Top 16 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kristiansand, Norway - Updated 2023


Kristiansand is a popular tourist destination in southern Norway. It is the largest city in the southern region and known for being the children’s city. When visiting the area, you will find plenty of things to do that the whole family will enjoy. The most visited family attraction is the Kristiansand Dyrepark, a zoo-cum-water park. You can take part in thrilling pirate adventures, see animals native to Norway and other parts of the globe, check out some of the shows, or just cool off on the water slides. You could also spend a day of fun in the sun at the City Beach. Cool off with a swim in the ocean, or check out the nearby water park, Aquarama, located at the beach. Alternatively, explore the area from the treetops at Hoyt & Lavt Climbing Park. You will receive expert training before hitting the rope courses suspended in the trees. They have eight color-coded courses, 122 obstacles and 23 ziplines for a day of fun and adventure. While in Kristiansand, be sure to stay at one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals.

1. Centrally located spacious apartment (from USD 161)

This large apartment located close to the city center and zoo makes for a pleasant retreat. You can spend time hiking on the nearby trails.

Regarding the amenities offered by the accommodation, you will find heating to keep you warm and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your favorite recipes. There is also a free washer in the unit.

You can stay in touch with your loved ones with free WiFi access and entertain yourself by watching TV. Additionally, the property features a lovely garden for a breather. It also offers free onsite parking for your convenience.

Condo in Kristiansand · ★5.0 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Agder, Norway
10 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

2. Elegant waterfront apartment with a rooftop terrace (from USD 203)

Ideally situated in the heart of the city, this sweet apartment is conveniently close to several grocery shops, quality restaurants, and markets. You can stroll along the beach nearby or enjoy swimming in the sea.

The accommodation contains all you need to stay comfortably. You will find cleaning products, a washer, and even a baby travel cot. The space is heated to keep you toasty and there is a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare culinary delights. The most pleasant aspect is the terrace where you can enjoy sipping wine while basking in the sunshine.

Rental unit in Kristiansand · ★4.84 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Agder, Norway
76 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice apartment with amazing rooftop terrace
anette´s place is great very clean and has everything you need
sparkling clean place with a fantastic roof terrace in the heart of kristiansand
anette is a nice host :)
excellent place and anette is a great host
she was also very helpful since the beginning available at all times whenever i had any questions
lovely host and lovely apartment very nicely located
annette was a great host and the communication was easy and quick
great location and parking garage close by
the apartment is in a perfect location within walking distance of nice bars and restaurants
very nice apartment with great location and everything one needs it was perfect for our family
i suggest a stay here for sure its located close to everything necessary
it has been a nice stay at a perfect location
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3. Gorgeous apartment with free parking (from USD 177)

Have a pleasant family vacation in this beautifully furnished apartment located a short stroll away from numerous convenience stores. It features a balcony that makes a pleasant spot to enjoy your morning cup of tea.

The apartment has facilities including heating, WiFi, and a hair dryer. You don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe as there is a full laundry facility available here. Moreover, you can prepare gastronomic delights in the well-stocked kitchen. The gym is a worthwhile addition if you’re a fitness enthusiast.

Rental unit in Kristiansand · ★4.90 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
60 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed for 2 nights in erlands apartment and had a lovely stay
very quiet at night for an undisturbed comfortable sleep
clean and cozy good communication with host :)
we had everything we needed very clean and really good service
the apartment was spacious and clean and very close to several different shops
erland was a friendly host and replied fast to all our questions
erlend was a great host and excellent communicator
erlend is a very pleasant host and very quick to respond in case any questions
erlend is a helpful generous host and a great communicator
erlend is a very nice and pleasant host who we can highly recommend
perfect apartment very nice location
great space and lovely location
very spacious stylish and clean apartment in a great location in a residential area near to the town centre
the apartment is very close to a bus stop a gym and several super markets
the apartment is great for a family and is within walking distance to your daily needs
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4. Large apartment with a garden (from USD 191)

Whether you’re traveling for work or a family holiday, this spacious apartment is ideally suited to all. Not only is it kid-friendly but also pet-friendly, so you’re welcome to bring your furry friends here. It is in a fantastic location, close to hiking trails and playgrounds.

The place offers a homey stay with a laundry facility and a fully functional kitchen. It provides radiant heating along with a wood-burning indoor fireplace to keep you cozy. For indoor entertainment, you can play video games or watch your favorite shows on the 55-inch HDTV. One of the most appealing features is the garden, where you can grill food and enjoy a meal by the firepit.

Condo in Kristiansand · ★4.85 · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
81 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
true airbnb treasure in kristiansand cozy and clean very well equipped
very clean and close to sentrum and dyraparken
you are really a super host
thank you for hosting us
we realy had a wonderful time in his apartment thanks host we will come back
nice apartment with perfect location nearby city centre
comfortable well equipped and good location loved the solarium
it was quiet and easy access to everything
definitely a place to go back to
nice place and host good location
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5. Contemporary basement apartment in a century-old house (from USD 84)

An ideal accommodation for a solo traveler or a couple, this cozy accommodation provides a pleasant stay for guests. You will find excellent dining options, shops, and swimming areas within a short distance. You can save money and eat healthily by whipping up something delicious in the well-appointed kitchen.

Enjoy alfresco dining in the backyard or barbecue smoky, juicy meats on the gas grill. You can stream movies and stay up-to-date with free internet access. With satellite TV available in the unit, you can keep up with the latest news.

Rental unit in Kristiansand · ★4.64 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
265 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed is also pretty comfortable
spacious bathroom and comfortable sofa bed
the couch/bed combi wasnt great but its a nice apartment apart from that
we had a lovely stay at the apartment
the bathroom is the highlight of the apartment it's very big and cozy
it was very clean and well equipted
clean place and everything you need is available
clean and nice apartment with separate entrance in the basement
the place is clean and quiet close to the centre
the appartment was clean and has good internet connection
nina is very nice helpful and quick to respond
nina is really good host the rent is well and confortable
friendly and clear communication
nice apartment close to port
nice located in a quiet neighborhood
great stay and close to the city center
the place is neat and located at walking distance to the city center
good location near to good scenic spots and near city
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6. Light and airy loft with a private backyard (from USD 139)

With large attic windows keeping it bright and breezy, you can enjoy a pleasant escape in this Nordic-style apartment. As it’s situated in a quiet neighborhood, you’ll have a good night’s sleep, whilst also being conveniently close to the city center. You can take advantage of the added perk of free onsite parking. Free WiFi access allows you to stream web series and keep up with social media. Additionally, you can enjoy a dedicated workspace that’s designed for digital nomads.

Loft in Kristiansand · ★4.89 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Agder, Norway
45 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
pernille is such a kind and attentive host and her apartment is sparkling clean and fun to stay in
very nice decorated cosy appartment 10 miniute walk to the city center
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7. Apartment on London, walking distance to everything.

This private room in the host’s apartment includes private bathroom with access to the common areas of the unit. The room has two double beds so this vacation rental is suitable for up to four guests. The apartment is centrally located and within walking distance of the city center and all of its attractions. The beach and Aquarama, the water park, are only a 10 minute walk away. You are also within walking distance of restaurants, bars and the shopping district.

40 kvm leilighet på Lund, gangavstand til alt.
 Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

8. Cozy cottage right by the river. (from USD 96)

This three-bedroom cottage is located 30 minutes from Kristiansand in Iveland. The cottage is ideal for families who want to stay in the country but be close to the action. It features a living area, a full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside is a nice deck with beautiful views and a gas BBQ. There is row boat available that you can use to spend a day on the water fishing or relaxing. No fishing license is required so enjoy catching your dinner and grilling it on the deck. Nearby are some lovely hiking trails to explore.

Cabin in Iveland · ★4.91 · 3 bedrooms · 1 bed · 1 bath
Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
447 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is perfectly located with great views over the fjord and the grounds of the main home
very clean and pretty place
the place was very clean and comfortable
the hytter is beautiful and clean
the cabin was amazing it was all clean and cozy
very comfortable and clean
friendly and accomdative host
line was a wonderful host
line is a great host
line is a great host
line is excellent host
very nice location and house
the location is so lovely and cute
an amazing location by a lake with a campfire
it is located at the edge her property at a beautiful location
beautiful location guest house and lake
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9. Attractive loft apartment by the Bystranda (from USD 55)

This stylish apartment is located by the newest and largest hotel, the Bystranda. The renovated unit includes a living room, a full kitchen, two bedrooms plus another bedroom-cum-office in the loft, and a bathroom. You have full access to the communal amenities including use of the rooftop terrace. Located by City Beach, you are within walking distance to Markensgate, Nupen Park, shops, restaurants, cafes and a fitness center.

Rental unit in Kristiansand · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
 Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

10. Kristiansand — Hånes

This private room in the host’s apartment is ideal for solo travelers. You get a private room with a shared bathroom, plus free access to the living room, kitchen and terrace. The apartment is a great base for exploring the city as the bus stop is just a short walk away. Also within walking distance are some great hiking trails, a Kiwi shop, park and a beach.

Kristiansand - Hånes
30 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

11. Mettis house, modern apartment with two rooms to rent

Two private bedrooms with a shared bathroom are located in the host’s apartment. You have free access to the living room, kitchen and the washer if you need to. There is a bus stop right outside the front door to take you to the city center. You will find plenty of attractions within walking distance — the city center is about a 15-minute walk and the City Beach is only 20 minutes away. Nearby the home is a grocery store and Ravnedalen Park that offers some lovely scenic paths for strolling.

Mettis home, big room, big bed
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
81 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Lovely studio apartment, centrally located.

This studio apartment sleeps up to seven guests comfortably. The apartment includes a loft area with a bed for two, one large bed and another bed for two that can be pulled out from the sofa. The studio also has a small kitchenette and a bathroom. The apartment is located outside of Kristiansand in the seaside town of Søgne. Within walking distance is the ocean, shops, butcher and a bus stop for getting to the attractions of the big city.

Nydelig studioleilighet, sentralt.
Søgne , Vest-Agder, Norway
100 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great tv for movie night however the wifi needs a little upgrade
perfect stopover plenty of beds in a well organised small space
cozy apartment with nice interior
the flat is small but perfectly arranged very clean and cozy
the beds were comfortable and the shower was clean and nice
very cosy and clean appartment in quiet area
it was clean and the neighbourhood was really nice
the appartment was very clean and modern
good host and descent place
john is a very helpful host
the host was very friendly and accommodating to us at short notice
john is very reactive and helpful
lovely friendly host house perfectly suited our needs
good location for our travel from oslo to jørpenland
great place great location and good value for money
we would recommend this place to anyone wishing to stay near kristiansand
fantastic place about 15 min outside of kristiansand
good price and clean close to highway
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13. Your home away from home in Kristiansand

This studio apartment is located in the city center and can accommodate two guests, making it ideal for couples. The apartment features a living room with a pull-out sofa bed, a kitchen and a bathroom. Guests have access to a shared laundry room on the first floor and the rooftop terrace. Being in the city center places you within walking distance of everything, including restaurants, clubs, shops and the City Beach.

Supersentral ettroms i Kristiansand
Kvadraturen, Vest-Agder, Norway
35 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
*sleeper-sofa — i'm sure there are more comfortable pieces of furniture out there
good kitchen utensils for basic cooking
clean convenient and in the best part of the city center
great hosts clean and pleasant apartment centrally located as advertised
appartment is tiny but clean and equipped with everything
nice hosts :-)
the host is super friendly and the service is great
support from host is available when needed
the hosts were very responsive and friendly
i would like to thank the host super attentive
super central and so easy to find
close to most of the attractions of the city
great little studio in great location to explore the town
a very nice small apartment on a wonderful location
great small place in the middle of city everything went smooth from the first meeting
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14. Between the university and the city

This private room in the host’s home is ideal for couples. Besides the private room, you have access to two shared bathrooms, the kitchen, the garden, and the balcony. The home is centrally located between the university and the city center. There is a bus stop nearby but walking to the city center only takes about 5 minutes. Also within walking distance is a river, some shops and the City Beach is about 10-minute walk away.

Between the university and the city
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
66 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was really satisfied with the included breakfast
very clean place at a good price
close by clean and the hosts are really nice
good hospitality and friendly environment
really lovely place lise is very nice host :-)
lise mette is a great host
i like that the host was so welcome
lise is a wonderful host who made me feel right at home
very nice house ideally situated: very close to the university and close to the city centre
a really nice place in close proximity to the city
this house seems to be even a nicer place in summer
apartment was nice bed was tralle comy and the location is typical southern town always nice
i would definitely recommend her if you go to kristiandsand in norway and need a place to stay
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15. Charming seaside cabin

This cabin by the sea sleeps up to eight guests, making it a great rental for families or friends travelling together. The cabin has three rooms in total — two bedrooms and a combined living room and kitchen, with an outhouse bathroom. There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. The cabin has a large deck with seating that offers amazing views of the ocean. A boat is available for your use along with a pier where you can swim or fish.

Laksevika (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) 4625 Flekkerøy
Flekkerøy, Vest-Agder, Norway
63 reviews
Entire cabin 8 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place itself is charming has a kitchen and has a great view on the bay of kristiansand
not luxurious in terms of facilities but first class view and simple easy life
the check-in was uncomplicated and the apartment lovely
we had everything we needed in the cabin and the kitchen was nice
the cabin is clean and cosy and the neighbourhood is very quiet
jarles cabin is such a lovely place it is so nice established warm and clean
the cabin itself is very cosy well-equipped and clean
jarle has been a really kind host (thanks again )
jarle was a perfect host and made the check-in really easy
jarle is a perfect host and he thought about everything
jarle is a very friendly and reliable host he welcomed us kindly
above all jarle is a very friendly host and we felt very welcome
we really wish we could have stayed one more night or even a week in this wonderful place
the location is spectacular and so easy to find
i can recommend him and the house to anyone who wants to stay at a unique location
the location of this cabin is peacefully beautiful and serene (especially at your own private deck)
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16. Well-appointed chalet with its own entrance

This small studio apartment is located in the basement of the host’s home. It is ideal for couples or solo travelers and features a small living room, a bedroom, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. You do have your own private entrance, too. The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood about a 15-minute walk from the city center. There is a grocery store right down the road if you want to cook your own meals. The host is happy to answer any questions you may have about the city.

Velutstyrt hybel med egen inngang.
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
228 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment with all necessary amenities
it was everything there you needed with a good bed and a nice garden
everything was spotless clean
everything was very clean
nice clean and cozy apartment
very nice and clean studio
the studio in the cellar was very clean neat and cozy
friendly and service minded hosts
jannicke was a great host
jannicke is a great host
jannicke is a great host
she was willing to help and attentive to her guests
an easy walk to the city centre with grocery stores very close by
great location within walking distance to a lot of stuff
the location is great everything is walking distance and we really enjoyed our stay
it’s a fine place in a great quiet location
suburban and safe neighborhood and close to the city center
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Kristiansand, the children's city

When planning a family vacation to Norway, Kristiansand is the place to go. Not only will you find plenty of family-friendly attractions, but many of the restaurants are geared towards pleasing the kids too. The Scandic Sørlandet, located in the Scandic hotel by the zoo, has a pirate-style cuisine and a princess themed buffet. If you are visiting the City Beach, stop by the Bystranda and enjoy a kid-friendly lunch or dinner. You will find that your vacation may not be long enough to enjoy everything the children’s city has to offer.

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