Sørlandspasset - "The Southern Counties' Pass" - gives you access and discounts to many activities and experiences in the Sørlandet region. The pass can be bought at the tourist offices (check www.sorlandet.com for tourist office locations and 2005. discounts). The pass is valid for one adult and one child (below 18).
You also get free parking in Kristiansand.
There are 24 hr passes, 48 hrs passes and week passes at NOK 100, 150 and 200 respectively.
Kristiansand prides itself for being the most accessible city for the physically challenged/handicapped.
You will find more information on this at www.kristiansandkommune.no and then check "tilgjengelighetsguiden" (the access guide).
Worth considering, since most Norwegian cities do not really belong to the easy-access league...
GOOD RESTAURANT IS THE BAK GARDEN WHERE YOU CAN TRY REINDEER!! THE LOCAL BEER, CB, IS WITHOUT ANY CHEMICAL TASTES AND I FOUND THAT I COULD DRINK LOADS WITHOUT ANY HANGOVER THE NEXT DAY!!
Fondest memory: I WENT TO KRISTIANSAND IN THE WINTER AND FOUND THE SCENERY BEAUTIFUL ESPECIALLY WHEN IT SNOWED ON MY 3RD DAY THERE! ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING! ALSO THE AIR SEEMS TO BE SO MUCH CLEARER, CRISPER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD THAT I'VE BEEN - THE WATER TOO
Have a look at these tourist information pages for Kristiansand: www.kristiansand.com and Kristiansand.
This webcam shows you what Kristiansand is like right now: Kristiansand right now.
Favorite thing: There were no stone houses around! Everything made out of wood. We stayed one night in this one on the photo, the house has got beautiful wood made interior (of course! :-)....I loved it!
Arriving in Kristiansand (my first time in Norway) I was really surprised about the landscape. Everywhere green and very hilly.
And most of the houses build of wood, very beautiful!!