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Kristiansand, Norway

A Quick List to My Six Favorite Things About Kristiansand, Norway

- Travel Writer, Marianne Furnes

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  • Kristiansand Museum

A little village with buildings from 1585, showing blocks with miniature houses of old Kristiansand.

  • Odderøya

A little island right outside the city center, but still connected to the mainland. It’s such a lovely place to explore, and you’ll find art galleries, cafés, the city’s culture house, and lots of great hiking paths.

  • The Cathedral

A beautiful architectural art piece and one of the biggest cathedrals in Norway. The original cathedral burned down in 1880, and was rebuilt and finished in 1885.

  • Fiskebrygga

A boat landing that’s buzzing in the summer. Here you have several cozy cafés and restaurants where you can sit outside and enjoy the charming atmosphere.

  • Ny Hellesund

An outport and village area located on a cluster of three main islands about three kilometers south of the main harbor at Hoellen. A ferry takes you there, and then you can have a round trip on a smaller boat through the narrow channel, which offers breathtaking views. During summer there’s also a little restaurant and apartments for rent.

  • Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

This is the only natural history museum in the south of Norway. The museum has zoological, botanical, and geological collections, and a botanical garden with more than 2,000 different plants.


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