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Fly to Kristiansand
Visit Norway’s number 1 holiday resort and the gateway to Norway’s small coastal towns. With a lively cultural and shopping scene, pristine white sand beaches and a flash marina, it’s easy to see why Norwegians flood here for there Christmas Holidays. Home to the Dyrepark it’s a holiday that the whole family can enjoy.
The Ravnedalen nature park is a short walk from Kristiansand town centre, however, it feels like you’re millions of miles away. The park has large grassy lawns, bridges and an array of flowers and trees to enjoy. During the summer months the park hosts many concerts, festivals and theatre productions.
North of the town centre lies the Baneheia Park ideal for hiking and woodland walks. The park has plenty of walks for all abilities, including mountain hikes and walks closer to the ground. During the summer the lakes are used for swimming due to the clear waters and pleasant temperatures and many local families spend their days here.
The island was the former naval base and is connected to Kristiansand by a bridge. It has plenty of picturesque paths, old cannon positions, small beaches and beautiful views of the eastern harbour and the city.
Kristiansand is home to Dryepark – a zoo, amusement park and water park, all in one! The park is open year round and is great fun for all the family.
Try your hand at white water rafting or snorkeling in Kristiansand. with activities for all abilities, there will be something for the whole family to take part in.
Beaches and Marinas
Nearby the town centre of Kristiansand is sandy Bystranda beach, with swim pier, sun deck and palm trees! The beach has been awarded the blue flag award and is suitable for families.
The town centre is also home to a large Marina, which gives amazing views over the water. Take a walk around the marina and browse the nearby market stalls, for fresh produce and handmade gifts.
Kvadraturen is the city centre of Kristiansand and the best shopping area in the south of Norway, with 400 shops! The main shopping street is Markensgate, a long pedestrian street in the city centre. Skippergata is one of the most charming streets in Kristiansand and is home to fashion stores, art galleries and independent cafes.
During the summer months, Kristiansand hosts a free concert once a week for everyone to enjoy. With film festivals and foodie events, there’s always something happening.
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