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Kilden Performing Arts Centre Photo: Kilden (c) Jon Petter Thorsen

Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.

Get to know Kristiansand in Southern Norway

Jon-Petter Thorsen

Top attractions in Kristiansand

Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.

Anders Martinsen (c) Visit Kristiansand

Key facts about Kristiansand

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

Terje Rakke

Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand

Kilden Performing Arts Centre is located on the waterfront in Kristiansand. Kilden is a monumental landmark building for the arts in Southern Norway.

Tor Erik Schrøder/quart.no

Music festivals in Southern Norway

Southern Norway is famous for many music festivals in the summer season. Everything from rock, metal, chamber music and beach parties.

Explore Kristiansand

Peder Austrud © Visit Sørlandet

Shopping in Kristiansand

Kristiansand shopping caters for all with Norway's largest shopping mall 'Sørlandsenteret' and many stores in the city center. Shop until you drop.

Anders Martinsen©Visit Kristiansand AS

Tour suggestions in Kristiansand

Stroll around Kristiansand's old town, join a boat trip from Kristiansand through Blindleia to Lillesand or try a biking route.

Anders Martinsen©Visit Kristiansand AS

Getting to Kristiansand and around

Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is centrally located in the region.

Where to stay

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

Where to stay in Kristiansand

Stay at a city hotel in Kristiansand or rent a cabin by the sea. Or listen to the children and stay overnight at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.

Anders Martinsen

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.

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Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

Why not spend the night in a lighthouse while on holiday? There are several lighthouses offering accommodation along the southern coast of Norway.

About Southern Norway

Johan Wildhagen/Innovasjon Norge

Key facts about Southern Norway

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

Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

Seasons and climate in Southern Norway

Southern Norway has the highest number of recorded hours of sunshine per day in Norway.

Terje Rakke,/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

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.

A Martinsen

Tourist Information in Southern Norway

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

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