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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.
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.
Iveland is known for its mines and quarries with quartz, feldspar and rare minerals.
Dvergsøya and Stokken are public recreational areas with bathing places, landing stages and toilets.
On the island of Flekkerøy there are several areas with small beaches and hiking trails that are reserved for outdoor recreation purposes.
If you appreciate homemade burgers, fantastic nature and magical concerts in the summer, Ravnedalen is the place to be.
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.
Lit and marked trail through varied terrain.