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Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

Few parks cover such a variety as Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park. 11 km east of Kristiansand you will find the most beautiful and natural zoo and amusement park, with scenery and environment in abundance.

Useful information to make your visit better


You may buy tickets online or by the main entrance. You save NOK 50 per ticket by buying them online. Make sure to check our activity calendar prior to your visit, as the activity level varies throughout the year.

Pay with card or app

Most of our shops and restaurants only accept payment with credit card or our own app. If you only have cash you can exchange this for a gift card at Guest Services. Any remaining balance will be returned upon departure.

Free Wi-Fi

Connect to our free Wi-Fi Destinasjon Dyreparken while visiting us. If you need to borrow a power bank several of our shops offer this for a fee.



We have several different parking areas at our disposal. If you arrive with a camper please park at area P3. If you have a car with a foreign licence plate you will not be charged for parking. If you have a Norwegian registered car parking cost NOK 60 / NOK 110 per day (depending on the time of the day). At the end of your visit you can pay at the payment machine located at each parking area.

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How to translate our web page

Google Translate offers a function that translates any web page to your preferred language.

Here you will find our web page translated into English with the use of this function. You may change language at the top of the page. Please note that the translated text may not always be completely accurate.

Online booking is not available in English per today, but we accept all card payments using MasterCard/VISA.

You may also contact us by e-mail or phone to make a reservation through our booking office.


How to book tickets and accomodation

Entrance tickets and season cards can be purchased online, or at the ticket booth by the main entrance.

Guests with disabilities who have a companion card issued from the county (“Ledsagerbevis”) have free entry for their companion(s). A new ticket must be collected each day for the companion if you are visiting us multiple days.

We recommend purchasing tickets to our evening shows featuring Captain Sabertooth (Kaptein Sabeltann) and Circus Jasper (Sirkus Jesper) in advance, as these can be sold out.

You may by tickets online or by phone/e-mail. Please note that our evening shows are in Norwegian only.

Dyreparken Accommodations has seven different locations to choose between. If you would like to book accomodation you may do this online, or by calling or emailing us.

If you would like us to do the booking, we will need the following information:

  • Number of adults and children, including names of each individual
  • Where you would like to stay, and in what kind of room/tent/apartment
  • Check-in date and check-out date
  • If you would like any add ons such as breakfast, tickets or shows
  • Phone number, e-mail and name of the booker


Where would you like to stay during your visit?

Abra Harbour

This is a pirate themed village! Open from Easter until mid October.

Julius Forest

Our newest addition to our accomodation offer: mini-cabins in the forest. Open from middle of May until late August.

Cardamom Town

Stay in the heart of Cardamom Town. Open from May until mid October.

Roligheden Camping

This campsite is located in Kristiansand downtown. Open from May until mid September.


Below, you will find a collection of the most common questions from our guests.

Yes, all the activities inside the parks are free once you’re inside. The only additional costs are for the games in the carnival area Båtbasaren and the games at KuToppen. If you would like to preorder tickets to a specific departure with «Reisen gjennom Hakkebakkeskogen» or «Klatremustur» each ticket will cost NOK 50. This is of course optional, and these attractions will be free of charge if you do not preorder any tickets and queue up instead.

No, dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the Zoo or Water Park.

You can bring your own food to the Zoo and the Water Park, and we have several benches and outside tables where you can enjoy your food.

Remember that barbequing is not allowed in the Zoo, Water Park or parking lots.


Yes, by the main entrance, there are luggage deposit boxes. NOK 20 for a bigger box, and NOK 10 for a smaller box.

We can offer both manual and electric wheelchairs. Wheelchairs can be reserved in advance, send us an email or call the Guest Services at +47 97 05 97 00 (press 1).

You pay NOK 400 when you get the wheelchair, and you will get NOK 200 back when you return the wheelchair along with the receipt, before closing. For year-round ticket holders, you only pay a NOK 200 deposit, which you get back when you return the wheelchair.

Smoking is prohibited in the Zoo and the Water Park, except for some specific areas. These are clearly marked in our map, and at the relevant location. 

We do not rent out swimming outfits or towels, but you can buy one at the Water Park.

Yes, but the outside pools will be closed if there is lightning and thunder. If we experience few visitors, the number of open eateries may be reduced.


Looking for a job?

All our vacancies are posted here. We only accept applications submitted through the application form connected to each vacancy. Please note that all our employees need to be fluent in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language in order to be able to communicate with our Norwegian guests.

We do not cover the costs you may have travelling to interviews or training. Neither are we able to provide living facilities. Kristiansand is a popular summer town, and it may be difficult and expensive to find and rent apartments or houses.

If you have any questions please contact jobb@dyreparken.no.

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