Kristiansund is a city and municipality, and the capital of the county of Vest-Agder, Norway and of the geographical region (landsdel) of Southern Norway, the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway consisting of the two counties Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder.
Kristiansand is a popular tourist destination in the summer months. It hosts a big music festival - Quart Festival, and offers great salmon fishing, hunting, sailing, boat tours, helicopter tours and many other attractions. Kristiansand is also home to a great picturesque fish market called 'Fiskebrygga'. Here you can enjoy some fresh seafood at 5 different restaurants or directly from the market.
Things to See & Do
* Fiskebrygga (Fish market)
* Kristiansand Dyrepark (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park)
* Posebyen (Kristiansand's old town)
* Ravnedalen (Ravens' Valley) - a lovely park
* Kristiansand Cannon Museum
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area - 277 km²
Population –78, 220 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – The port at Kristiansand is located 5 minutes walk from the city centre.
Travel Links - Kristiansand is connected to continental Europe by air and sea. The local airport, Kjevik, is located 12 km (7 miles) east of the city and has routes to European and Norwegian cities.
From the city centre, the ferry harbour has routes to Hirtshals (Denmark) and Hanstholm (Denmark). There are also buses and trains that connect Kristiansand to other Norwegian cities.