Bacalao, opera, and the spectacular Atlantic Road. Big experiences await in the small city of Kristiansund.
Four idyllic islands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean make up Kristiansund, a small city in the northwestern part of Fjord Norway. The charming ferry Sundbåten takes you between the islands in no time.
If you want to really feel part of the ocean without actually being in it, The Atlantic Road is as close as you’ll get. Plus, it holds titles like “the world’s best road trip” and “Norwegian construction of the century”, so you don’t want to miss it.
The area around Kristiansund is great for hiking, and even more so for sea fishing. But the city is also widely known for its cultural life.
Visit Norway’s oldest opera, meet star photographers at the Nordic Light Festival of Photography, or join the small Tahiti music festival.
In summer, you should get on the boat to the old fishing village on Grip island. And no matter the season, you can’t leave Kristiansund without tasting the city’s speciality: bacalao. In Norway’s clipfish capital, the dish is on the menu in most restaurants.
Get in-depth travel information on Kristiansund’s official website.
Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Kristiansund.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Kristiansund offers.
Express buses take you to Kristiansund from Trondheim, Molde, and Ålesund daily. You can also reach the main attractions in the area, like The Atlantic Road, by bus.
To drive to Kristiansund, follow the E39 and Rv70 from Bergen or Trondheim. You can reach the city via Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsveien – The Atlantic Road.
Daily express boats connect Kristiansund with Trondheim.
The Norwegian coastal express Hurtigruten calls at Kristiansund daily on its way to both Bergen in the south and Kirkenes in the north.
Kristiansund Airport lies only 10 minutes by car from Kristiansund city centre. The airport has connections from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Ålesund.
Molde Airport lies all of an hour from Kristiansund, or 1,5 hours if you drive The Atlantic Road. The airport has connections from Oslo and Bergen.
The small ferry Sundbåten connects the city’s main islands Kirkelandet, Innlandet, Norlandet, and Gomalandet.
The region also has a well-developed bus network which makes it easy to get around.
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