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Photo: Landskapsfotografene, Visit Sørlandet

This is Kristiansand city and region

Kristiansand is the fifth largest city in Norway, and a favorite holiday spot for Norwegians.
  • Kristiansand has 87.500 inhabitants. It’s the largest city in the southernmost part of Southern Norway (Sørlandet in Norwegian).
  • Kristiansand is founded in 1641. It’s situated on the very south coast of Norway, facing the European continent and surrounded by water on three sides.
  • There are seven municipalities in the Kristiansand region: Kristiansand, Søgne, Songdalen, Vennesla, Iveland, Birkenes, Lillesand.

Getting here

By train

Kristiansand is well served by NSB, the Norwegian state railways.

By bus

Different bus/coach companies take you to the Kristiansand region.

By air

Kristiansand lufthavn (airport) Kjevik is situated 17 kilometres east from the city centre and has good worldwide connections with daily flights.

By boat

The port of Kristiansand is the second largest in Norway. The ferry company Color Line has daily sailings to and from the town Hirtshals in Denmark. Fjord Line sails in the summer season

Tourist information in Kristiansand

Kristiansand turistinformasjon (tourist office) is located at Rådhusgaten 18, at the town square. The office provides useful information on what to see and do and where to stay in the city and surrounding area. Open all year. 

Phone: +47 38 07 50 00 / Email: turistinformasjon@kristiansand.kommune.no

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