Kristiansand Airport Kjevik is located 10 kilometers from Kristiansand city centre. You can arrive at Kjevik Airport by plane from major Norway cities. SAS, Widerøe and Norwegian have arrivals from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.
There are direct international arrivals from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and Gdansk. You will find four car rental firms based at Kristiansand Airport Kjevik.
Between Kristiansand and Kjevik the airport bus service consists of the regular bus service on line 35. The bus stop is just outside of the terminal. You will also find bussed to Lillesand, Grimstad, Arendal. Two taxi companies operates at Kristiansand airport, Kjevik. See more information about bus and taxi to and from Kristiansand Kjevik Airport.
The other two big airports in Southern Norway are Torp outside Sandefjord and Stavanger Airport Sola. Both have an extensive schedule of flights from several destinations in Europe. The biggest car rental companies also have offices at both airports.
The coastal ferry routes to Southern Norway starts at Hirtshals in Denmark and ends in Kristiansand. The Color Line "Superspeed" ferry only takes three hours and 30 minutes. This route has two departures daily. In summer the Fjord Line ferry "Master Cat" takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. There are also several departures from Denmark to Langesund and Larvik.
If you want to arrive to Southern Norway by car, the best option is to follow the E18 from Oslo, or E39 from Stavanger. You may also choose to follow the scenic old coastal roads if you have more time.
The table shows distances between destinations, whether you are coming from Oslo or Stavanger. You can see that it is not far between cities or towns in Southern Norway: from Flekkefjord to Risør is just a little over 200 kilometres.
Take the train following the coast, with numerous train stations to stop at along the way. For booking and timetables, please contact the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).
There are daily buses departing from Stavanger and Oslo heading for Southern Norway. The bus routes follow the coastline, where coastal towns are natural places to stop. There are also express buses heading towards Setesdal. Local buses between towns is available on akt.no and make it possible to use public transportation throughout your holiday.
|From Oslo to:||Distance:||From Stavanger to:||Distance:|
|Risør||234 km||Risør||363 km|
|Tvedestrand||238 km||Tvedestrand||340 km|
|Arendal||259 km||Arendal||319 km|
|Grimstad||276 km||Grimstad||300 km|
|Kristiansand||325 km||Kristiansand||250 km|
|Mandal||367 km||Mandal||208 km|
|Lyngdal||399 km||Lyngdal||179 km|
|Farsund||415 km||Farsund||190 km|
|Flekkefjord||446 km||Flekkefjord||128 km|
|Sirdal||372 km||Sirdal||122 km|
|Bortelid||368 km||Bortelid||228 km|
|Hovden||286 km||Hovden||225 km|
The itinerary of this round trip takes you to Oslo, the Southern coast of Norway, Stavanger, a hike to Preikestolen and a glimpse of mountainous Telemark.
Take a drive along the North Sea Road, explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock, and enjoy southern culture in the many villages along the coast.
As well as exciting and accessible mountains and crags, the southernmost Norway also has an excellent climate for climbing.
You will find many golf courses in Southern Norway, both along the coast and inland. Be active on your holiday with your family or friends.
As a young man, world-famous author Henrik Ibsen worked as an apprentice pharmacist in Grimstad. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience Norway’s most important author in Grimstad, Southern Norway.
Raet is Southern Norway’s national park. Raet National Park extends from Grimstad, through Arendal and on to Lyngør in Tvedestrand. The park was created in 2016 to protect this special natural area.
Special recommendations and highlights for your visit to Southern Norway.
Find out where to eat in Southern Norway, from the top-rated restaurants on Trip Advisor to coffee bars and cafés.
Winter in Southern Norway is downhill or cross-country skiing in the mountains of Hovden or Sirdal. Alpine skiing and snowboarding is popular too.
Cultural heritage museums in Southern Norway. The museum union includes nine museums, located close to each other in the south of Norway.
Explore the coastline in Southern Norway by boat, car or bike. Visit the outports by a local ferry and explore the secluded beaches and archipelago.