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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.
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.
Saltholmen Lighthouse - the islets were used early in the 19th century for the extraction of sea salt. Lighthouse from 1882, manned until 1952 when it was automated.
Telemarksvegen (RV 41) from Kristiansand alongroad 41 to Morgedal is quite an experience.
Østre Randøya (previously Randøya Fort) is a magnificent recreation area with smooth rocks ideal for sunbathing, a sheltered bay and excellent paths for walking.
Outport featuring a coastal landscape and beautiful natural setting. On the island there are good cycling paths.
The Kassen canal in Høvåg is a beautiful canal providing a new gateway to a pleasant little trip just beside Blindleia.
In Trysnes Marina you will find marked trails, if you like a walk in the woods to enjoy the lovely and still nature. In addition, if you go out by boat there are large open areas with great beaches and also nice trails.
Søgne municipality has many trails, both in the forest with beautiful lakes and along the archipelago with a long rocky coastline and small beaches.