Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Kristiansand to explore the area
Norway is a country renowned for its dramatic fjords, rugged coastlines, glittering glacial landscapes, and jagged mountain ranges. Here, the seaside resort city of Kristiansand delivers an alluring number of attractions to visitors, from its cluster of cultural wonders to is glamorous marina and beaches. An MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, Kristiansand’s old town, Posebyen, offers chocolate-box charm with its white-washed wooden houses and eclectic collection of shops, while its urban centre boasts a range of fine museums, restaurants, and street art.
Select an unforgettable tour from a list of MSC Cruises excursions including:
• The Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
• Sørlandet Museum
• Kilden Performing Arts Centre
If your cruise is a family affair, pay a visit to the Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park on an MSC Cruises excursion. Open since the 1960s, this sprawling 150 acre must-see boasts an impressive menagerie of animals.
For thrill-seekers, Captain Sabertooth World offers guests a dazzling array of attractions including a haunted house, a daily battle re-enactment, and plenty of eateries including a pirate themed grill and pizza restaurant. The affiliated water park features a number of slides, a beach, and a range of inviting swimming pools.
Sørlandet museum, in the heart of the city, exhibits local, national and international artists while also hosting workshops. Further afield, the imposing Cannon Museum boats a rich collection of military exhibits, all housed in a WWII fortress.
The architectural wonder Kilden Performing Arts Centre is home to Kilden Teater, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Sør. Widely considered southern Norway’s cultural hub, this iconic building delivers state-of-the-art acoustics and cutting-edge art.