WELCOME TO KRISTIANSUND
– THE TOP OF FJORD NORWAY AND THE GATEWAY TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD

Kristiansund is the natural port of call for experiences of coast and ocean, culture and history.

The nearby Atlantic Ocean Road has been ranked the world’s most scenic road trip. This amazing and unique stretch of road takes you right out to the ocean’s edge, running across an archipelago of small islands and islets. Beautiful on a calm and sunny day, dramatic in storms and the rain – no matter what, always an unforgettable experience!

Kristiansund is known for clipfish and opera, which invites to both culinary and cultural experiences. This intimate, colourful and convivial town is spread out on four main islands at the edge of the ocean, with a charming harbour in the middle. The passenger service boat «Sundbåten» has been in service since 1876 to transport the locals between the islands. Considered to be the world’s oldest public transport service in uninterrupted use, it is at the same time a great way to experience and explore Kristiansund!

The landscape at the top of Fjord Norway is full of contrasts. Deep fjords, steep mountains, lovely villages, traditional summer pasture farms and vibrant island communities await you. The region offers a wide range of great experiences and activities, suitable both for the more active visitors and those who just want to admire the scenery.

Welcome! 

SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM KRISTIANSUND

THEME CRUISE?

– COLLECT A MUSICAL SOUVENIR FROM KRISTIANSUND! 

The Opera House «Festiviteten», completed in 1914 in a combination of Art Nouveau and neoclassicism, is beautifully decorated and filled with history!

The annual Opera Fest Week in February comprises around 50 performances and concerts. If you prefer to come at another time of year, we can tailor an event according to your wishes and interests, whether it is opera, operetta, ballet or classical music.

The visit could start with a guided tour, followed by a performance of your choice. For smaller groups, a concert can be arranged in the wonderful foyer. With larger groups (more than 80), the concert takes place on the main stage. The opera concert may also include dance/ballet and a wider selection of opera/operetta music.

WHY KRISTIANSUND?

• Closest port to the Atlantic Ocean Road

• Berth directly in the town centre

• Shopping, souvenirs, local handicrafts and jewellery

• Wide variety in nature, attractions and activities

• Intimate, colourful seaport on four islands at the ocean’s edge

• Two stave churches in the area, two fishing villages to explore and our own opera house in town

DID YOU KNOW?

The port of Kristiansund is only 12 nm, about 1 hour, away from the closest piloting station.
Easily reachable from the main shipping lane.

Kristiansund has a long tradition as a cruise destination. Our two cruise ship quays are located in the heart of the town with easy reach to attractions, activities and shopping.

The first commercial cruise along the coast of Norway departed from Kristiansund Port on 25 July 1875. The Thomas Cook Travel Agency conveyed its first passengers up to the North Cape and the land of the Midnight Sun. With more than 140 years’ experience, Kristiansund is establish as a convenient and reliable cruise port and an attractive tourist destination in Norway.

The longest quay of 300 m is designed to receive also the larger cruise ships. The vessels are moored alongside Kristiansund’s most central quay with a shopping centre comprising 40 shops across the street. Further shops, restaurants, cafés as well as attractions are located nearby.

Passengers benefit of safe and easy embarkation and disembarkation within the ISPS fence. Coaches may easily park on the quay, just few steps away from the ship.

Thanks to Kristiansund’s position as the main service base for the gas and oil industry in Mid-Norway, we’re able to offer a full range of services, such as delivery of bunkers, supplies, waste handling and waste water.

The Port of Kristiansund is also available for turnaround operations. Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget, is located only 7 km from the city centre.

CRUISE PORT OF KRISTIANSUND – FACILITIES, SERVICES AND INFORMATION

PORT OF KRISTIANSUND & NORDMØRE
Astrupsgate 9
NO-6509 Kristiansund N
Norway

Phone (+47) 40 00 65 04
Port traffic service (+47) 992 99 120
E-mail info@knhavn.no
Internet www.knhavn.no

Contacts:
Maritime questions and orders: Svein Skomsøy, havnevakt@knhavn.no
Marketing: Erika Indergaard, ei@knhavn.no 

CRUISE QUAYS IN KRISTIANSUND TOWN CENTRE   

Storkaia                         Devoldholmen
Length                            300 m                 205 m
Depth                             10.5 m                10 m
Height quayside           Low 3.55 m        Low 3.55 m
                                        High 2.30 m       High 2.30 m
Ship measurements:
Max. ship length           300 m                 220 m 
Max. ship draft             10 m                    9.5 m 
Max. air draft                No limit               No limit

GENERAL INFORMATION

Guide Service YES
Turnaround facilities YES
Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO
Shuttle bus Not needed
Parking place for buses YES
Public transportation YES
Shopping YES, 50 m
ATM YES, 50 m
Currency exchange NO
Internet access in pier area YES
Distance to airport Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget, 8 km
Distance to city centre 0 m
Nearest hospital 600 m
Crew facilities Easy access to shopping, attractions, cafés, cinema etc. Free wi-fi spots, library with computer station. Indoor swimming pool, recreation areas.

PORT SERVICES/FACILITIES & INFORMATION

Bunkers delivery/method YES, by barge
LNG NO
EPI NO
ESI YES, on request
Supplies YES
Waste handling YES
Grey water YES
Tugboats YES, 24 hours’ notice (By urgent calls: 30 min. if available)
Anchorage YES, on request
Ship tender facilities YES
Tidal movement 1.8 m
Gangway available Can be arranged upon request
Seawalk NO
ISPS approved YES
Restrictions in harbour NO
Maximum ship length 300 m (at pier)
Maximum ship draft 10.0 m
Maximum beam No limit
Maximum air draft No limit
Bollard strength (certification) 100t, 50t and 30t

ANCHORAGE & TENDER

Ship tenders allowed YES
Max size No limit
Pontoon YES
Type of bottom Sand and mud
Depth Min. 70–90 m
Distance from anchorage to tender pier 1.5 nm
Tender pier capacity Max. 1 tender boat at a time

Photo credits on this page
Kristiansund harbour: Per Kvalvik – The Atlantic Ocean Road in storm: Steinar Melby – Høyt & Lavt climbing park in Valsøya: Oddgeir Visnes – Helicopter flights: Fonnafly AS –  Arena Nordvest Ice Hall: Hans Ohrstrand.