Kristiansund

Norway

Cruises to Kristiansund, Norway

Norwegians head to Kristiansund during the summer for the agreeable weather, plenty of attractions and a popular city beach. Stroll through the Posebyen old quarter and its grid pattern of historic streets, looking out for a former post office dating back to 1695. Don't miss the Kristiansund Zoo, featuring moose, wolves, lynx, wolverines and so much more. And be sure to visit the Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens, with its 19th-century rose garden and extensive collection of succulents.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Kristiansund
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Norwegian. Say hello in Norwegian: "Hallo"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Norwegian Krone (NOK)
    Shop for glass art, jewelry, and handmade crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      This city is easy to navigate on foot. Ferries and buses are also available.
    • Famous For
      Founded in 1641 near the southern tip of Norway, Kristiansund once claimed the world’s largest fleet of sailing ships.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Museums abound and include the Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Garden, which opened in 1828.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Try traditional dishes including poached salmon with white wine and steak with wild mushrooms.
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