However, when the cold does set in and it starts snowing, it is an experience for locals and visitors alike.
Some areas do indeed get a lot of snow in the winter, but you have to head inland, a few kilometres away from the coast, to experience it.
From early January and as long as there is snow in the mountains, there is a ski bus carrying skiing enthusiasts from Kristiansand to the mountains every Saturday morning.
In Kristiansand city centre there is an ice rink which is open during the winter season.
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In the Kristiansand Region, winter is basically synonymous with "green".
Winter in the Kristiansand Region
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