Kristiansand travel guide

Kristiansand Tourism | Kristiansand Guide

You're Going to Love Kristiansand

With a population of 63,814, Kristiansand is the largest city in Vest-Agder, Norway by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Kristiansand

Kristiansand in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 116
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kristiansand in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 116
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kristiansand in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -3 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 160 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Kristiansand, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Kristiansand


When flying to Kristiansand, you’ll arrive at Kristiansand Kjevik (KRS), which is located 8 km from the city centre


The train station in Kristiansand is called Kristiansand, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kristiansand is to pick up a car rental from Oslo, which is about 252 km from Kristiansand. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Sixt, among others, in Oslo.


You can travel by bus to Kristiansand using Vy Bus or Bus. From Sandvika, the bus ride to Kristiansand takes 398 km and will cost you around C$ 98. From Oslo, the ticket costs about C$ 98 for a journey of 415 km. Kristiansand’s bus station is located 5 km from the downtown.

Airports near Kristiansand

Airlines serving Kristiansand

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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,063 reviews)
Air France
Good (829 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (401 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,010 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (754 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (589 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
Thai Airways
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Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in Kristiansand

Average rates range from around C$ 151 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 465 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kristiansand

Most booked hotels in Kristiansand

Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 154+
Thon Partner Hotel Parken
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 152+
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 164+
Clarion Hotel Ernst
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 166+
Scandic Sørlandet
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 155+

Renting a car in Kristiansand

Expect to pay C$ 2.96 per litre in Kristiansand (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 35.41 and C$ 47.21. The most frequently booked car type in Kristiansand is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact Car or similar) are, on average, 54% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.