A lively town in the southernmost part of Norway
The zoo and the amusement park
The Kilden Performing Arts Centre

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In Kristiansand the MSC cruise of Northern Europe touches the southernmost part of Norway, the region of Sørlandet, where thousands of islands and rocks dot the coast along the Skagerrak straits.
As you step ashore from the ship you find yourself in a lively town offering plenty of opportunities and attractions, such as the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, a striking building for its bold architecture, that hosts exhibitions and concerts all year round. The zoo and the Kristiansand amusement park (12 km from the town) are also an experience for the whole family.

There are museums like the Vest-Agder that gives the visitor insight into the local culture and history with impressive models of the town with its most representative buildings. The nature museum with its botanical gardens instead hosts the largest collection of cactus plants in Norway.

The Sørlandet museum of art hosts a permanent collection of Norwegian art while the imposing canons museum hosts the second largest cannon in the world and a rich collection of military exhibits. If instead you wish to immerse yourself in Kristiansand’s everyday life, visit the fish market, here you can find restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest fish, while there’s a bustling of boats coming and going. Try an experience into the past with a ride on the steam engine train.

You can get to the village of Vennes and then get a ticket for the Setesdal railway, which has since the 19th century connected Kristiansand and the other coastal towns to the once remote region of Setesdal. You should not miss an excursion to the delightful town of Lillesand, known as the jewel of the Sørlandet, with picturesque fishermen’s houses that have been turned into holiday homes in an environment of rare charm with the colourful port and ever-present Norwegian nature.




    ノルウェーで過ごす夢のような休暇。 ノルウェーを象徴する大自然の造形美、フィヨルドを巡る夢の旅へ。


    MSCクルーズの北欧クルーズでは、また、オーロラが織りなす感動的な自然美を鑑賞。夏季には、北極圏ならではの神秘的な白夜を体験します。 ノルウェーでは、2つの古代文明、ヴァイキングサーミの足跡をたどるのも、旅の醍醐味のひとつ。ヴァイキングは単なる海賊や戦い好きの部族ではありませんでした。彼らは商人、探検家かつ植民地開拓者であり、11世紀まで300年以上にわたりスカンジナビア半島と北大西洋地域を統治していました。一方、サーミの人々はこの地方の先住民族で、カラフルな民族衣装(コルト)を身にまとい、大規模なトナカイの遊牧を行いながら、1万年以上にわたり北欧の奥地で生活を営んできました。

    旅の間は、トロル(トロール)にご注意! 北欧クルーズでは、このノルウェーの伝承に登場する妖精にちなんで名付けられた場所をいくつも訪問します: トロルヘイム(トロルの家)山地、トロルスティーゲン(「トロルのはしご」という意味の美しい山岳道路)、トロルヘッタン(トロルのボンネット)、トロールヴェゲン(トロルの壁)など。