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Kristiansand Airport Mini Guide
Where are you Taking me?
Kristiansand is the fifth largest city in Norway and in the southernmost part of the country. The city is great for families with things to see and activities for all ages. There’s a fabulous zoo with great educational facilities, a quaint old town with traditional Norwegian houses and beautiful parks just to relax, play and picnic in. The Dyrepark theme park next to the zoo has sections dedicated to Norwegian superheroes and book characters and goes down a treat with younger members of the family.
How will we get There?
There are no direct flights from the UK
but connecting flights are available from Amsterdam
, all reached easily and cheaply by budget airlines from the UK.
What do we do When we Arrive at the Airport?
If you’ve not been there before and need help then the information desk is ready and willing to help. They can also summon help for those with restricted movement or impaired senses. If possible, let the airport know in advance of your journey for the best assistance. They’ll also advise on onward transport which includes a bus with several stops on the way to the city bus station including the university. Taxis are usually available outside arrivals and are a convenient, if expensive, way to get to your destination. Car hire is the best option with all the car hire desks in plain view after exiting customs. The journey into the city is fast and easy – just follow the signposts.
What can we do at the Airport on our Return?
Kristiansand is a modern airport with reasonable facilities for its size and there’s just enough to keep you occupied whilst waiting for your flight home. There’s a small duty free store selling spirits, tobacco, gifts including Norwegian products and perfumes. For some cash DnB NOR have cashpoints and an internet banking facility at the airport. There’s free Wi-Fi access across the airport so if you want to check emails, social networks or finalise some online business it’s easy and great value! There’s also a small snack bar/café/restaurant serving a limited range of food and drink items but certainly enough to keep hunger at bay.
- Squabbles between the airport and airlines using the airport mean that no decision has been made on the much needed expansion and upgrade of the airport. Proposals for a new terminal and for a longer runway are on ice until a decision has been accepted over the use of jetways for disembarking passengers. So for now you'll have to put up with inconvenience and outdated facilities.