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  • Sørlandet, from Kristiansand to Fevik

    it is both the norwegian riviera and the norwegian bible-belt: summerhouse communities side by side with holy rollers in their campers. a limited list of faves.

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  • Kilden Teater- og Konserthus

    1

    Theater

    the building might be more impressive than what it actually contains. how norwegian! however, a café with a lovely view is nothing to complain about.

  • Tilstede mat og mer

    2

    Vegetarian / Vegan

    vegetarian restaurant and organic grocery. the menu looks promising, offering a nice change of routine from the usually drab sørlandet restaurant scene.

  • Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

    3

    Art Museum

    a relatively new foundation that supports regional artists. i don't know about its quality, but the south needs more art. also nearby is kristiansand kunsthall.

  • Camillo Bastrup

    4

    Coffee Shop

    people scream about the fact that they get their beans from tim wendelboe. i'm just grateful there's decent coffee to be had outside of oslo. cuba life = planB.

  • Sør Arena

    5

    Soccer

    START is not much of a team, though they helped developed costa rican christian bolaños into a star (he left them for fc copenhagen). that said, when in rome...

  • Brekkestø Brygge

    6

    Beach

    brekkestø is one of my favorite tiny seaside villages. we have our summerhouse here (about two miles out in the archipelago). grab an ice cream by the harbor.

  • Kaldvell

    7

    Trail

    this is more a stand-in for the hundreds and hundreds of lovely places where one can explore sørlandet by foot. so many wonderful views, so many fine hikes.

  • Brygga Grimstad

    8

    Harbor / Marina

    the best fish cakes in all of sørlandet can be found at the market on the pier. they're often sent by overnight shipping to various places around the world.

  • Apotekergaarden

    9

    Café

    if one maintains modest expectations, than one won't be disappointed. a fine place for a beer, but don't hold out for a grand dining experience.

  • Binabben

    10

    Scenic Lookout

    Easy hike to a lovely look-out over the harbor and city heights. Continue to the northeast down to the point towards Biodden, winding roads, clusters of homes.

  • Dømmesmoen

    11

    Garden

    A great place for an evening jog or, during winter hours, for cross-country skiing. Miles and miles of trails over hills and forests and along a sprawling lake.

  • Cafe Ibsen

    12

    Café

    a quaint alternative to apotekergården. again, modest expectations. limited hours. limited menu. sit upstairs.

  • Hesnes Gartneri

    13

    Farm

    A working farm with a café and bakery that offers farm to table fare in the truest sense of the word.

  • Fjæreheia

    14

    Concert Hall

    an impressive outdoor theater that's been cut of a rock quarry. they often put on ibsen productions, of varying quality. that said, it's a treat during summer.

  • Bjellandstrand gård

    15

    Restaurant

    Here too a working farm very close to the sea. Very impressive winterized greenhouse productions on site, with a lovely café on the premises. a fine outing.

  • Strand Hotel

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    Hotel

    once an opulent summer resort in fevik that for decades has been struggling to regain its footing. the sandy beach is a wonderful bathing spot. lovely views.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding