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 youNEED 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, jewellery, 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.