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Kristiansand, Norway-port

Discover cosmopolitan Kristiansund with its cultural, tranquil atmosphere, blend of contemporary and traditional architecture, and natural beauty woven throughout and beyond the city set on the shores of a sparkling fjord. Visit the old town, Posebyn, and admire the small, white wooden houses that speak of a bygone era. Stroll along the boardwalk to the town center and Fiskebrygga (fish market), enjoying the maritime history and fresh local seafood. Visit the Adger Nature Museum and Botanical Gardens for an overview of Norway’s history dating back to the Ice Age. Then go to Markens gate to browse the shops, making a turn onto Skippergada for a selection of smaller boutiques, galleries and cafés. Look for hand-knit sweaters, fine Norwegian glassware and local crafts in this picture perfect setting.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Explore Kristiansand On Foot
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hollen, Sogne & the Vest Agder Open Air Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Lillesand By Land & Sea
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Old Kristiansand & the Cannon Museum
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Rib Adventure & Hike
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Setesdal Mineral Park
    Light Activity /Walking

Explore Kristiansand On Foot

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 2 hours

Tour Code: KRS-004

Explore Kristiansand, the most important town in the south of Norway, as you stroll through its charming streets on this walking tour.

Meeting your guide at the pier, you will set-off to discover the multitude of charms featured in the unique Posebyen, or Old Town area of the city. This historic part of Kristiansand is very characteristic, with its strict right-angled streets that have led to it being called the Quadrature. Here, in the center of town - which is also a popular residential area, you will find the largest collection of low, wooden houses in Northern Europe. Due to its historical and architectural value, this area has even earned special listed status.

Following a thoroughly enjoyable time spent discovering the colorful atmosphere of Kristiansand, your guide will escort you back to the ship where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking, some of it over cobblestone surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.