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Nature attractions in Kristiansand
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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.
If you appreciate homemade burgers, fantastic nature and magical concerts in the summer, Ravnedalen is the place to be.
On the island of Flekkerøy there are several areas with small beaches and hiking trails that are reserved for outdoor recreation purposes.
Dvergsøya and Stokken are public recreational areas with bathing places, landing stages and toilets.
The Bragdøya is an island with a public recreation area, lying in Byfjorden right outside Kristiansand.
In the old days, before roads were cut through the terrain, the people took their way on foot or on horseback.
The lively fish pier is an experience in it self! See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks, the smallboats chugging through the canal.
Discover the Viking Spirit along Nordsjøvegen by car, bicycle and foot.
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.
Postveien (The Postal Route) is part of the National Cycle Route No. 1 and is a 9 km scenic road.