Kristiansund- floating in the Atlantic Ocean (c) Terje Rakke Nordic life AS


Kristiansund is situated at the very edge of the Atlantic ocean and oozes of charm and bustle. Colourful houses surround the lively harbour. The city has 4 islands and named Tahiti and Marokko; a sign of the international klipfish trade in the old days. Klipfish is dried, salted cod and was the reason for the great wealth in the town back in the old days. Today Kristiansund`s most important industry is oil and gas.
Cruise ships berth directly in the town center, only steps from shopping, restaurants and attractions. You may walk easily everywhere. The mail attraction in this area is the Atlantic Road, situated on the island of Averøy - a 30 minutes drive from the harbour. The road is voted " The world`s best roadtrip" by "The Guardian" and is a stunning experience in both sunny weather and a stormy day. Try the Sundbåten boat to see the 4 islands from the sea side. The boat goes directly to the Norwegian Klifish museum. Grip island is also a popular attraction worth visiting.

  1.  The Atlantic Road

    Visit the spectacular Atlantic Road and combine this tour with Kvernes Stave church, Håholmen fishing island or Bergtatt marble caves. Or try activities like seal safari, fishing and diving or kayac.
  2.  City sithtseeing

    Highlights of Kristiansund including the Norwegian Klipfish museum, the Krikelandet church, the Varden viewtower, the old part of town ant the oil and gas center, Petrocenter.
  3.  Maritime Kristiansund

    Walking tour to learn the interesting maritime history of Kristiansund. See a blacksmith in work and we will visit a museum café whith an old coffee roaster; taste,and smell their delicious coffee.
  4.  Hiking in Kristiansund and the nearby area

    You may hike in the center of the town, on a small mountain, by the ocea or a challenging walk on a higher mountain. Common for all hikes in the area is short distance to the start and stunning veiws.
  5.  Kvalvik Farm and Kvalvik Fort

    Only 25 minutes in bus in idyllic surrounings. Visit to the sheep farm that makes products and food and has a cafe/souvenir store. Combine with Kvalvik Fort, a well preserved fort from the 2.w.w
  6.  Grip Island

    Girp is full of costal history and a walk gives you a glimpse of how life once was. Charming island with colorful houses and a stave chruch.A 3 hrs trip. Boat of 40 min wach way, Cafe open.

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Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Storkaien, quay 8: 360m Devoldholmen, quay 12-13: 205m
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Storkaian, quay 8: 10m
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Devoldholmen, quay 12-13: 12m
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360 and 205
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10 and 12
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