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Willow weaving and wine in Søgne
Get ready for a mesmerizing glimpse of genuine artisanship! In the small village of Søgne, nestled between a river and the sea, a creative couple created a fairy-tale homestead with Norwegian wild sheep and a vineyard to boot. Take in the views of the sheep farm, the river, and the wine ranks before an introduction to the growing of willow trees and willow weaving.
GREEN CITY WALK
Sustainable urban projects
Kristiansand boasts of several environmental initiatives, involving industry as well as individual participation. Starting from the pier, your guide will introduce you to renewable energy, the cleaning up of our harbour, and the effort to make Kristiansand port one of the most environmentally friendly in Europe. The tour includes a visit to the recreation island of Odderøya, home to art studios, culture entrepreneurs and the Green Centre
MEET A LOCAL CHARITY
A look at social work in the city
Embark on an alternative city walk and get to know the Church City Mission, an inclusive, non-profit organization. A social integration project, through work practices and workshops. The tour includes a break to taste the best waffles in town at one of their cosy and stylish cafés, surrounded by redesigned furniture and artisan products made by the rehabilitation aftercare program participants.
ART AND SOUL
Nupen artist trail
A tour to some of the beautiful and monumental works of renowned Norwegian artist Kjell Nupen. He created his art using materials such as clay, paint, stone and glass, and became famous for his characteristic blue colour. Before his death in 2014, he was the mentor of art-loving Queen Sonja of Norway. On the Nupen trail you visit: the Ansgar Chapel, Søm Church, and Nupens signature works; a huge blue vase displayed at the park by the harbour.