Port information

Kristiansund – Floating in the Atlantic Ocean (c) Per Kvalvik


Kristiansund is situated at the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, spread out on four main islands with a charming harbour in the middle. The town is known for opera and clipfish (bacalao), with its own clipfish museum. The harbour boat Sundbåten is a great way to experience the town from the seaside. The tiny island Grip is also worth visiting. The scenic Atlantic Ocean Road is only 30 min. drive away.
Kristiansund is a small but experienced cruise port with 25–30 yearly cruise calls from February to November, attracting mainly small and mid-sized cruise ships. The port is located close to the main shipping lane between Ålesund and Trondheim. Cruise ships berth directly in the town centre, only steps from shopping, restaurants, cafés and attractions. You can walk easily everywhere. Kristiansund is well suitable for winter cruises. An annual opera festival goes on for 3 weeks in February, ideal for a themed cruise in combination with Northern Lights in the north.

Port attractions

  1.  The Atlantic Ocean Road

    Visit the spectacular Atlantic Road and combine this tour with Kvernes stave church, Håholmen viking island or the mesmarizing marble caves. The road is just a 30-min. drive away and takes you right out to the ocean's edge, running across an archipelago of small islands and islets. Include a stop at the scenic walkway to really experience the salty and refreshing surroundings.
  2.  The Norwegian Clipfish Musuem

    Museum in a large and well-preserved wharf dating back to 1749. The wharf was used for productuon of clipfish (bacalao, dried and salted cod), which became important in the development of Kristiansund from the 18th century and to the post-war period. A visit here will challenge all you senses: see, hear, toch, smell and taste!
  3.  Maritime Kristiansund

    Walking tour to learn the interesting maritime history of Kristiansund at the historical shipyward "Mellemværftet". See a blacksmith in work and visit the nearby museum's café with an old coffee roaster.
  4.  Hiking in Kristiansund and the nearby area

    Many great hiking possibilities, both along the coast and in mountain terrain. Vanndamman and Varden viewpoint, easy walk directly from the cruise pier. Mount Kvernberget, easy hike, good panoramic view from the top. “Havstien” ocean path, medium hiking, fantastic view of the open sea.
  5.  Grip Island

    Tiny and beatiful island with colorful houses and a small stave church. Roundtrip by boat and time to explore the charming island (duration 3,5 hrs).

Port views

Per Kvalvik
Steinar Melby
Visit Nordvest
Steinar Melby
Per Kvalvik
Eline K. Fladseth, Visit Nordvest

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Storkaia 300 m; Devoldholmen 220 m
Max. Draught, M:
Storkaia 9,5 m; Devoldholmen 9,5 m
More Info Draught:
Max. Air Draught, M:
No limits
More Info Air Draught:
No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
Storkaia 300 m; Devoldholmen 205 m
Quay Depth, M:
Storkaia 10 m; Devoldholmen 10 m
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
on request
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
1,8 m
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Open loop
✔ Closed loop
✔ Hybrid loop
✔ Compliant IMO Fuel
As per July 2021, changes may apply.
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
Available at Storkaia cruise pier: IEC 80005 standard connection - 690 V 500kVA
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ Road tanker (truck) on the quay
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Erika Indergaard, Cruise and Marketing Manager
Astrupsgate 9
6518 Kristiansund N
+47 40246474

Page last updated: 2023-11-08 10:42


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