Kristiansand is Norways most sunniest southerly city and cruise port. Beaches, superb scenery, rich history and a range of attractions, all make this city a popular and also with the Norwegians. Cruises to Kristiansand bring visitors into a renaissance city founded in 1641, with the history laid out in one of Norways largest open-air museums - Vest Agder. It is also apparent in the 17th century Christiansholm Fortress and the rows of attractive old wooden houses in the city centre. After visiting Kristiansand, your cruise tour will take you just outside the city to explore the 960-year-old Oddernes Church and the Kristiansand Cannon Museum, with the world's second largest gun. Other tours take in a recreated Bronze Age settlement with its own fertility maze and the Setesdalsbanen Vintage Steam Railway.