Free tour

Free Tour of Kristiansand: Local History

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Victor
Registered on May 13, 2023

An eccentric American and former Los Angeles tour guide who now lives in sunny scenic New York! I've always been a massive history enthusiast and love learning the local stories of the places I visit. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Local History of one of Norway's Southern-most cities. Founded officially in 1641, but with a history much older than this,

Kristiansand has been a strategically important city throughout Norwegian history. Whether it be a conflict with the Hanseatic league of Germany, Viking raiders, World War 2, and countless other historical events, Kristiansand has had a front-row seat to some of the most momentous events in Northern European History.
Come with me and learn some interesting local history, alongside the great sweeping historical events that rocked the region.
The tour should only take an hour and a half to two hours and will show the historic downtown, church, and 17th-century fortresses as well as the German bunkers from World War 2. 

I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

Please be prepared for rain and uphill walking!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Gyldenløves gate 9, 4611 Kristiansand...
    Gyldenløves gate 9, 4611 Kristiansand, Norway
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    Look for the American guy with the red umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Kristiansand domkirke

    Meeting point for the tour at Kristiansand's Neo Gothic 19th century Cathedral.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Markens gate

    Walk down the historic high street of Kristiansand and learn a bit about the local history and architecture. Including an oddly historic McDonald's.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Christiansholm Fortress

    An originally 17th century fortress that saw battle during the Napoleonic Wars.

  • 4
    Outside visit

    Fisherman's Wharf. A fishing platform and then tourist attraction originally from the 1930s.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vestre batteri Bunker

    The "Western Gun Battery" built by the Germans in WW2, part of four gun batteries built to halt a presumed Allied invasion during the war that never came.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sven 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Great tour guide with lots of interesting stories and historical details. One of the best tours we ever had. We had a great time, we highly recommend this tour with him.
Ruth 31 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Víctor fue fantástico en sus explicaciones y muy ameno. Su inglés americano es muy fácil de entender. Le deseamos mucha suerte. Fue un placer conocerle!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.