What better way to explore the centre of Kristiansand!
Vox 360 radios are a new addtittion to our tour offers, it's a self guiding system where you receive a radio, map and earplugs.
You simply point the radio towards the map, then scan the icon of the place of interest you want to hear history about, all in 10 different languages! You can explore the city on your own, and choose what you want to visit to suit your own preferences.
Kristiansand, the capital of the south, was almost entirely destroyed by bombs in 1940. The reconstruction created a new image for the town, with modern buildings in many different colors.
We recommend your first stop will be at the local fish market where you will be able to take a look at all the local seafood specialities. You can then continue your walk through the center of the city, past the cathedral and local market place, folllowing the suggestive route or choosing your own path.
The old part of the town has many characteristic right-angled streets and is known as Kvadraturen in Norwegian. Part of this area is Posebyen which constitutes one of the largest collection of low, wooden houses in Northern Europe. You will hear about the big city fire that destroyed half of the cities houses. You will enjoy a walk along the river Otra and follow the seawalk taking you past the Christiansholm Fortress and the marina.
Suggested tour time: 2 hours
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