A Quick List to My Six Favorite Things About Kristiansand, Norway
- Travel Writer, Marianne Furnes
A little village with buildings from 1585, showing blocks with miniature houses of old Kristiansand.
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.
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.
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.
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.