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Kristiansund Cruise Port

The Atlantic Road

The Atlantic Road – The world`s best road trip and the cultural town of Kristiansund. The Atlantic Road has been ranked the world’s best road trip by the British newspaper ‘The Guardian’. The Norwegian people have voted the road ‘the Construction of the Century’. The road zigzags across bridges and skerries, bringing you right out to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Kristiansund has a rich history and is known as the Klipfish (dried, salted cod) and opera town. Beautifully situated on four islands at the edge of the ocean, Kristiansund has a spectacular harbour, and it is an intimate, colourful and convivial town that is perfect for day trips. The region is full of contrasts, with deep fjords, steep mountains, lovely villages and vibrant island communities – all within easy reach of Kristiansund.

Attractions & Excursions

The Atlantic Ocean Road & Håholmen Island
Photo: Steinar Melby Visit Nordmøre & Romsdal

The Atlantic Ocean Road & Håholmen Island

The Atlantic Ocean Road is a unique stretch of road, which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is also known to be the world’s most beautiful drive. The historical fishing village of Håholmen along the Hustadvika coastline used to be the home and working station for fishermen and sailors, as well as a harbor welcoming merchants and travelers for many centuries.
The Atlantic Ocean Road & Kvernes Stave church
Photo: Hans Ohrstrand

The Atlantic Ocean Road & Kvernes Stave church

The Atlantic road is a unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and s also known to be the world's most beautiful drive. We`ll stop at the scenic walkway to really feel this salty and refreshing experience.
Grip Island - Boat Tour
Photo: Johan Wildhagen Paolookaville

Grip Island - Boat Tour

Grip was once Norway’s smallest municipality, however it is now only inhabited during the summers. The picturesque buildings huddle closely as in a town, colorful and beautiful. Situated in the midst of the houses is the fine 500-year old stave church.
Harbor Sightseeing - Sundbåten
Photo: Sundbåten

Harbor Sightseeing - Sundbåten

Sundbåten, “The Sundboat”, is a trademark of the town and the people of Kristiansund are very proud of its long tradition on the harbor. Like the cable cars in San Francisco, the Sundbåt, established in 1876, is amongst the world’s oldest public transport companies still in operation.
Walking Tour in Maritime Kristiansund
Photo: Nordmøre museum

Walking Tour in Maritime Kristiansund

On this tour, visitors will learn some of the history of the maritime Kristiansund, and see a blacksmith at work. At the end of this tour we will also visit a coffee brewery where you can taste fresh roasted coffee. There will be a 30 min. walk in flat terrain, a nice stroll to the inner harbor of Kristiansund, called Vågen.
The Norwegian Klipfish (Bacalhau) Museum
Photo: Nordmøre museum

The Norwegian Klipfish (Bacalhau) Museum

The Norwegian Klipfish Museum is situated on the island of Gomalandet, in a large and well preserved wharf dating back to 1749. The wharf was used for klipfish production (dried and salt matured cod fish). A visit to the museum gives both a visual and perceptible impression of what came to be of such great importance for the development of Kristiansund from the 18th century up until the post-war period.

Port Facilities

Open 24/7
ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Storkaien Quay 7/8, Devoldholmen Quay 12-13
Pilot VHF Ch 16/13 08:00-24:00 . Port controll VHF Ch 12
Tidal movement 1,59m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No Limit
Maximum number of ships per day in port 2
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 3000
Environmental limitations/restrictions No Restrictions

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length Quay 8 (Storkaien): 360m, Quay 12-13 190m
Draft Quay 8 (Storkaien): 10m, Quay 12-13: 12m
Air draft No Limit
Beam No Limit


Available Freifjorden
Pontoons In city center
Tugboat Kristiansund Taubaat Service

Port Services

Bunkers Bunker Oil /By Barge
Supplies TP Engros/Vest Supply/Kraemer
Waste handling SAR AS
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method By Truck
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Kristiansund

Phone Watch number +47 992 99 120
Contact person Harbor inspector
Phone 992 99 120
Mailing Address Astrups Gt 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund
Visiting Address Astrups Gt 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund
Port control
VHF 12 and 16
Charts 36-454
Web site
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) VHF Channel 13 and 16
Distance to nearest pilot station: nautical miles/Hours

Buses No need
Taxi Yes
Shopping YES/ 50 m
Tax refund No
Distances - airport Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget/8km
Distance to city centre 0 m
Tourist information (+47) 70 23 88 00 

Other useful information:

Internet Storkaia: KNH

Password: havna6509


Mailing Address
Visiting Address
Phone +47 70 23 88 00
Contact person Synnøve Henden Visit Northwest
Phone +47 91 55 75 60
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