Welcome to Kristiansand

Welcome to Kristiansand

Kjersti Solberg Monsen-Visitnorway.com

Kjersti Solberg Monsen-Visitnorway.com


Kristiansand is also called the ‘capital’ of south Norway.  Here you can immerse yourself in colourful legend and lore; explore the Christiansholm Fortress, the market place and the old quarter with its traditional wooden houses.

Kristiansand Zoo & Amusement Park

Kristiansand Zoo is the most frequently visited attraction in Norway, covering an area of 150 acres of wild Nordic terrain. Kristiansand Zoo has expanded to be the most popular holiday destination for children in Norway.

Enjoy the many restaurants where local dishes, especially seafood, share the menus with a variety of international cuisine.



The Fish Market

The Fish Market in Kristiansand is also very much recommended if you are looking for fresh shrimp to take away or a three-course dinner. It is a must to try the delicious waffles made from a 100-year-old recipe that you’ll find available at an endless choice of cafes - and the famous homemade burgers at Café Generalen are to be recommended!

Getting there

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  • Lattitude: 58.159912
  • Longitude: 8.018206