Hotels in Kristiansand


Calling all outdoor lovers! Beautiful Kristiansand is the perfect destination for a short trip with its wonderful nature and vibrant city life. Lying in the heart of the city close to cultural attractions, great shopping and delicious fish restaurants is the exclusive Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel. Let the expert staff there help you plan sea cruises, fishing trips and hiking like you’ve never experienced before!

Kristiansand is the capital of the South, and while this is evident in many aspects of the city, it is also an intimate and cosy place to be. Kristiansand has almost 85,000 inhabitants and offers excellent and varied job opportunities, a rich cultural life and some of the country's most attractive, suburban recreational possibilities. Kristiansand is the epitome of the gentle South. The people are lovely, friendly and helpful and all visitors are given a hearty welcome to their city. Here most things are within walking distance. Book into the Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel and you will be staying right in the heart of the city.

Kristiansand and the surrounding area is aptly referred to as the festival region. The city is home to all manner of music festivals, short film festivals, children's festivals and puppet theatre festivals. It was recently voted the best cultural city in Norway due to its strategic work in developing such an broad spectrum of cultural activities. The new concert and theatre house, Kilden, opened in 2012 and audiences have since been flocking to its concerts and other performances. Kilden offers all aspects of culture, such as pop, rock and stand-up in addition to theatre, classical music and opera.

Dyrepark is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway, with more than 600,000 visitors a year. The park has animals from all over the world, as well as numerous other activities for adults and children.

Kristiansand is a multicultural and open city with as many as 135 nations being represented. The increasing demand for labour has led to a rise in immigration and several major companies both from Norway and abroad have offices here. Outdoor clothing manufacturer Stormberg has its head office here, as does Hennig Olsen Is. The company started in the back room of a kiosk in 1924. Sven Hennig-Olsen had brought recipes and ice cream making equipment back from Chicago. The son led the company from a business in the basement to become one of Scandinavia's leading ice cream manufacturers and Paal Hennig-Olsen, third generation ice cream manufacturer, now heads one of Norway's few surviving privately owned companies in the food industry. The company currently has approx. 250 FTEs.

Kristiansand has plenty to offer and even if the city is predominantly a summer city, there is also plenty to do there in the winter. Winter in Kristiansand has its own charm and may surprise you with activities you didn't expect to find here. Visit Kristiansand and get a nice surprise!

Hotels in Kristiansand

  • Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand
    Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand


    Embark on a pleasurable holiday or business trip to charming Kristiansand. The largest hotel in southern Norway, the Radisson Blu provides superior accommodation close to the North Sea. Free high-speed, wireless Internet is standard in all 205 rooms and suites, and on-site dining simplifies travel. Take advantage of our 18 versatile meeting rooms to host memorable events in a scenic locale.

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