Vest-Agder is the southernmost region of Norway. Tourist traffic is concentrated here mainly along the skerly coast, where there are holiday resorts and beaches.
The district is a great place for enthusiasts of active tourism. In summer, you can go sailing, kayaking, fishing, diving or use the network of hiking or biking trails. In winter cross-country skiing is very popular.
The main city of the region is Kristiansand founded in the 17th century by Danish King Christian IV. His name was given to the powerful Christiansholm fortress, which is today the main monument of the city. You can also see here some interesting museums, including a cannon museum, steam railway and an open-air museum presenting rural buildings from the surrounding area.
Along the coast there is a series of small villages with wooden buildings, which are local centers for summer recreation. They include Arendal, Lellesand, Risor known for white houses and Mandal, considered the southernmost point of Norway. The coast here is dotted with small rocky islets - skerries, with beaches and houses.