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What to Do in Southern Norway?

A December 2003 trip to Kristiansand by PLU

Shopping Downtown Photo, Kristiansand, Norway More Photos
Quote: Kristiansand is a large port town in southern Norway. It is easily reached by the Color Line Ferry from Denmark or by air from Copenhagen. With its bustling shopping areas, friendly citizens, and sleepy seaside, it's a great getaway.

What to Do in Southern Norway?

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Shopping Downtown Photo, Kristiansand, Norway
One of the best attractions is just a short way outside of downtown: the Dyreparken, or zoo. It has a pirate town, many animals, a storybook town, pool, waterpark, and recreation area. This is a favorite of locals and visitors. One good museum to visit is the Kristiansand Cannon Museum, which highlights the town’s defenses from the 1940s. There are many nice hiking and good views of the fjords. The other good museum is the Vest-Agder County Museum. It is an open-air folk life museum open during the warmer months. It has old historic farm buildings and displays that highlight the local life in days past. Quick Tips: Here's a helpful ...Read More

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