Silversea Luxury Cruises To Kristiansand

Kristiansand

The summer getaway of choice for Norwegians, Kristiansand basks in summer’s glow and lays down a charming welcome mat for visitors from Scandinavia and beyond. While it radiates a summery, old-time holiday charm Kristiansand is certainly no sleepy fishing village, and Norway’s fifth-largest city is a modern, green and culturally-rich city to explore. Posebyen Old Town is a delightful clutch of floral-shaded timber houses, glowing with splashes of pink blossom and carefully cultivated floral displays. View more

Take a gentle stroll, smelling the hints of creamy white paints on the breeze, as fresh layers are ladled on by the locals, keeping the area spick and span. Kristiansand is a city fuelled by culture, and a packed schedule of open-air festivals means there’s always something to celebrate or a show to see. The spectacular waterfront Kilden Performing Arts Centre is the city’s new crown jewel – settle into your seat in this beautifully designed, golden wedge of a structure, and feel the swell of the resident orchestra reaching a stirring climax. With delicious seafood food, and plenty of shopping to boot, you’ll be in no hurry to leave - but Kristiansand is a fantastic jumping-off point for unravelling Southern Norway scenic coastline of quiet fishing villages and scattered skerries. Sparkling waters, forested hills and the freshest air awaits as you jump aboard local ferries meandering up and down the Norwegian Riviera, navigating out to city beaches, quiet islands and scenic fjords. Relax in a boat of your own, haul huge salmon from the depths of the waters, or settle back to soak up the Norwegian sun on the beach – there’s always something new and invigorating to enjoy in Norway’s favourite outdoor playground.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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STOCKHOLM To REYKJAVIK
  • Departure
    Jun 13 2020
  • Duration
    16 Days
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    Silver Wind
From US$ 8,910
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REYKJAVIK To LONDON (Greenwich)
  • Departure
    Jun 18 2020
  • Duration
    15 Days
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    Silver Whisper
From US$ 9,720
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OSLO To REYKJAVIK
  • Departure
    Jun 21 2020
  • Duration
    8 Days
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    Silver Wind
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COPENHAGEN To STOCKHOLM
  • Departure
    Aug 10 2020
  • Duration
    17 Days
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COPENHAGEN To COPENHAGEN
  • Departure
    Aug 10 2020
  • Duration
    10 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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SOUTHAMPTON To COPENHAGEN
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    Jun 10 2021
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    12 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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COPENHAGEN To COPENHAGEN
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    Jul 30 2021
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    Silver Spirit
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COPENHAGEN To SOUTHAMPTON
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    Aug 23 2021
  • Duration
    11 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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Excursions in Kristiansand

Coastal Kristiansand

Experience the scenic beauty of Southern Norway during this picturesque sightseeing excursion along the coast.

Kristiansand Coastal Cruise

Board a real schooner for a relaxing day cruising along the archipelago of Kristiansand. Cruise along Norway's favorite holiday coast, past beautiful holiday properties, often old restored coastal dwellings and small holdings, charming and traditionally painted white, close to the sea.

Enjoy refreshments served on deck of the schooner while you slowly cruise the archipelago. Sail out of the Byfjord and past Dvergsøya, where the Norwegian Crown Prince, Håkon, has his summer residence. Continue past Herøya, a farming settlement established in the 1670's towards Blindleia, an area characterized by calm waters located in a warm and friendly landscape.

Inside the Blindleia we will sail past Stokken, home burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Age. The voyage continues on to Tømmerstø, with its well preserved, architecturally distinctive, buildings. Conclude your sailing journey and return back to the port.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and there are steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary.

Kristiansand & Surroundings

Discover the scenic beauty, charm and landmarks of historic Kristiansand during this half-day sightseeing excursion.


Christiansholm Fortress and Kristiansand

Depart the pier for the short orientation drive past the Christiansholm Fortress, built in 1672, and through Kristiansand City. Upon entering, observe the rectangular pattern of streets between the harbour on two sides, and the Otra River on the third. Pass by many delightful old houses, typical of southern Norway, then cross the Otra River and pass by the 950-year-old Oddernes Church.


Vest-Agder Open-Air Museum and Søgne Village

Your first stop is at the Vest-Agder Open-Air Museum, one of many open-air museums in Norway. During your visit, see a reconstructed city street where old buildings have been dismantled and rebuilt at the museum, as well as old farmhouses from the Setesdal Valley. Leaving the museum, proceed to the village of Søgne. Here, farms are situated in close proximity to breath-taking views of the sea and surrounding small islands. An exterior photo stop is made at the rose-painted old church of Søgne; famous Norwegian poet and

playwrighter Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was married here in the 19th century.


Høllen Village and Vågsbygd

Leaving Søgne, re-board your coach and follow the winding coastal road back towards Kristiansand, passing small fishing villages and holiday homes en route. Your final stop is in the village of Høllen. Following a guided stroll through the village, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier via suburban Vågsbygd.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.74 miles (1.2 kilometres), at times over uneven ground, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Kristiansand by Segway

Explore Kristiansand in a unique new way during this fun-filled, picturesque excursion through the city via Segway.


Kristiansand

Depart the pier for the short walk to your awaiting Segway. After receiving your safety and riding instructions, don your safety gear and take a practice ride on the pier before beginning your guided Segway excursion through Kristiansand.


Otterdal Park, Christiansholm Fortress and Posebyen

Ride along the seaside promenade and through Otterdal Park, then pass by Kristiansand Harbour and the Christiansholm Fortress. From here, head towards the city beach with its aquarium and along the Otra River, then continue to the historic city centre in Posebyen with its old wooden houses.


Cathedral, Main Square and Fish Market

Next, ride past the Cathedral and Main Square, then proceed along the pedestrian street and down to the Fish Market. Your Segway tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and a minimal amount of walking for approximately 219 yards (200 metres), at times over cobblestone surfaces and inclines. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 16 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Lillesand Old Charm

Experience the splendid, Old World beauty and charm of Lillesand during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Kristiansand City Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour sightseeing drive to Lillesand. En route, drive past the old Christiansholm Fortress, built in 1672, and through Kristiansand City. Upon entering, observe the rectangular pattern of streets between the harbour on two sides, and the Otra River on the third. Pass by many delightful old houses, typical of southern Norway, then cross the Otra River and pass by the 950-year-old Oddernes Church.


Lillesand

Lillesand is perhaps the most beautiful little town in the region. Many of the typical white-painted houses here date from the 18th and 19th century, when Lillesand was bustling with maritime activity. At one point, the ship owners in Lillesand owned 87 ships and several shipyards. The town is blessed with a good sheltered harbour, and was an important port for the shipping of timber.


Hotel Norge

Upon arrival in Lillesand, proceed for a refreshment stop at the old and fashionable Hotel Norge, situated at the pier. Afterward, some free time is made available for independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 35-minute drive back to the pier via the coastal road.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Lillesand is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.