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Photo: Kristiansand dyrepark, Visit Sørlandet
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Photo: Aquarama
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Photo: Frida Neverdal
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Photo: Adam Read, Visit Sørlandet

Summer in Kristiansand

Kristiansand is a holiday favorite for the whole family and offers unforgettable experiences such as boating in the archipelago, ice cream on the jetty and beach life. Exciting museums are ready to welcome you. The whole family will also love a trip on the Setesdalsbanen, an old steam locomotive. Spend the night among animals and pirates in Dyreparken, or go to one of the camping sites, which has exciting activities all summer.

10 cool summer activities in Kristiansand

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MS Bragdøya sails scheduled trips from Kristiansand daily from the end of June to the middle of August. The boat departs from Vågsbygd and Kai 6 in Kristiansand city centre (Pier 6) and sails to the islands of Bragdøya, Randøya, Stokken and…

At Odderøya Museumshavn you can rent a SUP board (Stand Up Paddling board) and enjoy the coastline around Kristiansand and Odderøya island. The board's can be rented when the museum is open. Age limit: 18 years. Children up to 13 years must be together with…

Bystranda city beach in Kristiansand is a nice sandy beach with swim pier, sun deck and palm trees - ideal for children. In addition, there are separate bathing ramp for the disabled. Blue Flag beach The Blue Flag is a voluntaryeco-label awarded beaches and marinas. Blue Flag is…

The museum is located at Kongsgård and consists of the Open Air Museum, Miniby (miniature houses) and a main building with a toy exhibition. The open-air museum at Kongsgård consists of 34 old houses in three areas: Bygade, Setesdal yard and Vest-Agder…

See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks at the Fish market and the small boats chugging through the canal. Try local specialities like shrimp or mussels directly from the fishmonger or at one of the many resturants in the area. Every Thuesday during the summer season there are…

Aquarama, with its stunning location on Kristiansand city beach (Bystranda), is a resource facility for the region's residents and an attraction for tourists - a centre for public health, adventure, sports and wellness. Aquarama Bad (bathing) Aquarama has six different…

Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park - Dyreparken - is situated only 11 km (6 miles) east of Kristiansand. It actually consists of several parks combined; a zoo and an entertainment park with different theme areas, as well as the wet world "Badelandet" - "a park in…

Posebyen in Kristiansand is a nice little city community and the only thing left after the big city fire in 1892. Take a walk around the idylic streets. Posebyen is one of the biggest collections of small and old wood construction houses. In the summer there is a markets at…

A vigorous and "mystical" nature park beneath the precipitous Ravneheia. The heath, lake and pair of swans are distinctive features.  Founded in 1876 by General Wergeland and his troops with financial assistance from the Municipal Association. The valley has been…