Bystranda Beach


Kristiansand's petite town beach.

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Nearby Kristiansand attractions

1. Christiansholm Fortress

0.18 MILES

Strandpromenaden's hulking centrepiece is the distinctive Christiansholm Fortress. Built by royal decree between 1662 and 1672 to keep watch over the…

3. Posebyen

0.44 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…

5. Kristiansand Cathedral

0.46 MILES

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

6. Kristiansand Kunsthall

0.47 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…

7. Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

0.49 MILES

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