Monday, 1 June 2015

Tall ship races Kristiansand

The Tall Ships Races is one of the biggest events in Kristiansand with over 80 of the worlds fully rigged and operating sailing ships sailing from 20 different countries.

Tall Ships Races Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder
They will arrive in Kristiansand on the 25th of July and stay until the 28th of July 2015. 

It is a spectacular scene with these magnificent ships parked in formation at the docks of Kristiansand with crew members from many different countries. They all wear their individual sailing uniforms making for a colourful scene and have a parade down the main street of Kristiansand during the festival.

Tall Ship Race parade Photo: Morten Teinum©Visit Sørlandet 
Enjoy the atmosphere at the docks with music, food, fun and games. You can board the ships and get a tour from their ship mates who are always up for a picture.

Norway's very own HRH Crown Princess Metter Marit is also the patron of the event as she grew up in the Kristiansand area.

The event is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors so the entire city is buzzing with excitement. 

Tall Ships Races Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder
Take a walk to fiskebrygga around the corner and relax watching the locals in their boats drive by, or sample one of the regions most famous delicatecies - their warm fish cakes. 

Fiskebrygga Kristiansand Photo: Adam Read
Personally, I really enjoy the "pirate burger" - the kids do too.
Tall Ships Races Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder
Take a stroll around the city and visit Southern Norway's largest cathedral - the Kristiansand Domkirke, eat at many of the restaurants or have a wine at one of the bars. If you are with the kids, take a walk up to Ravnedalen park and watch the swans and have a burger at the famous Cafe Generalen.

There is so much to do in Kristiansand, that you just have to experience it yourself!

Kristiansand has direct flights from Amsterdam and Copenhagen with many connecting domestic flights. There is a train station in Kristiansand and a bus network.

Enjoy the Tall Ship Races in Kristiansand and check out this page from the Tall Ship Races to see the magnificent ships that will be there. You can also find out 

Adam Read - Visit Sørlandet

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