The way my trip to Kristiansand came about is surprisingly straightforward. In late spring 2015, back when I was an MA student in my final year, my Mum and I agreed to go on a (long) weekend break together after the end of my exam session. ‘You pick a destination, and we go’, she said to me. It took me less than a microsecond to know where we were going. It was only a matter of deciding which … [Read more...]
Kristiansand Travel Guide
Kristiansand is the largest town on what is known as the Norwegian riviera, aka the sunny southern coast of Norway. Top sights include the Posebyen old town, the neo-Gothic Kristiansand Cathedral, and the art-filled Sørlandets Museum.
Further attractions line the city's attractive shoreline, including the Bystranda city beach, the 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress and Fiskebrygga harbour.
Hiking to Jegersberg, and beyond. Hiking around the Jegersberg area with my Mum certainly counts as one of my favourite memories of the few days I spent in Kristiansand. To begin with, the walk to the start of the trail was sightseeing in its purest form. We left our hostel early on Saturday morning, so the streets were empty and silent but for the occasional street cleaner and early bird. We … [Read more...]
Giorgia continues her hiking trip around Kristiansand with a trip to the islands of Odderøya and Bragdøy. After two whole days of mainland Kristiansand, Sunday was all about islands, namely Odderøya and Bragdøy. They couldn’t be more different from one another. Odderøya is fairly large and separated by the city by the (narrow) Gravane canal. It’s so close to the mainland that you barely realise … [Read more...]