Nice beaches, lovely walking country and manageable city center with good events planning
Everything! The weather, the prices (goes for the whole country), the people, the nightlife (terrible!!)..... I could go on for ever!!
Nice friendly people, good to walk around. Great views.
If you are in Kristiansand during the summer and the weather is nice then you actually have a very nice little beach in town.I was very suprised to see that as i was not exactly picturing Norway as a beach destination.But in the eastern part of Kristiansand you have a nice little beach that is very popular with the locals if the sun is out and i...more
The technical details of the Cathedral are that it is the fourth one on this site, consecrated in 1885, seats 1,800 people, and has a tower 70m high. What I liked was the variety due to the multiple use of the Domkirke. Outside was a volleyball tournament. Inside was a youth orchestra rehearsing for a concert amidst the religious works of art. The...more
Kristiansand Euro-Port Norway is the only Norwegian port with ferry connections to both Sweden and England. In addition about 1.5 million passengers travel to and from Denmark by ferry each year. Every year thousands of tourists visit the local coastal area, enjoying its fjords and thousands of small islands. The Kristiansand area has more days of...more
If you are looking for beaches in Kristiansand you don´t have to travel far. The town beach - called "Bystranda" is situated in the southeast corner of the town. This is not a natural beach, but it still has managed to obtain the statue as a Blue Flag Beach. This is the place to meet - youngsters, families etc. love this place. There are sandvolley...more
Radhusgaten 2, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, 4664, Norway
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Henrik Wergelands Gate 4, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, 4612, Norway
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Tordenskjoldsgate 12, Kristiansand, 4612, Norway
Good for: Families
On the second floor of the main pedestrian road (Name+number) is "Restaurant Østen" ("The East"). The interior is fancy, the food is quite on the regular side. When staff understood we were familar with "the east" less blandness was disernable...The big item appeared to be a Mongolian buffet. Now, I have been to Mongolia, but never saw a Mongolian...more
There are several Egon restaurants around Norway. I do not know whether the kitchen holds the same quality in all of them, but I can recommend the one in Kristiansand. Among other things they serve pizza, steak, taco and lasagne. I loved the bacon-wrapped tenderloin with baked potatoe, and the others were very satisfied with their choises, too....more
Casablance is located in the Radisson SAS Caledonien Hotel, ground floor. The interior decoration and the place as such is weird: it is as if the decorators could not decide wether to go for a movie theme or a maritime one. So, here's the mix... The service is very good, the food excellent, and you do not need to kill your entire budget in one go...more
Bella Napoli - Very good Italian food !!Dolly Dimples ('Fiskebrygga') - The best pizza in town !!Amigos - Very good Mexican food !! Dippen - Best kebab in town !! Bella Napoli: Number 63 !! Fantastic risotto with chicken, beef and garlic.Dolly Dimples: Number 13 !! The pizza is called 'Friday the 13th'. Pepperoni, onion, beef etc. Very good !!!more
In addition to the three daily trains to / from Stavanger and the four to / from Oslo, there is an overnight service. Passangers to Oslo can board in the evening and go to sleep in one of two sleeping cars parked at the station, which are connected to the Oslo train later. Likewise, when travelling from Oslo, the two Kristiansand sleepers are...more
There are 3 bus companies that runs express buses from Oslo to Kristiansand. Sørlandsskspressen: (no booking needed)Timetable in EnglishKonkurrenten: (no booking needed)Timetable in NorwegianLavprisekspressen (second link from the bottom, requires booking online)Timetable in Norwegianmore
The ferry connects Hanstholm in Denmark with Kristiansand in Norway. Due to the highspeed catamaran the journey lasts only two hours. Furthermore it is very cheap. A roundtrip for one passenger starts at 13€. A car begins at 25€. It is the same concept which is used by low fare airlines. The earlier you do a reservation, the cheaper it is. In...more
A big MALL located just east of the city-center, with over 100 shops and 3.000 parking lots.
The biggest shopping mall in the this region of Norway.
Bus-connection to the city-center is excellent.
What to buy: All kind of norwegian souvenirs, clothing, shoes ................
What to pay: It is up to you.
Kristiansand is a small place where the innhabitans feels related to eachother.In 2000 a terrible incident happened in Baneheia, a small place in Kristiansand. To girls,8 and 10 years old were found raped and killed inside the wood of baneheia. The day the girls were burried was an official murning day for the Kristiansand people, and the city...more
Ohhhh, this is a conservative stretch of Norway.... This is materializing itself as strict liquor laws, many "bedehus" (prayer houses") and churches, a conservative twang in politics and strong presence of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party in local politics and culture. It is indeed a strong cultural factor. However, this also breeds a...more
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Photo Equipment: As with all good holidays, it isn't complete without photographs of the great time you are having. So don't forget to pack a camera, and if it needs regular recharging (as my one does) don't forget to bring a european plug adapter (I forgot to bring one and had to buy another, d'oh!). Always bring plenty of film or have a large capacity memory card for your digital camera (I bought a 128mb card which allows me to save hundreds of nice pictures).
I spotted this little lighthouse as the ship was pulling out of the harbour. Here's a few facts I found out about it. It was established in 1832 and the present lighthouse was built back in 1900. It stands 118 feet tall with it's focal plane standing 154 feet high. It is still currently used for navigating ships in and out of the harbour.more
Start has for the last two years been down in the 1st division, but after a very dramatic qualifying match against Strømsgodset they reached the premier divison.
Kristiansand Stadium has one stand and two terraces. The main stand has a capacity of around 4,000 seats, the terrace at the opposite side has a capacity of around 7,000 spectators. The third one (on one of the ends) isn't acually a proper terrace, but can be used when higher capacity is needed.
There is plans to build a new stadium in Kristiansand, or at least rebuild the old one. In both cases the stadium will be a football ground without an athletics track around it, and with a capacity of around 12-15,000 seats.
Equipment: None, just bring yourself and your friends.
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...more
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...more
Located in the fjord area of Norway, the Atlantic Road connects a series of islands along the Western coast. Even though talk of connecting the islands began as early as 1909, the Atlantic Road didn't open for another eighty years, in July of 1989. Although the road, known as Route 64, is relatively short compared to our other chosen drives at just over 5 miles long (8274 meters), you may recognize it as it's been the site of numerous car commercials. Many locals use the bridges for cycling and fishing. Surprisingly, an area along the route, Hustadvika, is incredibly popular for scuba diving due to the number of wrecks along the route before the bridges were built.