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==Get in==
===By plane===
'''[ Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik Airport]''' ({{IATA|KRS}}) [] is located 12 km (7 mi) north-east of the city.
SAS [] runs 8 daily flights to [[Oslo]], 6 to [[Bergen]] and 3 to [[Stavanger]], as well as 3 daily flights to [[Copenhagen]] and a weekly flight to [[Alicante]]. Norwegian [] runs 3 daily flights to Oslo, as well as some weekley flights to Bergen and [[Trondheim]]. Planes from Dutch airline KLM depart twice daily for [[Amsterdam]].
There are bus connections to the town centre for every arrival, both airport buses and local buses. The airport bus costs kr 100. Local buses are to the left as you exit. No 35 and 36 to city centre Kvadraturen is kr 37 (Jun 08). Taxi to Kvadraturen is kr 280/350 in weekends.
===By boat===
'''Ferry''' company Color Line [] companies operate car ferries to [[Denmark]], 2 times each day (3 times on Saturday - Monday) to [[Hirtshals]]. The trip takes 3 hours and 15 minutes, with the brand new superspeed ferry services the route[]. Prices soar in the summer.
==Get around==
The town's center is quite compact, which means that everything is within walking distance. Suburbs are spread over quite a large area. There are dedicated bike lanes along most of the main roads.
===By car===
Most roads except the highway is just one lane each way - thus rush hour should be avoided. Parking might be difficult in the city centre, try the parking houses. There's a toll booth on all roads leading to town.
===By bus===
Nettbuss Sør operates the blue city buses. Eastbound buses depart from the Henrik Wergeland street, while westbound buses depart from the Tollbod street or the bus terminal, but not both. Northbound buses (to [[Vennesla]]) leave from the bus terminal.
The main lines going from west to east is called the Metro bus. You can expect a bus every 5 minutes on weekdays. Service elsewhere is quite frequent during daylight hours, but the frequency drops significantly in the evenings and on weekends. Night buses operate Fridays and Saturdays.
The town's center is quite compact, which means that everything is within walking distance. Suburbs are spread over quite a large area. There are dedicated bike lanes along most of the main roads.
Most roads except the highway is just one lane each way - thus rush hour should be avoided. Parking might be difficult in the city centre, try the parking houses. There's a toll booth on all roads leading to town.
====TaxiBy taxi====
Taxis are expensive.
In Kristiansand, there are two major Taxi Companies:
* '''Agder Taxi''' ☎ +47 38 00 20 00[]
* '''Taxi Sør''' ☎ +47 38 02 80 00[]
===By small boats===
Good moorings if you have your own boat, and a nice marina with many facilities for visitors. Small boats are for rent in several places in the city, and there are several sight seeing boats for tourists in the summer.
[[Image:Fiskebrygga.jpg|thumb|300px|Fiskebrygga, Kristiansand.]]
* <see name="Fiskebrygga" alt="Fish market" address="" directions="Southwestern part of the town centre Kvadraturen." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">There is still a fish market here, but there are also several, mostly maritime, restaurants around the central waterfront. During summer, locals arrive in their boats and anchor up here. Lovely place for an ice cream.</see>
* '''The boardwalk''' (''Strandpromenaden'') alongside the seafront in the town centre leads you threw beauteful parks and pases Norways second largest fountain park[], Christiansholm fortress from the 17th century[http://wwwen.norwaywikipedia.comorg/directorieswiki/d_company.asp?lang=44&id=6044&h=1Christiansholm_Fortress] and a public beach - Bystranda, the Town Beach[].
* <see name="Kristiansand Dyrepark" alt="Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park" address="" directions="East of the town" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Adults: kr 130-kr 340, Children: kr 110-kr 270 (depending on season) Once inside, all activities are free">Has a wide selection of animals in, for the most part, natural habitats. The main attractions are lions, tigers, wolves, red pandas, and a reptile house. Other activities here include a log run, a large play area, and a pirate castle with Norway's favorite pirate, Kaptein Sabeltann (Captain Sabretooth). During the summer, there are pirate shows late at night. There's also a kind of toy town called Kardemomme by (Cardamom town) which is based on a book by Norwegian children's writer Thorbjørn Egner.</see>
* '''Posebyen''' is what's left of Kristiansand's old town. It still occupies several blocks on the eastern part of the town centre. Here you can still see small, white, single-storey, wooden houses occupy a whole block. Very peaceful just a few minutes' walk from the busy shopping streets[].
*'''Forests:''' In Kristiansand, there are many forests, never more than a short walk away. Near the town center are the areas Baneheia[[]] and Odderøya[[]], perfect for walking recreation or winter activities at winter time[].
* Even if Kristiansand recieves litle gets relatively little snow at winter time, there is popular ski-lift in Tveit, not far from the airport[[]]
* '''SwimingSwimming:''' Do not forget your swimwear, swimming possibilities are many, outdoors and indoors, in saltwater or freshwater, swimmingpools, beaches (among them the Town Beach and Hamresanden) and rocks.
* '''The beautiful archipelago off Kristiansand''' (Skjærgården) consists of amazing landscapes, a paradise of islands, skerries, and rocks. In the summer time, you can reach it by sight-seeing-boats from the town centre. The archipelago and the surrounding fjords is also a perfect setting for sailing and fishing
* '''Fishing''': If The are many possibilities. The sea is full of fish and is free. There are many good lakes in Baneheia, just a short walk from the town or if you fish in the rivers in the area, you must purchase a fishing license. The rivers are rich in fish like salmon and troutseatrout. If you like to fish in the sea AnglerPilot is a professional fishing guiding service and deep sea fishing, there are good opportunities for that in the Kristiansand areacan offer more information. [http://wwwanglerpilot.visitsorlandet.comno/en/See-do/Active-holiday/fishing/Deep-seathe-fishing/].
* '''Play golf''': In Kristiansand, there are two golf clubs with their own courts, both a few kilometers outside the city centre, Bjåvann[] and Kristiansand Golfklubb[] No reason to let the golf equipment be left at home!
[[File:University of Agder, Kristiansand.jpg|thumb|250px|University of Agder, Kristiansand]]
*'''University of Agder''' has its main campus at Gimlemoen just east of the town centre. The new campus was built at an old military camp, and the new building was finished in 2001. There are programs in nursing, teaching, languages, psychology, literature and arts, music, sports and health, mathematics and similar subjects, law, economics, social work and politics. Just a few of the classes are taught in English[].
There's also music education (both classical and pop/rock) at Musikkens hus (''House of Music'') in the town center.
*'''Markens gate''' is the main shopping street in the town center. Most of the street is pedestrianized. Most of the shops are now chain stores, but it is still a busy and nice main shopping street. A few independent stores are still here. It's a central gathering place for most locals, and thus more than a shopping street.
* <buy name="Sørlandssenteret" alt="" address="Barstølveien 31" directions="" phone="+47 38049100" email="[email protected]" fax="+47 38049200" url="[]" hours="M-F: 10AM-9PM, Sa: 10AM-6PM" price="">Is located about 10 minutes' drive east of town, in a industrial area. It is just a run-of-the-mill shopping center, but can be a godsend for shopping when the weather turns nasty.</buy>* <buy name="Amfi Vågsbygd" alt="" address="Kirsten Flagstadsvei 32" directions="" phone=" +47 38016011" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="[]" hours="M-F: 10AM-8PM, Sa: 10AM-6PM" price="">Is a shopping center, located about 5 minutes' drive west of town, in the Vågsbygd area.
* <sleep name="Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel" alt="" address="Vestre Strandgate 7" directions="" phone="+47 38112100" email="[email protected]" fax="+47 38112111" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Centrally located in the heart of Kristiansand</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Norge" alt="" address="Dronningens gate 5-7" directions="" phone="+47 38174000" email="[email protected]" fax="+47 38174001" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Centrally located business and spa hotel.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Clarion Hotel Ernst " alt="" address="Rådhusgate Rådhusgata 2" directions="" phone="+47 38 12 86 00" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Recently renovated hotel. It is a modern first class hotel in the heart of the city centre. The hotel was built in 1858 and has long traditions as a hotel. Each room has a characteristic of its own, they may vary in size furnishing and decorations. </sleep> * <sleep name="Scandic Hotel Kristiansand Bystranda" alt="" address=Opens 2013"Østre Strandgate 74" directions="" phone="+47 21 61 50 00" url=The new '''Scandic Hotel Kristiansand Bystranda''' will be the largest hotel in downtown Kristiansand when it opens in spring 2013. The hotel is located on the boardwalk, near the town beach and an indoor water park which is under construction. See images: ["]" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">on the boardwalk, near the town beach and ''Aquarama'' indoor waterpark .</sleep>

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