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What to do in Southern Norway

Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.

Explore Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy villages.

Kristiansand

Visit Kristiansand and enjoy attractions and activities like hiking, fishing, boating, our famous beaches and some of Norway’s best music festivals.

Where to stay in Southern Norway

Stay in a lighthouse by the sea, sleep in a cabin in the mountains, or choose a hotel in town to be near all the action.

Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Activities in Kristiansand

Visit one of the museums, the old town and fish bazaar in Kristiansand. Experience cultural events and festivals or go swimming at the city beach.

Key facts about Kristiansand

Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is the fifth largest city in Norway.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

Winter in Kristiansand

In the Kristiansand Region, winter is basically synonymous with "green". But you head inland, a few kilometres away from the coast, you will find snow

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

Tour suggestions in Southern Norway

Here are some tips for great activities and tours in Southern Norway!

Shopping in Southern Norway

Sørlandet's many small and white wooden towns offer special and one of a kind shops.

Dining in Southern Norway

Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.

Top activities in Southern Norway

Enjoy famous bands at the Hove music festival, go fishing, cycling and hiking, or see lions at at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.

Tourist Information in Southern Norway

"Sørlandet" Southern Norway comprises of 7 different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist-informations.

Eating in Kristiansand

In the Kristiansand region you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes serving both international and local food.

What to do in Kristiansand

Take a stroll through Kristiansand's charming old town, go on a boat trip to picturesque Lillesand, or visit the former naval base at Odderøya.

TripAdvisor forum on Southern Norway

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

Sørlandet - The Norwegian Riviera

The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.
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