Kristiansand

Green Walking Tour of Kristiansand

Excursion

Price from $62

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code

HRI-KRS2D,HRI-KRS12D

Duration

2 hours

Notes

Read practical information below

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  • Discover the sustainable sights of Kristiansund by foot

  • Learn about renewal energy, urban beekeeping and other sustainable initiatives

  • Pick up a unique souvenir at a locally run creative collective

Situated on the southern coast of Norway, the port city of Kristiansund is working towards becoming one of the most environmentally friendly in Europe. Your tour starts at the pier, where you’ll be introduced to renewable energy and learn more about the clean-up projects at the harbor. From here, you’ll cross the bridge to discover historic Odderøya Island, where former military barracks have been transformed into creative artist studios that run a variety of sustainable initiatives. 

As you stroll around, look out for the ceramic birdhouses nested high in the trees and the incredible Giant Crab sculpture, crafted from collected waste materials, perched atop the smart-food entrepreneur center. We’ll also explore some of the town’s green spaces: Nupen Fountain Park, home to a number of striking granite fountains erected by a local artist, and the city garden, where you’ll gain an insight into urban beekeeping at the Insect Hotel. 

The final stop is Kollektivet, a creative collective run by a community of 21 local designers. Guided by a zero-waste mantra, the shop is filled with everything from chic second-hand items to genuinely unique artisan crafts and design pieces.

Practical information 

  • Language: English 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No