WELCOME TO SMØLA
– SEA EAGLES, ISLANDS AND ISLETS, CULTURE AND COASTAL HERITAGE
The beautiful island of Smøla is located in a gap of the Atlantic Ocean, between the cities of Kristiansund and Trondheim.
The main island and the archipelago of thousands of small islands, islets and skerries, in combination with the prairie-like landscape, create the distinctive character that you likely won’t find anywhere else in the world.
The archipelago provides exciting areas for fishing and kayaking. The unique, flat landscape is well-suited for biking and hiking in easy terrain. There is rich bird life in the area and you have good chances of seeing the majestic sea eagle.
Smøla also offers small fishing villages in an exciting and different landscape. Experience a genuine and vibrant coastal culture community, where the people still keep the traditions alive. Until around 1960, there were about 20 fishing villages on small islands around Smøla. Most of them are now abandoned, while in Veiholmen – the largest fishing village south of the Lofoten Islands – there are still people to be found behind the curtains of the houses. Today, Veiholmen has about 300 permanent residents, mainly engaged in fishing and tourism, and during summer the village is full of life.
Around the island
The west side of Smøla has thousands of small islands and islets.
In the north, Veiholmen stretches out like an index finger.
In the east, sheltered coves and islands form a delightful archipelago.
In the south, there are magnificent panoramic views towards the Tustna mountains, while the countryside on the islands of Edøy and Kuli is very distinctive.
SHORE EXCURSIONS AT SMØLA
WHY SMØLA & HITRA?
• Unique destinations unavailable for mid-sized and large ships
• Nature-based activities
• Local produce
The idyllic Dyrnesvågen harbour is located on the northwestern side of Smøla, well sheltered from the raging Atlantic Ocean just outside.
It is a small harbour, but in the old days Dyrnesvågen was one of Smøla’s largest fishery ports. A breakwater was built to make the port more sheltered, but it also made the port entrance somewhat narrower. Operating with a depth of 5 metres, the available width for entrance to the inner port is approximately 20 metres. Therefore, we currently operate mainly with tender operations, located just outside the breakwater.
The tender location is also well sheltered and located very close to the harbour itself, which means a short transit time, thereby increasing the time available for activities ashore or in the archipelago.
CRUISE DESTINATION SMØLA (TENDER PORT)
– FACILITIES, SERVICES AND INFORMATION
PORT OF KRISTIANSUND & NORDMØRE – SMØLA
NO-6509 Kristiansund N
Phone (+47) 40 00 65 04
Port traffic service (+47) 992 99 120
Maritime questions and orders: Svein Skomsøy, email@example.com
Marketing: Erika Indergaard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Max. ship length 195 m
Max. ship draft 8 m
Max. air draft No limit
Guide service YES
Turnaround facilities NO
Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO
Shuttle bus N/A
Parking place for buses YES
Public transportation YES
Currency exchange NO
Internet access in pier area On request
Distance to airport Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget 1.5 hrs
Distance to city centre N/A
Nearest hospital Kristiansund
Crew facilities N/A
PORT SERVICES/FACILITIES & INFORMATION
Bunkers delivery/method YES, by barge/boat
ESI YES, on request
Waste handling NO
Grey water YES, by barge/truck
Tugboats YES, on request
Anchorage YES, only
Ship tender facilities YES
Tidal movement Approx. 2 m
Gangway available N/A
ISPS approved NO
Restrictions in harbour NO
Maximum ship length 195 m
Maximum ship draft 8 m
Maximum beam No limit
Maximum air draft No limit
Bollard strength N/A
ANCHORAGE & TENDER
Ship tenders allowed YES, tendering only
Type of bottom Sand and mud
Depth 30–40 m
Distance from anchorage to tender pier 0.9 nm
Tender pier capacity No limit/regulated by ship size
Anchor 1 – Dyrnes: N 63⁰ 25.94` E 007⁰ 49.25`
Anchor 2 – Baholman: N 63⁰ 28.5` E 007⁰ 53.29`
Photo credits on this page Sindre Holberg, Audun Lie Dahl.