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Call on Kristiansand today, a charming small city near the tip of Sørlandet, Norway's southland. Its strategic location on the Skagerrak strait long made it both a military stronghold and the royal residence of Harald Fairhair, the first King of Norway. Discover this remarkable city during a panoramic drive, featuring the impressive 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress, the fish market at Fiskebrygga wharf, the Old Town with its picturesque wooden houses, and the splendid Neo-Gothic cathedral. Alternately, you can visit its fascinating Kristiansand Cannon Museum, a remarkable collection of coastal artillery.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Kristiansand Highlights - 7 hrs

Supplier Name:  Destination Service

Excursion Title (include duration and destination):   KRISTIANSAND - 7 hrs 

Destination/Port City: Kristiansand
  • 2 miles hike for nature lovers
  • Baneheia- forest
  • Ravnedalen gardens & traditional Norwegian waffles
  • Sightseeing in Kristiansand
  • Charming old historic town of Søgne
  • Scenic coastal road seeing the ocean and the sea

First we drive into nature for a hike. This 3 km (2 miles) trek is ideal for the keen hiker and nature lover. After a short car ride you arrive at Baneheia, a forested area located on the outskirts
of town. You walk up to a vantage point overlooking Kristiansand and the sea. You trek through the forest along lakes popular for swimming in summer and ice skating in winter. You then descend to the quaint park of Ravnedalen. This tranquil haven was beautifully planted by soldiers in the 1870s. It took
them four years to transform the hilly swamp to soothing gardens. The former gardener’s residence is today a popular café and restaurant, serving traditional waffles and the "best burger in Norway". The walk is mainly on footpaths and tracks though hilly at times. After enjoying the beauty of Ravnedalen you return to Kristiansand for sightseeing.
Kristiansand is the fifth largest town in Norway, founded in 1641 by the Danish- Norwegian king Christian IV who also gave the town its name. On this bestselling tour you visit a lovely open air museum a short coach drive outside town. The buildings have been moved here from the town center of Kristiansand and from farms in the valley of Setesdal. The buildings date from the late 1500s
to the 1890s. You then go by coach to the village of Søgne where you visit a small church from 1640. Simple on the outside yet exquisitely decorated inside. You get the opportunity to walk through a charming street of white timber buildings so typical of the region. You return to the ship by driving along the scenic coastal road seeing the ocean and the sea, quaint summer houses and
the new stunning Performing Arts Center.

Tour Duration: 7 Hrs

Tour can operate: All day

Wheelchair Accessible: no

Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: (include any info regarding transportation to/from the Cruise ship in this section)
  • Private car & English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Meals and beverages are not included

Destination Guide