Southern Norway Sights

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Agder naturmuseum og botaniske hage

  • Garden/Arboretum

The area's natural history from the Ice Age to the present is on display here, starting with the coast and moving on to the high mountains.

Christiansholm Festning

  • Military Site

This circular fortress with 16-foot-thick walls, on a promontory opposite Festningsgata, was completed in 1674. Its role has been much...

Dyreparken Kristiansand

  • Zoo/Aquarium

One of Norway's most popular attractions, Dyreparken Kristiansand is actually five separate parks, including a water park (bring bathing...

Kristiansand Kanonmuseum

  • Museum/Gallery

At the Kristiansand Kanonmuseum you can see the cannon that the occupying Germans rigged up during World War II. With a caliber of 15...

Norsk Oljemuseum

  • Museum/Gallery

Resembling a shiny offshore oil platform, the dynamic Norsk Oljemuseum is an absolute must-see. In 1969 oil was discovered off the coast...

Norwegian History Center

  • Museum Village

Avaldsnes, just outside of Haugesund, is the seat of Norway's first kings and thus considered the "birthplace of Norway," an important...

Oddernes kirke

  • Cemetery

The striking rune stone in the cemetery of Oddernes kirke says that Øyvind, godson of Saint Olav, built this church in 1040 on property...

Old Stavanger

  • Neighborhood/Street

The charm of the city's past is on view in Old Stavanger, northern Europe's largest and best-preserved wooden house settlement. The 150...


  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

A huge cube with a vertical drop of 2,000 feet, the Pulpit Rock is not a good destination if you suffer from vertigo—it has a heart-stopping...


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A favorite with hikers and strolling nannies, Ravnedalen is a lush park that's filled with flowers in springtime. Wear comfortable shoes...