Coliving in Kristiansand feels like you’re walking in a sunny, bright afternoon every single day, passing along charming wooden houses and eccentric shops on every corner.
As compared to other Norway destinations, wherein you don’t need to choose between winter or summer to visit, Kristiansand is known for being Norway’s ultimate summer destination.
Take in the multiple art destinations and museums around the city. From a museum that dates back to the Second World War to the street art and wall paintings found all over the town to the striking music and performing arts hall, you’re bound to find culture-filled spots!
And instead of fjords and lush forests, this city features white beaches and waterparks. In fact, if you love festivals, the city holds weekly concerts for free. They also hold the annual Palmesus, one of Norway’s biggest annual beach parties.
But as much as they can party hard, Kristiansand is mostly known for taking things slow and enjoying life as it happens. Head over to the Fiskebrygga Harbour after a day of hustling in your coworking space and cool down with ice cream, form connections with friendly locals, chomp on fresh shrimps or just simply take in the sunny afternoon.
Fun facts about Kristiansand:
- The city used to be known as Christianssand until 1877
- Kristiansand is the 5th largest city in Norway
- Summer is when tourists mostly flock the city
- Kristiansand houses Norway’s largest zoo called the Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
- The city hosts a free concert every week during the summer
- The largest mall in Norway can also be found just right outside the city
- Kristiansand is a very family-friendly city. In fact, it’s even declared as the “children’s city” as they turned family entertainment into an art form
If you’re a digital nomad who dreams of coliving in a charming town for the next few weeks or months, Kristiansand is the place to go to. It’s a city filled with beaches, arts, and culture—the perfect combination if you’re a location-independent worker who constantly dreams of slow, relaxing afternoons.