Photo: Kristiansand Dyrepark

This day trip has suggestions for stops along the way, but you can also drive directly to Kristiansand and spend the whole day at Kristiansand Zoo (Dyreparken).

The trip starts going south from Vrådal along lake Nisser to Dølemo in Aust-Agder. Outside Dølemo we can suggest a visit to Hillestadgalleriet (art gallery).

From Dølemo continue to Evje in Setesdalen, where we recommend a visit at Mineralparken, an artificial mine with the country’s largest private collection of minerals from all over the world set into the walls.

(Alternative route to Evje via Hallbjønnsekken, Rotemo, Valle and Byglandsfjord. See maps and directions)

From Evje continue south to Kristiansand, the largest city in South Norway, where you can go shopping in Markensgade (main street). Outside the city is Kristiansand Zoo (Dyreparken), Norway’s most famous zoo with a lot of attractions.

Returning from Kristiansand we recommend another route, via Arendal and Fianesvingen, to Åmli and from there follow RV. 41 back to Vrådal.

Map and directions

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Mineralparken in Evje