Kristiansand

A lively town in the southernmost part of Norway
The zoo and the amusement park
The Kilden Performing Arts Centre

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Kristiansand

Local cuisine, their pride and joy

In Kristiansand the MSC cruise of Northern Europe touches the southernmost part of Norway, the region of Sørlandet, where thousands of islands and rocks dot the coast along the Skagerrak straits.
As you step ashore from the ship you find yourself in a lively town offering plenty of opportunities and attractions, such as the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, a striking building for its bold architecture, that hosts exhibitions and concerts all year round. The zoo and the Kristiansand amusement park (12 km from the town) are also an experience for the whole family.

There are museums like the Vest-Agder that gives the visitor insight into the local culture and history with impressive models of the town with its most representative buildings. The nature museum with its botanical gardens instead hosts the largest collection of cactus plants in Norway.

The Sørlandet museum of art hosts a permanent collection of Norwegian art while the imposing canons museum hosts the second largest cannon in the world and a rich collection of military exhibits. If instead you wish to immerse yourself in Kristiansand’s everyday life, visit the fish market, here you can find restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest fish, while there’s a bustling of boats coming and going. Try an experience into the past with a ride on the steam engine train.

You can get to the village of Vennes and then get a ticket for the Setesdal railway, which has since the 19th century connected Kristiansand and the other coastal towns to the once remote region of Setesdal. You should not miss an excursion to the delightful town of Lillesand, known as the jewel of the Sørlandet, with picturesque fishermen’s houses that have been turned into holiday homes in an environment of rare charm with the colourful port and ever-present Norwegian nature.

Must see places in Kristiansand

Conheça as nossas excursões

    Noruega

    A magia da aurora boreal
    A magia da aurora boreal

    Umas férias na Noruega são um sonho. Um sonho que se concretiza ao largo de um fiorde, a mais sugestiva e característica formação natural desta terra.

    Além do fiorde de Geiranger e do fiorde de Nærøy que foram declarados dos Património da Humanidade pela UNESCO, importa referir também o maior de todos os fiordes, o fiorde de Sogn, de 204 km de comprimento, bem como o fiorde de Hardanger, onde as flores das cerejeiras e macieiras salpicam a falésia durante a Primavera.

    Mas ao fazer um cruzeiro MSC no Norte da Europa também pode testemunhar a beleza espectacular da aurora boreal, ao passo que aqueles que viajam no Verão podem admirar o incrível Sol da meia-noite, a norte do Círculo Polar Árctico. Um cruzeiro até à Noruega também significa descobrir a cultura de dois povos antigos: os Vikings, que não eram apenas piratas e guerreiros, mas também comerciantes, exploradores e colonizadores e que, por mais de trezentos anos, até ao século XI, governaram a Escandinávia e o Atlântico Norte; e, posteriormente, os Samis, o povo nativo destas terras, vestindo trajes variegados, com as suas imensas manadas de renas, que viveram no Norte profundo ao longo de mais de 10.000 anos.

    Finalmente, cuidado com os tróis! Muitos dos lugares que visitar receberam os seus nomes destas criaturas lendárias: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (com a espectacular Estrada do Trol), Trollhatten e Trollveggen.