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Nature attractions in Kristiansand
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Brekkestø was originally a temporary anchorage, also for sailing ships laid up for the winter. The story goes that in winter the ships lay so close to each other that you could cross the sound without getting your feet wet.
Postveien (The Postal Route) is part of the National Cycle Route No. 1 and is a 9 km scenic road.
Discover the Viking Spirit along Nordsjøvegen by car, bicycle and foot.
40 km. cultural and scenic path with information boards about the distinctive surroundings and interesting history.
Otra is app. 240 km long from the source north of Hovden in Setesdalen to the end in Kristiansand. It is the 5th longest river in Norway.
Bike / hiking trip from Røyknes to Kile.
Go for a walk (approx. 3 km) on the former island naval base of Odderøya, now a recreation area, in Kristiansand. Walk on idyllic sign-posted paths with excellent views of the eastern harbour, Cristiansholm Fortress (1672) and the leisure boat marinas. The island has a very interesting military history with remnants of old ramparts, thegunpowder store, an old isolation hospital and other buildings from the 18th century onwards. Odderøya was also used as a quarantineharbour in the 1830s and was the largest quarantine station in Northern Europe.
The lively fish pier is an experience in it self! See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks, the smallboats chugging through the canal.
Have a leisurely walk through “Posebyen”, one of Northern Europe’s largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses.
Old road, used for droving and pack animals, and as a footpath. Now upgraded to a trail for walking.