vivid and scenic beach, park and promenade
About Bystranda Kristiansand
Bystranda is the public city beach of Kristiansand (link to Google Maps): People can play and relax here or take a walk up and down the promenade along the harbour. I remember Bystranda as a nearly perfect day's end location for relaxing after a long sunny and warm day. There was vivid life and activity of young and old people from the afternoon into the late evening; especially the volleyball fields were used intensivelly. I really liked the feeling of a warm summer evening combined with the spirit of this place.
Tip for a walk
The promenade along the harbours of Kristiansand is worth a walk. The little fortress Christiansholm is only a short distance away. Who walks a little longer comes to "Fish Market" which is a nice cafe and restaurant area. The Kristiansand concert house with its very modern architecture is a good point to turn around and walk back to Bystranda park.
Some impressions from this walk and the mentioned places.
Tip for passengers arriving with cruise ships at Kristiansand port: Start your walk at the concert house and walk along the promenade to Bystranda park. At the terrace of the hotel Scandic Bystranda you can take a rest with a scenic view and enjoy a drink.
By the way: The photo at the top was shot from the near hotel Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda. The sea view from my room 522 was very scenic. The hotel has a nice terrace area and direct access to the promenade. Whoever searches a modern city hotel with a very high relaxation value shall consider a stay here. It is also a good place to have a rest after or before taking the ferry from or to Hirtshals in Denmark.
Some of my impressions from the hotel:
(c) Author: Mark König, July 26 2018