Baneheia & Ravnedalen


Baneheia and Ravnedalen, both north of the city centre, offer greenery and a network of lakeside hiking and skiing tracks for those keen to escape the city for a while. Both parks were created between 1870 and 1880 by Kristiansand's city chairman, General Oscar Wergeland. Over a total 30-year period, the planting of 150,000 coniferous trees transformed the area into a recreational green belt.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kristiansand attractions

2. Posebyen

0.96 MILES

The Kristiansand Posebyen takes in most of the 14 blocks at the northern end of the town's characteristic kvadraturen (square grid pattern of streets). It…

4. Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

0.97 MILES

This exceptional regional art museum focuses on both fine and craft-based practices, and the collection includes some particularly strong contemporary…

5. Kristiansand Cathedral

1.03 MILES

Built in 1884 in late Gothic style, the Kristiansand Cathedral, with seating for 1800 people, is Norway's third-largest church.

7. Kristiansand Kunsthall

1.06 MILES

Shows change seasonally, but are usually high-concept, challenging surveys well worth a browse. It's a stunning space, with a rare elevated town outlook…