The Coolest Riviera 

Settled around 400 AD and formally founded by King Christian IV in 1641, Kristiansand is now a major port, and offers plenty of beaches, salmon fishing and sailing.

Sample local brew and feast on the freshest seafood at the very picturesque and inviting “Fiskebrygga” fish market. Kristiansand Dyreparken Zoo is known as the “Living Park” and is home to Scandinavian animals and a replicated natural African savanna.

Visit the ironically peaceful Kristiansand Cannon Museum at Møvik Fort. Built by the German Navy between 1941 and 1944, it is one of the biggest cannons ever and the only remaining 380mm Krupp gun in the world.

Tour the rotunda of the Christiansholm Fortress or venture beyond the city to the Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a flat mountain plateau that towers an impressive 604 meters over the fjord, Lysefjord.

 

Lillesand by Land & by Sea

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Lillesand by Land & by Sea

Lillesand by Land & by Sea

Cruise alone the coastline speckled with islands to Korsvik before boarding a bus and enjoying a scenic drive to Lillesand. Once bustling with maritime activity, Lillesand features 18th and 19th century white timber houses, and a sheltered harbor. Soak in the atmosphere of this charming town, aptly named the Jewel of Sorlandet.

Kristiansand, Norway At a glance

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Current Time:
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Currency:
Norwegian Krone
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Local Details:
GPS: 58°8'51.28"N 7°59'47.86"E
Size: 259.00 KM2 (100.00 MI2)
Population: 85,681
Density: 331 Pop/KM2 (128 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +47

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