The most popular sport in Kristiansand is of course football and Start is their biggest and best team. It competes in the National league. There are many playing fields in and around Kristiansand - so it is easy to find somewhere to practise. There are also indoor football clubs and the most popular place to practise is Spicheren Treningssenter near the centre of town.
There are a range of other sports the people of Kristiansand partake in. One unusual sport (as far as foreigners are concerned) is when the locals practise cross country skiing on the side of the road with special skis on wheels. Not sure what they are called, but it is a very popular past time during the summer months for the dedicated skiers.
Kristiansand Krusaders Rugby Club
Sørlandets første Rugby League Klubb
Åpent for alle, kom på en trening og se hva sporten går ut på!
The draw for season 2013 is out so looking for many people to come on our journey!
Odderrøya Hallen every sunday starting at 1pm.
Friday at 17:30 until Friday at 19:30
Kristiansand handball Club (KIF)
The club was formed during the Second World War and is in the 1st Division today.
Basketball in Kristiansand
Basketball is not a very popular sport in kristiansand but there is a major team playing in the national division called the Kristiansand Pirates. www.kb.no Their website is currently not online. The best indoor basketball court to practise on is located at the Spicheren Treningssenter.
Box 363, 4664 Kristiansand, Norway
Tel: +47 41 66 66 51
Email - email@example.com
Tennis in Kristiansand
The weather plays a big part in the tennis culture in Kristiansand. There are free outdoor courts here and there but usually not in very good condition. The Kristiansand Tennis Club (KTK) started in 1888 and currently has 200 members. Their details are -
The Kristiansand Golf Course is a 9 hole course of good quality in broken country with good greens. Summer guests are strongly recommended to pay a visit to this coastal sea-way with historical roots far back into time as a means of communication for dwellers on the coast.
Address: Dvergsnesveien 125 - 4638 Kristiansand - Tlf.
+47 38 14 85 60
Directions: Approximately 1 km east on E 18 from the Varoddbridge. Take RV 401 towards Høvåg. After a few 100 metres take a right towards Dvergnes, follow the sign «Golfbane». Scenery and environment in abundance. Kristiansand Zoo is Norway´s most frequently visited attraction.
Bjaavann Golfklubb wishes all visitors welcome to play
our fabulous Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course.
We are situated only 6 km from Kristiansand airport (KRS) and 15 km from downtown Kristiansand.
The 18 hole/par 71 course was opened June 2006 and is landscaped around the idyllic Bjaavann lake. From the clubhouse you can overlook 14 of the holes and water is in play at almost all the holes.
Upon reviewing the construction progress, Robert Trent Jones Jr. stated:
"The good people of the Bjaavann Golfklubb have truly provided us with a wonderful canvas to create golf art. This extraordinary site embodies all the many beautiful characteristics with that Norway is blessed. It is our job to merely discover and unveil a great golf experience while respecting Mother Nature."
While the golf course embraces the natural gifts of the site, such as rock outcroppings, beautiful stands of mature trees, meandering rivers and the fjord-like lake, it is the excitement and challenges (and unfortunately sometimes the frustration) the golfer encounters throughout this lovely journey that truly creates lasting memories for all those lucky enough to play the course.
No wonder only one other course in Norway is rated higher according to the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses.
The course has a nice clubhouse with restaurant and ProShop, driving range and putting & chipping green. Buggies are available with priority for impaired players (at subsidized price). Golf clubs and trolleys are available for rent.
Kristiansand enjoys a mild costal climate and the course is open most of the year. During the summer months we have lots of light and golfing at late night (until 23:00) is possible.
Address: Østre Ålefjærvei 195, Kristiansand. Telephone: +47 38 11 84 11: Web: www.bjaavanngk.no
About 10 km to the east of Kristiansand, on E18, the main road to Oslo, take the exit onto R41 towards Kjevik (towards the airport). Stay on R41 past the airport. Make a sharp left hand turn onto R453 at the exit marked Vennesla/Ålefjær and Bjaavann. After about 4 km make a right hand turn at the sign Bjaavann and our green logo.
If you are using GPS the address is Østre Ålefjærvei 195, Kristiansand and coordinates are: N 58.14.800, E 08.03.100 www.bjaavanngk.no
Horse Riding in Kristiansand
Horse riding is a very popular past time in Kristiansand as there are many farms and lots of space. You will often see people riding horses on the side of the road in and around Kristiansand. There is also a horse racing track located near the Sorlandsparken Shopping Centre.
Gyms in Kristiansand
There are 9 gyms in Kristiansand.
Swimming in Kristiansand
There is a large indoor swimming pool in Kristiansand.
Fencing in Kristiansand
There is a fencing club that is currently being established in Kristiansand. You can visit their website for more information. www.krsfencing.com