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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.

Enjoy a boat trip through Blindleia

Take a boat trip from Kristiansand through the inland waterway Blindleia to Lillesand. In the pretty little village of Lillesand you can stroll through narrow streets, giving you a feeling of days gone by and of the coastal culture.

Odderøya - culture and natural history within the city

Go for a walk around the former naval base on the island of Odderøya, now a recreation area. Walk on signposted paths with excellent views of the eastern harbour, Christiansholm Fortress (built in 1672) and the leisure boat marinas. Here you can also visit the landmark building Kilden Performing Arts Center.

A stroll through Posebyen – the old town of Kristiansand

Posebyen is one of Northern Europe's largest collections of low-rise, wall-to-wall wooden houses. Originally home to working class people and artisans, today Posebyen is the most characteristic residential area in Kristiansand - the cosy white painted wooden houses are synonymous with towns on the south coast of Norway.

City train - guided tour of Kristiansand 

The sightseeing street train is an interesting and fun way to see the centre of Kristiansand in the summer season. Guided tours in several languages. Departure from Markensgate.

Golfing

15 kilometres outside Kristiansand centre you will find Bjaavann Golklubb. The 18-hole golf course is designed by famous golf course architects Robert Trent Jones II.

Fishing

Salmon fishing, deep-sea fishing, ice fishing. Grønberg Sport at Vestre Strandgate 24 in Kristiansand is one of Norway's largest speciality shops for angling.

Diving

The Kristiansand Region offers great diving and Adykk, Gyldenløvesgate 31 (phone: +47 38 09 95 55) provides all the information you need.

Paddling

At Kayak Experiences you can rent a kayak, join a kayak course or choose your own adventure with an experienced guide.

Festivals and events

There is always something happening in the Kristiansand Region, no matter the time of year:

There is always something happening in the Kristiansand Region, no matter the time of year: 

Se more festivals in Kristiansand.

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Last updated:  2014-11-28
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Kayaking at the New Hellesund in Søgne, Norway - Photo: Lars Verket

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.

What to do in Kristiansand

Source: Visitnorway

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