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Nature attractions in Kristiansand
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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.
Old road, used for droving and pack animals, and as a footpath. Now upgraded to a trail for walking.
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.
Iveland is known for its mines and quarries with quartz, feldspar and rare minerals.
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.
In the old days, before roads were cut through the terrain, the people took their way on foot or on horseback.
The Bragdøya is an island with a public recreation area, lying in Byfjorden right outside Kristiansand.
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.