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From the port there are a couple of flat, uphill, short and long hikes that you can take. Be mesmerized by beautiful views like this one. The tourist information has maps with hiking trails on them. Be sure to pick them up.
Take the 1 hour uphill walk to this waterfall. The quantity of water falling off it is impressive as well as the views you’ll have from up here over the valley. Pick up the map from the tourist information to see its location.
Brekkefossen, Flam, Norway
12 km to the north you will find Aurlandsvangen, a small town famous for its shoe making. Also the Aurland church is here. Take public transport or a taxi to Aurland.
Aurlands church, Norway
This 17th century church is perfect to visit if you are looking for a flat 3,5 km walk. This walk will take you through the Flam countryside into the valley. Pick this church as your turn around point and you’ll have a wonderful walk.
Flam kirke, Flam
If you take the Flam train to Myrdal your train will automatically stop for a short photoshop at the Kjosfossen waterfall. Watch out for the legends that hide behind the waterfall, they just might be true.
The city was founded in 1641. Christiansholm fortress was build to protect the town from any invasions. Today it still stands on the shore lines of the city centre of Kristiansand as if it is still guarding it like it has been doing for the last 4 centuries. You can visit the inside to get a better feel for wartime of the 17th and 18th century and life during these times.
Østre Strandgate 52B, Kristiansand
This neogothic church is the 4th build on the spot as 3 previously build church burned down as many thing do in Norway. The present church was built in 1885. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. The tower is even 70 meter high. Inside you’ll find a beautifull interior and sometimes during summertime there is a music performance that takes place inside. Find this church in the middle of the city centre.
Gyldenløves gate 9, Kristiansand
The island where your ship is docked is called Odderøya. Looking from the outside deck it doesn’t seem like much, but when you take the opportunity to hike around it you will get a whole new perspective on the place. There has been a lot of military activity on the island of Odderøya from the 17th to 20th century and there are many interesting traces to various periods. Did you know this was a quarantine station in the beginning 1800’s or that the batteries used during the great northern war still stand here? There are information signs on the island that tell you the history behind it, the tourist information also has hiking maps for you, but you might want to consider to even go with a guide.
Right in the centre of Kristiansand you will find Northern Europe’s largest collection of low-rise, wall-to-wall wooden houses. These “kvadraturen” or grid line streets have been unchanged since the 17th century. Please find its location on the map above and add this one on the list of things to see and do.
46 Holbergs gate, Kristiansand
This is the heart of the town. The main shopping street, the tourist information and the cathedral are all located on it. In summertime there is always something nice to do here, whether it is festival or market it is the social centre of town.
Radhus gate 10, Kristiansand
The Aarhus river flows through the city centre of Aarhus. If you follow the river from the port into town you will walk by the most scenic parts of town. Stop for a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants, shop in the main shopping district and take a couple of side streets to see all the beautiful old town has to offer.
Aboulevarden 39, Aarhus