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Kristiansand Connonmuseum (c) Visit Kristiansand


Founded in 1641, Kristiansand is a town steeped in tradition and maritime history. It was once the home to one of the world’s largest fleets of sailing ships. Although the whole town centre fits within one square kilometre it is Norway’s fifth largest town and the capitol of Southern Norway.

At the Fisherman's wharf one can find an exciting fish market, lively restaurants and small boat traffic. Kristiansand's old town, Posebyen, can boast Northern Europe's largest collection of lowrise, wall-to-wall wooden houses.

From Kristiansand visitors have easy access to unspoilt nature. The south coast is dotted with mile upon mile of tiny rocky islands and picturesque white-painted houses in sheltered inlets, all set against a backdrop of lush green forests and lakes, and a mountainous and majestic inland. See Kristiansand and the surrounding region by foot, bike or coach.

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  1.  Kristiansand Zoo

    Opening hours: 10-17 Kristiansand Zoo is the most visited attraction for families in Norway. The zoo has an enclosure for Scandinavian animals such as wolves and lynx.
  2.  Christiansholm Fortress

    The fortress was built in 1672 by Fredrik III. Placed in the central of Kristiansand with a short walk to the city beach.
  3.  Høyt & Lavt Kristiansand

    Høyt & Lavt (high and low) climbing park in Kristiansand. Children must be taller than 80 cm to participate. Take bus 17/18 “Hellemyr” to Solkollen bus stop to visit the climbing park
  4.  Natural museum and botanical garden

    Opening hours: 12-16 Natural history museum and botanical garden. Geology, flora and fauna.
  5.  Aquarama

    Opening hours: 10-18 Diving tower, swimming pool, surf wave, climbing walls on land and in the water, gym and spa. Today, you can go treasure hunting in the waterpark. Help find the missing diamonds.
  6.  Sørlandets Art Museum

    Opening hours: 11-17 Exhibitions of Norwegian and international art. Children’s art museum. Today, children can look for Easter eggs and make Easter decorations.

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