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Things to do in Skagerrak

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.
“The famous zoo where you find the chimpanzee Julius and many other beautiful animals”
  • 79 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A fun place for families and young people to spend a day. You can bring lunch and beverages and picnic or barbecue up there. Visit”
  • 41 locals recommend
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
“Fantastic beach in the middle of the town. Go for ice-cream up the street if it gets to warm.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of Norway's largest shopping malls. A short drive away, it has everything you could need.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Water Park
“nice activity on a winther day or a raining day or any time for a group or family”
  • 34 locals recommend
“The beautiful theater Kilden, which is worth seeing both inside and outside!”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Cosy old town with lots of dinners, bars, shops and culture. Every saturday (and sunday during summer) there's a big marked in the senter of town.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“☼The biggest sandbox around! Beautiful views and a nice walk, even for small children. Go early, and stay away if its windy. Really stunning!☼”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Great view on the city, surrounded my nature, great place for hiking and walking around lakes !”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Museum
“World famous for the Skagen painters. Must go to place, if you havent been there. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
“realt interesting zoo with some rare animals. Great with kids, not bad for adults either.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The main street in Kristiansand, walking only. Markens is the strawling and shopping street.”
  • 21 locals recommend
“The North Sea Oceanarium is the biggest aquarium in North Europe. Bring your family face to face with the wonders below the surface of the North Sea.”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Sandefjord has long history of catching whales. The tooth in your room is from a whale. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“Excellent beer selection and cozy bar. Also a nice beer garden out front and a theatre in the back”
  • 13 locals recommend
“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
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great organic local food, vegan, rawfood, one fish dish that is caught locally the same day. A must!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Knallgod sushi & sticks. Uteservering. Har egen take-away i Dronningens gate”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Another classic. Book a table in summer its simply the best seafood / fish restaurant in Denmark. Catch off the boats onto your plate. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Best Indian food in Kristiansand (arguable in all of Norway). Absolutely delicious”
  • 12 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
“The traditions of Skagen is best experienced in the salons of this historic hotel. Food at its best using seasonal, fresh ingredients from the sea. Opposite the amazing Skagen's Museum. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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