Bornes Camping can offer a variety of activities. Several of these activities can be practiced on the campsite itself, while others are a short walk away.

Local activities at the campsite


Bornes Camping is idyllically located along the Kilefjord. There are incredibly great fishing opportunities here. For large parts of the year, it is almost impossible to look at the fjord without seeing a fish jump. Contact us and we will recommend nice fishing spots.

Many activities for children

Bornes Camping is very family friendly. Here you can be sure that the children can enjoy football, explore the forest, do water sports or swim at our small sandy beach. The place is intimate and clear, so parents will be able to relax while you have the children right nearby. If you are lucky you can see otters playing in the river. In the summer, ospreys are constantly hovering over us. Let your children feel a real summer in the middle of nature with us.

Canoe rentals

Kilefjorden is perfect for canoeing. In the quiet and calm fjord there are a number of small reefs where you can bring swimwear, barbecue and fishing equipment. With a canoe, you increase the chance of seeing the beautiful ospreys, of which there are several in the area.

Tour area

From Bornes Camping you can go on great bike rides. You can either cycle along the main road or mile after mile on beautiful forest roads. The trip can go along rivers and through peaceful forests. Bornes Camping is a perfect place for cycling tourists. Use the campsite either as a starting point for your bike ride or stop with us along the way to recharge your batteries for the next stage. We of course assist with advice on the various trips. It is safe to have a bicycle with us. We can possibly lock them in, if you wish.

Three hikes have been set up from the communal building. Right up on the hillside, 3 km away from us, there are even more beautiful hiking trails. In the winter, there are groomed ski trails here. Ask us for advice!

Activities short drive away

Moose safari & beaver safari

From July to August we offer beaver & moose safaris every night. We paddle quietly so we do not scare the beavers. The mood is palpable at dusk. A little refreshment is needed before we look for the king of the forest – the elk – who by his mighty supervision leaves no doubt about his rightful nickname. One of our guides tells about the habits and way of life of these fascinating animals. The beaver moose safari is ideal for families and groups. Should these beautiful animals enjoy themselves at home so that we do not get to see them, we will offer you a new trip.


Someone is wondering what is happening with us on the go-kart track? We are very pleased to announce that we are currently building a large lavvo with seating and a kitchen area. This will serve as a place to stay where groups / companies can eat brought food or be served a delicious barbecue buffet, if this is ordered. We hope it will be finished during June, and can be used a lot this summer! Welcome!



Klatreskogen AS is owned and operated by Troll Aktiv AS and Mineralparken, which are two
other exciting attractions on Evje. Klatreskogen arranges activity packages during the summer so that you get an action-packed day at a good price. When you visit Klatreskogen, why not make it a full day excursion? Visit Mineralparken and Troll Aktiv at the same time. Then you have a complete day with lots of activities and fun for the whole family!

Mineral parks

It should be a visual experience for ordinary sighted people, with no background or interest in rocks and minerals. When it is not called a museum, something you could call it, it is for the negative feeling of what in Norwegian is called a museum with many exceptions. We sell coffee, ice cream and have many chairs inside among the exhibitions to rest on. We have a stone shop and sell products that are made of stone, or partly of stone. Textbooks on geology and minerals for adults and children are a necessity.

Activities: Play area in the park, Exhibition, Supersklia, Stone figure carving, Jewelery workshop, Sculpture park, Treasure hunt, Beach, Climbing forest, Gold diving, Guided tour of the tunnel, Geodeknekking, Family bus, Adventure pool, Boat rental.


Rafting, Family rafting, SUP, Pro-Rafting, Riverboarding, Rock climbing / rappelling, 10m high Climbing wall, Climbing park, Mountain hikes, River kayaking, Beaver and elk safari, Battlefield Live, Teambuilding, High ropes, Ax throwing, Archery, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Fun bike park, fishing school, company tours / courses and winter experiences for school groups. We are open every day from mid-April to the end of October.


Setesdalsbanen is a narrow-gauge (1,067 mm) museum railway that runs on the 8 kilometer long, wild and scenic stretch between Grovane and Røyknes stations in Vennesla municipality, Vest-Agder county.

The line was opened in 1896 between Kristiansand and Byglandsfjord. Only 2 years after the closure in 1962, Norway’s first museum railway opened. Since then, you have been able to experience a living museum, with over 100-year-old steam locomotives, stylish wooden carriages, venerable station buildings and the smell of coal.

Dyreparken i Kristiansand

Dyreparken is Norway’s largest family attraction and a resort that consists of Dyreparken, Badelandet (own park with its own entrance ticket) and the pirate hotel Abra Havn. We also offer several other types of accommodation, ranging from hotels to camping.

The zoo’s history dates back to 1966, and the park is over 600 acres in size. The big news in 2015 is the opening of Hakkebakkeskogen.

Salmon fishing

Otra, Mandalselva, Søgne and Songdalselva and Tovdalselva are a short distance from the campsite.

Otra was previously a good salmon river characterized by an unusually large salmon stock. Today’s population is not as large as before, but more large salmon are caught each year. The best listing in 2010 was 17.5 kg. The 15 salmon-carrying km from the sea to Vigelandsfossen offer varied fishing opportunities for everyone.

Mandalselva is the second largest watercourse in Sørlandet and has a salmon-carrying stretch of 48 km. The river is regulated. The development has led to some places being protected for fishing (salmon ladders, minimum water flow section and at water level thresholds). Since the river is regulated, this results in a somewhat more stable water flow, rarely flood peaks (except in heavy rain) and rarely very low water flow.

Søgne- and Songdalselva today have a good population of sea otters. The salmon stock is also growing, and is expected to improve since the river is limed. The river has a relatively small precipitation area and must therefore be described as a typical flood river. During periods of heavy rainfall, the fish catch can be good. This is especially true in August and September

Tovdalselva can offer varied fishing opportunities from the sea and the 35 km up t.o.m. Herefossfjorden where salmon ends. There are zones for different fishing preferences, both long open zones, and zones with number limitation. The catches of salmon and sea trout in recent years have been between 1500 kg in 2013 and 3000 kg in 2011.