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Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand

3.5-star3.5 stars
Østre Strandgate 74Kristiansand4608Norway

Kristiansand beach hotel with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 878 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand

from $123
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand


  • On the boardwalk
  • Christiansholm Festning - 7 min walk
  • Kristiansand Cathedral - 13 min walk
  • University of Agder - 26 min walk
  • Kristiansand Kanonmuseum - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
  • Kristiansand Zoo - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km

Getting around

  • Kristiansand (KRS-Kjevik) - 21 min drive
  • Kristiansand Station - 19 min walk
  • Songdalen Nodeland Station - 17 min drive
  • Vennesla Station - 18 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

About Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand

3-star hotel on beach, connected to Aquarama

By the sea

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is by the sea and located near Bystranda, the city beach. The hotel is connected to Aquarama, and the ferry to Denmark is only a 3-minute walk away. The shops and restaurants of Kristiansand’s main street are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Day by the sea, night on the town

Aquarama’s water park and training center are connected, and Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda offers discounted entrance tickets for guests. You can catch some rays at the Bystrada beach, right outside. At night, you can walk to the nightlife and enjoy nearby restaurants and bars.

Free breakfast

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda’s modern, minimalistic Scandinavian design draws compliments from guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel to help you stay in touch. Guests also mention the plentiful and free daily breakfast, and great gym facilities.

Fun for the kids

You can make yourself at home in one of 229 guestrooms, all with flat-screen TVs, movie channels, a desk, and wooden floors. This hotel is a great option for families and kids thanks to the fun bunk beds.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 229 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine.

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand’s small print

Also known as

  • Bystranda
  • Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Hotel
  • Scandic Bystranda Hotel
  • Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
  • Scandic Bystranda


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs NOK 260 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 385 reviews

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand
Nice hotel for family or business trip
Amazin hotel will modern design. Location about 1km to central shopping area. But only 50 meter to beach. Breakfast is awesome.
Quang thinh, us7 night trip
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand
Great if you are not driving.
Great location, right on the water, within a ten minute walk to Kristiansand old town, where shops and restaurants located. Room was somewhat spartan. Excellent breakfast buffet. Parking not provided by hotel but was convenient although expensive (220 kroners or about $26 per night).
Joseph, us1 night trip
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand
family friendly andlocation, location, location!!
One night stay on our drive between Oslo and Stavanger! Incredible location- on the beach and marina. Family friendly with lots of activities in the hotel and near by. Car parking ( for fee) was easy and convenient - underground with just a short ride up to reception desk. Inside the hotel, families took advatange of the cozy sitting/play areas. Our room had a great view of the marina and beach- comfy bed and wonderful shower ( lots of hot water and great water pressure). As with all Scandic hotel... delicious, beautifully presented, breakfast!!! Just outside the hotel you have the beach- boardwalk area. Playgrounds, climbing structures, volleyball, in ground trampolines ping pong tables and more! We walked the boardwalk to where the cruise ships come in- there you have access a museum area and lots of resauarants and much more. a very short walking distance you are in the charming city center with great shopping. restaurants and activities, we only had time to stay one night, I could easily have stayed a week or more!
Katherine, us1 night trip
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand
Great Place to Stay in Kristiansand
Hotels was in an excellent location by the harbor within easy walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The included breakfast was amazing. Very clean and organized the staff were always pleasant and helpful.
A Traveler, us5 night trip
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand
Recommended hotel in Kristiansand
Great hotel - location was excellent and staff was friendly and very helpful. Breakfast buffet was amazing and we enjoyed the comfortable lobby lounge to have a drink after dinner. Room was comfortable and clean. Only difficulty was getting the AC/fan to run. It is programmed to only run if the windows are all closed and locked! But it was a great stay there and we'd go back!
A Traveler, us4 night family trip

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Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, Kristiansand

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