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Kristiansand travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kristiansand

Kristiansand is Norway's fifth largest city and is the capital of Vest-Agder County. Situated on the south coast of Norway, it is a favorite summer vacation spot for Norwegians, who love the watersports. It's a modern, cosmopolitan city, often called 'The Coolest Riviera'.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kristiansand

When to Visit Kristiansand

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Kristiansand can get bitingly cold in the winter, so either wrap up warm or visit during the warm summer months, when you can more easily enjoy the outdoors.

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How to Get to Kristiansand

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Where to Stay in Kristiansand

The Centrum Budget Hotel has a good central location and double rooms from kr595. The Clarion Hotel Ernst on Radhusgata has luxury rooms, individually designed from around kr1,600 per night.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kristiansand

Where to stay in popular areas of Kristiansand

How to Get Around Kristiansand

The Cost of Living in Kristiansand

Shopping Streets

Kristiansand's main shopping street is Markens Gate, with a variety of chain stores and independent shops selling fashion, jewelry, household goods and electronics.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Kristiansand is priced at kr15 and a dozen eggs cost kr37.

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Where to Eat in Kristiansand

Slakter Sorensen on Radhusgata is known as the best steakhouse in town, with mains from around kr300. Sjøhuset on Østre strandgate is an excellent seafood restaurant, with mains from kr335.