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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“A beautiful walk around the island as well as historical with lots of batteries from the 2nd WW (memorial site at the top). You can drive to the very top and park there (parking fee) or park by Kilden, the concert house (free on Sunday) If you take left after the bridge, you will find a marine museum with lots of activities for the kids. You can continue up along the quarantine wall to the beach Bendiksbukta. If you follow the road further you will end up at a scenic point at the very south part, go back on the road to the top. Now this island is hosting a lot of artists, you can walk around and look at their gallerie”
  • 32 locals recommend
Beach
“Fantastic beach in the middle of the town. Go for ice-cream up the street if it gets to warm.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Water Park
“Great swimminghall with sounas , warm and cold wather and posibilities to go outside.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theatre
“The beautiful theater Kilden, which is worth seeing both inside and outside!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Great view on the city, surrounded my nature, great place for hiking and walking around lakes !”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“A great park for everyone, nice hikes with stunning views, great cliffs for rock climbing (on the left just next to the Cafe Generalen, here you can go up at the top as well). The park was constructed from 1874–1878 by military soldiers under the command of General, Joseph Frantz Oscar Wergeland, the younger brother of Camilla Collet, a novelist and passionate advocate of women's rights as well as the author Henrik Wergeland. The Cafe Generalen is a nice place to eat, supposedly the best burgers in town. Great concerts here in the summer with a big outdoor stage.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The main street in Kristiansand, walking only. Markens is the strawling and shopping street.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Ett av flere små kjøpesentre i området rundt Markens gate. 200 meter fra leiligheten. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“A great park for everyone, nice hikes with stunning views, great cliffs for rock climbing (on the left just next to the Cafe Generalen, here you can go up at the top as well). The park was constructed from 1874–1878 by military soldiers under the command of General, Joseph Frantz Oscar Wergeland, the younger brother of Camilla Collet, a novelist and passionate advocate of women's rights as well as the author Henrik Wergeland. The Cafe Generalen is a nice place to eat, supposedly the best burgers in town. Great concerts here in the summer with a big outdoor stage.”
  • 12 locals recommend
General Travel
  • 6 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Seafood restaurants by the dock/sea. Good food, good drinks, nice to sit outside. Live music every Tuesday night during the summer (outdoors, no fee).”
  • 24 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Great organic local food, vegan, rawfood, one fish dish that is caught locally the same day. A must!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quite upscale but very good restaurant situated on the Fishmarket, here you will fint lots of nice restaurants with good food, especially seafood. Every tuesday from 16 00 there will be concerts for free (until 01.08) with lots of good local bands. Worth a visit”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Indian food in Kristiansand (arguable in all of Norway). Absolutely delicious”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Knallgod sushi & sticks. Uteservering. Har egen take-away i Dronningens gate”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great organic local food, vegan, rawfood, one fish dish that is caught locally the same day. A must!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quite upscale but very good restaurant situated on the Fishmarket, here you will fint lots of nice restaurants with good food, especially seafood. Every tuesday from 16 00 there will be concerts for free (until 01.08) with lots of good local bands. Worth a visit”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Indian food in Kristiansand (arguable in all of Norway). Absolutely delicious”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Knallgod sushi & sticks. Uteservering. Har egen take-away i Dronningens gate”
  • 10 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Koselig spisested med inngang fra torvet i Kristiansand sentrum. Maten er super, spesielt kyllingsalaten er nydelig. Hyggelig betjening og gode priser.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Seafood on the menu. The place has a good reputation and should satisfy all kinds of people.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Veldig gode drinker. Musikkbingo arrangeres annen hver Fredag og anbefales for studenter og eldre - veldig moro å være med på! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great gastropub with large and good beer selection (biggest selection of 2 beer taps…30?), you can ask to try before you buy. Food is excellent. Next door there is the night club, supposedly one of the best in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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