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Nature attractions in Kristiansand
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Odderøya in Kristiansand was the former naval base - now recreational area. Marked picturesque paths (about 3 km), old cannon positions, small beaches and a long rocky and beautiful views of the ocean and city.
A vigorous and "mystical" nature park beneath the precipitous Ravneheia.
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.
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.
Postveien (The Postal Route) is part of the National Cycle Route No. 1 and is a 9 km scenic road.
40 km. cultural and scenic path with information boards about the distinctive surroundings and interesting history.
Discover the Viking Spirit along Nordsjøvegen by car, bicycle and foot.