate and Kristiansand Cathedral. Kristiansand Domkirke ...
Solferie Apartment Bokfinkveien
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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