Choose from a variety of exciting activities such as deep-sea fishing and sea kayaking. Tours for individual travellers are arranged throughout the summer.
Guided mountain hikes, sea eagle safaris by boat, sightseeing to the island of Grip, guided tours by bus on the Atlantic Road and guided walks in Kristiansund are easily accessible.
Companies offering deep-sea fishing:
Companies offering kayaking courses and guided tours, also rental:
Guided mountains hikes
Experience the dramatic Aursjøvegen Mountain Road, visit fantastic waterfalls,
see one of Norway's most beautiful valleys or join one of several other exciting excursions. Guided tours are arranged by Contrast Adventure and Basic Outdoor.
Killer whale safari
In winter, the ocean outside of Kristiansund and Nordmøre is rich with herring. Herring is the preferred food for the black and white killer whales (also known as orcas). Once you have seen the playful, beautiful whales you will remember them for life.
In Kristiansund, orca safaris are available for a short periode during winter, as six-day long expeditions (no day trips). Following the fisherboats and the herds of herring, the wait to see the whales are exciting and fun filled. The organisers have been operating orca safaris for almost two decades and are highly skilled in what they do. For more information and booking, contact Strømsholmen Sea Sport Centre.
Sightseeing with Sundbåten
The Sundbåten passenger ferry has been transporting people between the islands of Kristiansund for more than 100 years. Today, Sundbåten still offers an important transport service, but it is also one of the most important carriers of culture and history in Kristiansund. A round trip with Sundbåten is great for sightseeing, and in summer there are guided tours for individual travellers.
Sea eagle safari
Two-hour boat trips to see the majestic bird of prey are organised by Hopen Aktivitesgård.
Discover the island of Smøla
Packages are offered by Hopen Aktivitetsgård and Veyen Vertskap.
Visit summer pasture farms
Learn about the culture, food and traditions of summer pasture farms in beautiful surroundings. Most of the farms sell locally prepared food. Courses in summer farming take place at Gammelsetra. You will also find accommodation available at Renndølssetra, and guided tours of the Torbudalen Valley at Torbuvollen.
On your own
Fishing permits are sold locally. The Driva and Litjdalselva rivers in Sunndal,
and the Bøvra, Søya, Toåa and Surna rivers in Surnadal/Rindal are particularly well organised for fishing. Ask for fishing permits at hotels/guesthouses and local tourist information offices.
Bicycles can be hired from Bjartmars favorittkro, Vikaneset, Hopen Aktivitetsgård and Sunndal Aktivum.
The following diving centres offer boat trips and equipment to meet the needs of divers.
Golf has conquered the hearts of many locals in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region, and green fee players are always welcome here. Golf courses often boast great views and feature natural obstacles. You will find golf courses in the following places: Surnadal, Sunndal, Kristiansund and Smøla.
Are you interested in motorsports? In Halsa, approximately one and a half hours from Kristiansund, there is a go-cart track of high standard with great views of the area.
Galleries and museums
Several galleries and shops offers art, crafts and souvenirs. Interesting museums will provide you with further knowledge of the region. Most museums have a guide service available during the summer season.
Recommended stops include:
- Arnulf Øverlands Galleri, Kristiansund
- Huset med det rare i, Kristiansund. Crafted souvenirs, ceramics, glass workshop, quality gifts.
- Husfliden, Kristiansund. Crafted souvenirs, knitwear, quality gifts.
- Klippfiskbutikken, Kristiansund. The best split cod/clipfish to bring home.
- Nordmøre Museum has a wide range of museums in the region, for example the Norwegian Split Cod Museum and the Mellemværftet Ship Yard Museum.
- Svinviks Arboret is a big botanical garden which during summer has hundreds of blossoming rhododendrons. Located in Todal in Surnadal.
- Tingvollost has an award-winning, local cheese production. Farm shop.
Experience nature on horseback. The following companies offer horse riding:
- Stall Stølan, phone: +47 41 23 04 08
- Cecilies Rideskole, phone: +47 93 40 51 57
- Folda Hest og Miljø, phone: +47 913 39 538
- Sandnes skyss-stasjon