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Nature attractions in Kristiansand
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Discover the Viking Spirit along Nordsjøvegen by car, bicycle and foot.
Postveien (The Postal Route) is part of the National Cycle Route No. 1 and is a 9 km scenic road.
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.
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.
An authentic lumber slide and a part of of history. Now restored and protected, it is the only surviving example in the whole of Norway.
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.