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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.
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.
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
AT HOME WITH RAGIN
Visit wit a concert artist
Visit Ragin Wenk-Wolff, world-renowned performing artist, at her home in the beautiful southern part of Norway. After 28 years in New York, she has returned to her birthplace and continues to captivate audiences with her exceptionally expressive art form. Be captivated by the sound of her 1689 Stradivarius or her Liquid Violin in her very own living room. The journey continues towards the breath-taking South Cape of Norway and a visit to Lindesnes Fyr (Lighthouse).
MORAINE RIDING ON HORSE BACK
Explore Norway’s southernmost maritime national park on horseback. This is a real VIP tour, bringing you close to nature by the time-honoured means of horse riding. At the stable we help you familiarize with the friendly Icelandic horse, grooming and saddling it up before starting the tour. The ride takes you along the coastline of Tromøy Island on the outskirts of Arendal, where lush greenery meets the open sea.
South Cape of Norway
After 28 years in New York, Ragin Wenk-Wolff has returned to her birthplace in the beautiful southern part of Norway and continues to captivate her audience with her exceptionally expressive art form. Together with other local artists she opened a studio and art barn on her property only steps away from the sea. Here, artists express themselves on canvas, in photography, metal work and other media while Ragin and her friends have pop up performances.
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.