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Kristiansand: What to see and do while in Kristiansand?

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Kristiansand: What to see and do while in Kristiansand?

Will be arriving for a day on 8 September via cruise ship. Looking for suggestions on how to spend the day. I realize it's on a Sunday, and past the summer tourist season. Looking for options on how best to spend the day. Thanks.

Parks, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails
Ravnedalen Naturpark
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Theme Parks, Zoos, Water Parks
Kristiansand, Norway
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11. Re: Kristiansand: What to see and do while in Kristiansand?

Not all of the places mentioned are within walking distance from the docks. To get to the cannon museum and the zoo, you'd have to catch a cab or a bus, but the other places are easily accessible. Ravnedalen requires about half an hour's walk from the city centre, or a five minute bus drive and then about ten-fifteen minutes walk. All depending on your walking speed, of course.

As for time required to cover it all, it's really difficult to estimate. One could easily spend a whole day at the zoo, and at the cannon museum you'd need at least two hours to see it all. Everything down town is easily covered in a couple of hours, give or take. Odderøya, the little island by the docks, has some nice walking trails (and lots of caches, if you're into geocaching!). If you take the trail that goes all around the island, you'd be looking at about one to two hours walk, depending on your speed and stopping for pictures. You'll probably spend half an hour to an hour walking around in Ravnedalen, the park in a valley surrounded by giant cliffs. Not including the time you'll spend getting there.

Try a picture search on Google for Ravnedalen Kristiansand or Odderøya Kristiansand to get an idea of what it looks like and what to expect :)

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