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Kristiansund

Fly to Kristiansund with SAS from the US

SAS, the largest airline company in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flight tickets to Kristiansand. Our city guide will help you to find out what's up and the best tips from SAS crew and passengers.

The coastline of southern Norway consists of one long chain of idyllic islands and skerries, all set against a backdrop of lush green forests and lakes and a mountainous and majestic inland.

Kristiansund is a modern city spread across a few islands on the west coast of Norway. The city is set in a scenic landscape of mountains and coastline with a picturesque working harbor. Historically, cod fishing and processing were the main industries in the area. Today, Kristiansund still processes the bulk of the dried cod in Norway, and you can sample many tasty examples of klippfisk (dried, salted cod) throughout the city's restaurants. Kristiansund is also one of the end points of the Atlantic Road, which offers spectacular views of the coastline, mountains and fjords.

Mellemværftet

Located in the center of Kristiansund's harbor, the Mellomvaerftet Shipyard Museum is one of the best, preserved old shipyards in Norway. You can visit the museum any time, year-round and wander through at your leisure.  Here you'll see remnants of the original 19th century shipyard, plus antique and modern boat building equipment.

Norwegian Klippfisk Museum

Located in Milnbrygga, an 18th century warehouse, the Norwegian Klippfisk Museum explores the 300-year history of dried, salt cod (klippfisk) export in Kristiansund. You can learn about the processing of klippfisk through memorabilia, artifacts and other information at the museum.

Atlantic Road

This 5-mile long stretch of road connects the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, covering several islands and crossing a number of bridges. In addition to fjords and mountains, you can get an open sea view from the road, which is especially dramatic during a storm. The road passes through a number of small villages, and you can spot seals, birds and the occasional whale en route.  There are a number of excellent fishing spots along the road as well.

Grip and Smøla

Grip and Smøla are two islands worth a visit during your stay in Kristiansund. Both are within a short ferry ride of the city. Grip was once an important fishing village in the area and today is a summer getaway for city residents. The ferry from Kristiansund only runs in the summer months. Once on the island, you will find a small town atmosphere with narrow streets, colorful buildings, an old lighthouse and a beautiful, ornate stave church originally build in the 15th century.

The island of Smøla has a landscape that is distinctly different from the rest of the region. With marsh landscapes and prairie flat lands, the island is home to a variety of sea birds and is good place for leisurely walks and picnics.

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Inhabitants: 23,238
Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Time zone: GMT +1
 
     
 
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