Kristiansand is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) southwest of Oslo, the country's capital, and 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Stavanger.
Kristiansand Cathedral and Christiansholm Festning are a selection of the things to do and see around Kristiansand.
When it comes to getting the best from your precious vacation time, keep in mind that Kristiansand is merely the tip of the iceberg; Oslo - Southern Norway has been blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful places to visit. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Haegeland, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Iveland 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south.
If you ask a local their sightseeing recommendations, they'll often point you in the direction of Oslo - Southern Norway's open-air exhibits, gardens and open-air museums. If the weather forecast isn't that great, head to Oslo - Southern Norway's palaces, art galleries and art museums.
If your preference is to go slow while you are on a holiday, Oslo - Southern Norway has some great relaxing activities for you, like wildlife watching and picnicking. Travelers looking for action, adrenaline and adventure can get their heart pumping by signing up for a mountain biking or zip-lining adventure.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend what's left of your Norwegian kroner on last-minute mementos and say Ha det bra to the interesting people you've met and the places you've enjoyed.