Southern Norway Sights


Dyreparken Kristiansand (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park)

Dyreparken Kristiansand (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park) Review

One of Norway's most popular attractions, Dyreparken Kristiansand is actually five separate parks, including a water park (bring bathing suits and towels); a forested park; an entertainment park; a theme park; and a zoo, which contains an enclosure for Scandinavian animals such as wolves, snow foxes, lynxes, and elks. The theme park, Kardemomme By (Cardamom Town), is named for a book by the Norwegian illustrator and writer Thorbjørn Egner. In the zoo, the "My Africa" exhibition allows you to move along a bridge observing native savanna animals such as giraffes and zebras. The park is 11 km (6 mi) east of town.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kardemomme By, 4609 | Map It
  • Phone: /97-05-97-00
  • Cost: NKr 399, includes admission to all parks and rides; discounts offered off-season, reduced fee for kids
  • Hours: June–Aug., daily 10–7; Sept.–May, weekdays 10–3, weekends 10–5
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  • Location: Kristiansand
Updated: 10-24-2012

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