Birkeland Tourism

Birkeland is the administrative centre of the municipality of Birkenes in Aust-Agder, Norway. Its population (2009) is 2,426, and the village area covers 2.18 square kilometres (540 acres). The village is located on Norwegian national road 41, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Kristiansand and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of Lillesand. The river Tovdalselva flows through the village. The old Lillesand–Flaksvand Line was a railway line that passed through Birkeland.


Birkeland in Norway offers a unique experience to travellers. Birkeland is located at a short trip away from Grimstad a major city in Norway. Grimstad is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Also, to reach Birkeland, you'll have to take a flight to Grimstad; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Birkeland is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Birkeland before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Birkeland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Birkeland.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.51 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.81 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.81 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.92 (Low)
    • Attacks 45.89 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.19 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.74 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50.94 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.75 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Birkeland is 189.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.81 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 72.77 (High)
    • Pollution Index 10.2 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 97.82 (High)
    • Health Care Index 71.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.44 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.85 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Birkeland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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