Kristiansand General Information
With over 80,000 people, Kristiansand is one of the pre-eminent urban areas in Norway. At the bottom of the country, virtually equidistant from convivial North Sea gem Haugesund and cosmopolitan capital Oslo, Kristiansand is terrific travel fare for intrepid tourists. Also easily accessible from North Jutland, Denmark and Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden, the handsome municipality is well worth a tour for anyone who wants to explore genuine corners of Nordic Europe and Scandinavia at large.
Like a lot of towns in Norway, Kristiansand is no stranger to natural beauty. In Southern Norway however, it comes not in the form of fjords but rather, deep forests, archipelago islands, lakes and curvy rivers. Within all of this sits Kristiansand, where wonderful points of interest like Gimle Estate, the Vest-Agder Folk Museum, Christiansholm Fortress and Kristiansand Cathedral elucidate the history and culture of the small city. Tours of Posebyen Old Town and the incredible Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) are a must for neophyte Kristiansand visitors. The city zoo and Ravnedalan Park also stand out as important attractions to include on the itinerary. Come summer or winter, a slew of hearty recreational pursuits provide incomparable opportunity to commune with nature and by night, Kristiansand’s first-rate restaurants and bars kick into high gear.
- Gimle Estate
- Kristiansand Cathedral
- Kristiansand Cannon Museum
- Vest-Agder Folk Museum
- Christiansholm Fortress
- Kristiansand Zoo
- Ravnedalen Park
- Posebyen Old Town Tours
- Fiskebrygga (Fish Market)
- Kristiansand Jazz Festival
- Vaertshuset Pieder Ro
- Bølgen & Moi
- Sjohuset Restaurant
- Harvey’s Sports Bar
- Patrick’s Irish Pub
- Lobby Bar
- Spot Nightclub
Kristiansand has a temperate oceanic climate, with moderate precipitation throughout the year.
- Winter (December to February) -5-3°C
- Spring (March to May) -2-14°C
- Summer (June to August) 10-20°C
- Fall (September to November) 0-16°C
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