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Kristiansand Travel Guide, Norway

Kristiansand Travel Guide – Geographical Characteristics

Kristiansand is the capital of the county of Vest-Adger and it is known as the geographical region of South Norway. The South of Norway’s coast Skagerrak is split between Vest-Adger and Aust-Adger. In this context Kristiansand is the 6th largest city in Norway with a population of 79.000 which coincides with the urban area of Kristiansand, this one being the 8th largest in the country.

It has a milder climate than the rest of Norway, with brightly sunny summers and snowy winters with wind coming from the coastal area. The river Otra that runs through the city as well as other rivers that are close to it assure a good fishing business for the city and the Fish Market in Hamresanden Beach is very popular among the locals and their geographical neighbors.

Kristiansand Travel Guide – Transport and Economy

This Kristiansand travel guide will tell you just about everything you need to know about getting in the city. You can do it either by plane or by boat, with the Kjevik airport located just 10 kilometers away from the city centre. There are three daily flights to Oslo provided by the Norwegian low cost company, as well as two flights a day to Amsterdam from the Dutch KLM and the SAS Norge offers six flights to Bergen and three to Stavanger every day, as well as one weekly flight to Alicante, Spain. Trains and motorways assure very good connections to all the major cities in Norway and the ferry company Color Line operates ferries to Denmark two times a day. The shipbuilding and repair facilities that are offered in Kristiansand provide large support for Norway’s North Sea oil industry and also assure the welfare of the city.

Kristiansand Travel Guide – Universities and Students

As you will find from this and most Kristiansand travel guides, the city has a fairly large importance as a University centre, as the University of Adger’s main campus is located in the city. The entire University has about 8.000 students, which is quite a large number compared to the population of the country. This University offers programs from business to mathematics and fine arts, while Kristiansand is also home to a Norwegian School of Management campus and to the Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication. Despite all these facts, the city is below the national average of higher education among teenagers.

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