|KRISTIANSAND - ØYSLEBØ - MANDAL
How to get there:
On the railway, bus or express boat from Oslo. Ferries also arrive in Kristiansand from Denmark and the Netherlands.
Varies between the outermost archipelago, with islets and skerries around Mandal to gently-rolling inland terrain with hills, lakes and rivers near Øyslebø. The forests are rich in wildlife and there should be a good chance of seeing The King of the Forest,
the elk, in its natural habitat. The Mandalselva or Marna rivers are
refreshing companions between Øyslebø and Mandal. The coast between
Mandal and Kristiansand is well sheltered by islets and skerries which
reduce the impact of the ocean.
There are 19 sea bird reserves, to which access is
prohibited between 15 April and 15 July, but in spite of this, there is
still a wealth of exciting areas that you can visit, such as Skjernøy -
Ryvingen and Ny Hellesund. There is teeming bird life all along the
coast. The largest colonies of sea birds have around 5.000 mating pairs
and there is also extremely varied coastal flora. Around Ny Hellesund there is good fishing from both shore and boat.
Kristiansand is an environmental cycling town with more than 70 km of cycle paths! There are also more traditional cultural attractions, such as Zoo,
handicrafts, galleries and museums. Kristiansand is an interesting
renaissance town originally built up from 54 squares by Christian IV in
1641. As there are bathing beaches in Kristiansand itself, your cycle
tour can easily be rounded off in a refreshing manner.
(better map are coming)
Mandal, the old knitwear factory, Sjølingstad Uldvarefabrik, is a
living reminder of early industrial buildings. The town museum in
Mandal is beautifully located in an old wooden building and tells about
life along the Agder coast on both shore and the sea. The stretch from
Kristiansand to Øyslebø is characterised by various types of
agricultur, and sivilcultural activities.
Recommended type of bike:
Suitable for all types of bikes with three or more gears. The variation in height is around 200 metres.
In youth hostels or hotels or camping in either Kristiansand or Mandal.
Approximately 120 km
(Kristiansand - Øyslebø - Mandal - Kristiansand)
Tourist Information Offices in
Kristiansand +47 38 12 13 14
Mandal +47 38 27 83 OO