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#1 of 69 things to do in Kristiansand Features Animals
Dyreparkveien 1, Kristiansand 4636, Norway
+47 970 59 700
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A lovely setting and accessible animals

Most of the enclosures are quite large and house only a few of each species. Only saw one tiger... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Camberwell, Australia
via mobile
For kids, teens and adults

I live really close to Dyreparken, but this is most definalty one of the best parts of Norway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Henriette Skjer... B
Southern Norway, Norway
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Kristiansand Dyrepark is the number one tourist attraction in Norway, attracting close to 1 million visitors each year. It consists of more than 150 different animal species, entertainment, shows, amusement park as well as a seperate water park called Badelandet.
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“all ages” (22 reviews)
Dyreparkveien 1, Kristiansand 4636, Norway
+47 970 59 700
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most of the enclosures are quite large and house only a few of each species. Only saw one tiger but lots of chimpanzees. The flamingo enclosure was a surprise leading into the bird cage which led into the apes which led into the creepy crawlies....More

Thank Gingermegs55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live really close to Dyreparken, but this is most definalty one of the best parts of Norway. Being a teen I can tell you if this is something for the teens or not, and the answer is absolutely! Yes, Dyreparken is not just for...More

1  Thank Henriette Skjer... B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to go, if you love animals. If you bring your kids there is plenty of stuff to do, and see. If you have a ticket voucher instead of tickets, be sure to go in the line in the Costumer Service line, as...More

Thank buckeyemilton
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Been here only once but the park indulges you as there are no visible boundaries and makes the walk unforgettable. I bet all the animals feel at home and how can i miss to talk about the Pirate ride, a very fun loving crew and...More

1  Thank sinsinwar
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Wonderful experience: you walk on paths in the forest and cross the (huge) spaces at animals' disposal. The zoo is located outside Kristiansand, it is reachable by bus, it also has an hotel at its entrance, built and equipped like a "Noah's Arc". Kids get...More

Thank seaview55
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The park is very pleasant and if you are lucky enough to get good weather (like I did ;) ) you'll have a great time. Although the park is for adults and children, 60% of the park is dedicated for the children. There are specific...More

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1  Thank Karnac2000
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Kids can drive radio boat with each other and build you own boat (with a cost) and at café with good fish soup.

Thank edvardsen2016
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A lot of exotic animals and a lot to see for a family! Loved my stay at Dyreparken, and my son loved it even more. Very friendly for children. A bit pricey, but all theme parks are - aren't they? What really impressed me is...More

Thank Anders S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

You can see and learn about animals you only see on television. There is also a fantastic place called Captain Sabertooths world. this is also a fantastic show late evening in the summer. Both a bit scary, and funny. Absolutely a place for the whole...More

1  Thank Leif T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The best zoo ... many nice and funny animals, many activities. And then do not forget the whole world Captain Sabeltand and his world. Huge water park and its own small town, Cardamom Town .. and lots more ...

1  Thank Svein H
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how do you get from the cruise port to the park with public transportation. Also, would a taxi be too expensive?
12 February 2015|
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Response from Hautom | Reviewed this property |
Hi The main taxi stand and busterminal is about 10 minuts from, cruise port, so that should be a breeze. A taxi would probably cost around 250 NOK. It´s about 15 minutes with taxi, depending on the traffic. You can also... More