This is the eighth post in the Cruise of Copenhagen and the Norwegian Fjords series. Other posts in this series include Restaurant Karla Copenhagen, Restaurant Relae, Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway, Bergen Norway, Alesund Norway, and Geirangerfjorden.
After spending a day at sea, we were finally heading to our last stop of the 8-day cruise. It has been exciting winding in and out of the fjords while exploring various towns. In some ways, we could already feel that the trip was winding down.
Our last day we stopped in Kristiansand, the fifth largest city in Norway and the largest one in Southern Norway. The city is known for its massive zoo, multiple music festivals, and outdoor leisure activities. It is a popular vacation spot, especially for families, and tourism is huge here.
The city is named after King Christian IV, who founded the city in 1641. The word “sand” refers to the sand beaches on which the city was built. Our ship dropped us off really, really early in the morning. It was so early, in fact, that we really felt like we were the only people in the city….