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Aquarama in Kristiansand pool by city beach Aquarama in Kristiansand pool by city beach
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Aquarama in Kristiansand pool by city beach.
Photo: Anders Martinsen, Visit Sørlandet
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Top things to do in Kristiansand

If you are able to get bored in Kristiansand, you're a very special person. Explore Dyreparken (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement park), enjoy the summer hot water in the waterpark Auquarama or join a ride with a 100 years old steam train.  

Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park (Dyreparken) is Norway’s largest tourist attraction for families. In 2016 the park celebrates its 50 years anniversary, with lots of extra fun.

Tiger in Kristiansand dyrepark Zoo
Kristiansand dyrepark
Inger Hutchinson, Visit Sørlandet
Setesdalsbanen museum railway in Vennesla near Kristiansand
Setesdalsbanen
Elisabeth Høibo, Visit Sørlandet
Kilden Theatre in Kristiansand
Kilden
Kilden / Olav Breen
People enjoy a meal at restauran Verftet Ny-Hellesund in Søgne near Kristiansand
Verftet Ny-Hellesund, Søgne
Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet
Happy shoppers in city centre Kristiansand
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Happy shoppers in city centre Kristiansand .
Photo: Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet

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Happy shoppers in city centre Kristiansand .
Photo: Peder Austrud, Visit Sørlandet

Shopping in Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand is an eldorado for shopping lovers. In the city centre, called Kvadraturen, you find many charming, small boutiques and cafes. Kristiansand's main street is called Markens.
  • 12 kilometres east of the city of Kristiansand, lies Sørlandssenteret, Norway's largest mall with 200 shops.
     
Father and son sledging at Sandrip in Kristiansand
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Father and son sledging at Sandrip in Kristiansand.
Photo: Inger Hutchinson, Visit Sørlandet

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Father and son sledging at Sandrip in Kristiansand.
Photo: Inger Hutchinson, Visit Sørlandet

Winter pleasures in Kristiansand

  • The city of Kristiansand receives little snow in winter, but skiing is possible only a few kilometres from the coast. Amongst the possibilities is Tveit skisenter (ski resort).
  • Idda Arena is a multipurpose hall with an indoor skating rink and curling rinks. Skate hire is available.
  • Every Winter a part of the area called Tresse is transformed into a skating rink.

 

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