New shore excursions from Port of Kristiansund

We are happy to introduce a couple of new excursions and shore experiences for ships calling Port of Kristiansund.

We have recently updated our cruise manual for Port of Kristiansund: Port of Kristiansund – Gateway to the Atlantic Ocean Road (pdf).

Top 3 excursions:

  • The Atlantic Ocean Road and Kvernes Stave Church (#1)
  • Harbour sighsteeing with the iconic "Sundbåten" (#3)
  • The Norwegian Clipfish Museum (#4)

Below a short presentation of the new shore excursions from 2023: 

Best of Nordmøre – Clipfish, opera and cider.
Experience the best our region can offer when it comes to history, architecture, culture and local produce. Welcome to Kristiansund and beautiful “Festiviteten”, the town’s opera house for almost a century. Hear the fascinating history of what clipfish has contributed to in the development of Kristiansund, enjoy traditional folk tunes collected by the Kristiansund-born composer and conductor Edvard Bræin, and taste locally produced cider.

Organ performance in the daring Atlantic Cathedral
Kirkelandet Church, “The Atlantic Cathedral”, built in 1964, was the first truly modern church in Norway, with an architecture attracting much attention. The 30-meter-high chancel wall is filled with 320 glass panes in all shades of red and yellow. When light flows through the panes, it is transformed into a symphony of colours. Enjoy a guided tour of the church and a performance on the church organ by the church cantor.

New sherpa steps up the Mount Kvernberget
Mount Kvernberget (205 m) is a small and popular mountain, only a 15-minute drive from the town centre. A new stone stairway to the top was built by Nepalese Sherpas. The steps make it easier and safer to walk, and protect the vulnerable nature. The hike is easy, but a bit hilly. At the top, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding ocean, mountains, fjords and the town. Quite a little effort for maximum view!

Cider tasting at Tingvoll – Ecological and awarding-winning
The eco municipality of Tingvoll is located by the fjord, a short 1-hour drive from the centre of Kristiansund. Visit the idyllically located Strupstad farm, turning apples into noble drops of cider and juice. The cider won medals in the World Championship of cider in 2022. Join a guided tour to learn about the process from growing the apple to sparkling cider and taste the drink among the apple trees.

Smøla island by bus – Cultural and coastal heritage idyll
Explore the highlights of Smøla island on this full day excursion by bus (including local ferries). During the tour you will experience various parts of the distinctive island, including the Guri Centre, a regional culture and coastal pilgrim center, a small, private fisheries museum located in historical environments in an old wharf and the charming fishing village of Veiholmen with around 300 people living at the northernmost tip of Smøla.

Please also have a look at our cruise manual for Smøla island - a tender destination for small ships and expedition sailings only. Smøla - Island gem of the Atlantic Ocean

Contact person

Erika Indergaard
Cruise and marketing manager
Phone: +47 40246474 

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