Port information



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 four 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 worth visiting.

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.
  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.  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.

Port views

Johan Wildhagen Paolookaville
Steinar Melby
Mona Gundersen
Destinasjon Kristiansund & Nordmøre
Steinar Melby
Per Kvalvik

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Storkaia 300 m, Devoldholmen 220 m
Max. Draught, M:
Storkaia 10 m, Devoldholmen 9.5 m
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Max. Air Draught, M:
No limits
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Quay Length Total, M:
Storkaia 300 m, Devoldholmen 205 m
Quay Depth, M:
Storkaia 10.5 m, Devoldholmen 10 m
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Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
1,8 m
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Passengers 2019
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Port contacts

  • Port of Kristiansund & Nordmøre IMC (Cruise destinations Kristiansund, Smøla and Hitra)
  • Port of Kristiansund & Nordmøre IMC (Cruise destinations Kristiansund, Smøla and Hitra)
Page last updated: 2020-12-01 08:31