Kristiansand is a city, municipality and the county capital of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway. Kristiansand is the fifth largest city in Norway and the municipality is the sixth largest in Norway. Kristiansand is connected with four main roads: European Route E18 from Oslo, Aust-Agder and covers the eastern part of Kristiansand; European route E39 from Stavanger, Flekkefjord and the coast towns and villages in Vest-Agder; Norwegian National Road 9 from Evje, Setesdal and Grim; and Norwegian National Road 41 from Telemark, northern Aust-Agder, Birkeland, Tveit and the airport Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik. Varodd Bridge is a large bridge and a part of E18, which stretches over Topdalsfjorden.
Tourism is important in Kristiansand, and the summer season is the most popular for tourists. Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement park is the largest zoo in Norway. It receives over 900,000 visitors every year. Markens Street is the main pedestrian street in downtown Kristiansand. Bystranda is a city beach located in Kvadraturen; in addition, Hamresanden beach is the longest beach in Kristiansand.
Other place to visit for tourism is Kristiansand Cathedral. The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Agder and Telemark in the Church of Norway. It is a Neo-Gothic church completed in 1885 and designed by the architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer. It is the third cathedral built in the town of Kristiansand and one of the largest cathedrals in Norway.
Fiskebrygga is also recommended place to visit by tourists. Fiskebrygga (The Fish Wharf) is a former fish landing in Kristiansand, Norway, that has been redeveloped as a restaurant, shopping, and tourism destination. The Fish Market at Fiskebrygga is one of the city’s tourist attractions, selling all kinds of Norwegian fish and shellfish, some live. Kirkens Bymisjon (The Church of Norway’s City Mission) has its “Wharf Chapel”, café and bike repair shop “the pedal” on Fiskebrygga.