It's a quaint, little town with a distinctly beachy feel and surprisingly enough, the most visited city by tourists in all of Norway. It's home to the second largest port in Norway and if you plan on bringing your car from Continental Europe to tour this Scandinavian country, it's quite likely you'll arrive first in Kristiansand.
Joe and I booked a room at the brand new Scandic Bystranda hotel right on the water. We walked and walked and walked, exploring the centre of town on foot and dined at Bølgen and Moi, located right on a waterway, Saturday evening. Sitting on the terrace, we watched boats pull in for ice cream and groups of people having cocktails in their boat before heading out for the night. After a sunset stroll to walk off a large dinner, we capped off the night with a bottle of champagne on the hotel's second floor terrace.
|Kristiansand's stunning new Concert House|
|From the terrace of the Scandic Bystranda|
And the drive home was pretty darn nice too...