Kristiansund International Airport, KvernbergetTaxi kr 150-200; bus every half hour. There are daily departures to the larger Norwegian cities, including Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger by SAS and Wideroe. Beware when getting tickets that you don't mix up the city with Kristiansand much further south.
By carEuropean Route E39 connects Kristiansund with main-land Norway through the KRIFAST-bridge and tunnel system. Route 70 leads all the way into the city centre. Atlanterhavstunnelen (The Atlantic Ocean Tunnel) is an underwater tunnel that links the city of Kristiansund to the island of Averøy, and the popular tourist attraction of Atlanterhavsveien.
By busTimEkspressen has departures for Molde and Ålesund every hour, while NorWay Bus Express has schedules to Oslo, Oppdal and Trondheim numerous times a day.
By boatKristiansund is a scheduled port for Hurtigruten, between Molde (4 hours) and Trondheim (6½ hours) on the coastal cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes. There is also a twice a day catamaran passenger boat-service to Trondheim, with a few stops along the coast.
The four main island of which the city of Kristiansund is built on is also connected by a passenger ferry-system, the "Sundbåt", that carries passengers between all the four islands with departures every 20 minutes. This is also the world's oldest public transport line in continuous operation.
Kristiansund Opera HouseIt's the oldest opera house in Norway, completed in 1914. The opera, one of the most beautiful of its kind, is built in Art Nouveau-style, and is one of the few buildings that survived the bombings of the city during World War II.
InnlandetIt's an old city part of Kristiansund with very special and unique coastal architecture. Innlandet is the part of Kristiansund who was least destroyed during the bombings of Kristiansund during World War II.
SundbåteneIn Kristiansund holds status as the world's oldest public transport system in continuous operation, since 1876. The small "Sundbåt" passenger ferries crosses between the four islands of the city.
VanndammanUsed to be the site of the city's water reserves, but is today a popular recreation and park area near the city centre.
SundbåtenSee the city from the water. Take the Sundbåten ferry around the harbour.
Peppes Pizzaphone: +47 22225555address: Kaibakken 2
phone: +47 71678778address: Skolegata 8Fish restaurant, with clipfish as a specialty.
Bryggekanten Brasseriephone: +47 71676160address: Storkaia 1
Dødeladen Kulturrestaurantphone: +47 71675030address: Skippergata 1 A
Smia Restaurantphone: +47 71671170address: Fosnagata 30 B
address: Innlandet stop of Sundbåten city-ferryUnrivalled spot for your sunset beer in summer.
Atlanten Motell og Campingphone: +47 71671104address: Dalaveien 22A small motel and camping-area, 3 km outside the city of Kristiansund.
address: Vågeveien 5A small guesthouse that offers cheap accommodation in the city centre of Kristiansund.
Utsyn Café og Gjestehusaddress: Kongens Plass 4A guesthouse on the second floor of the Utsyn Cafeteria, right next to the central square of Kristiansund.
Astoria Hotelphone: +47 71678437address: Hauggata 13A small hotel, close to the city harbour.
Comfort Hotel Fosnaphone: +47 71571100address: Hauggata 16A medium-sized hotel in the city centre of Kristiansund, with walking distance to the harbour.
Hotel Kristiansundphone: +47 71570300address: Storgata 17A hotel at the sea front of Kristiansund, close to Kristiansunds largest shopping mall.
phone: +47 71571200address: Storgata 41A modern, sea-front hotel in the city centre of Kristiansund. The hotel holds status as the largest of Kristiansund, offering great value and service.
Quality Hotel Grandphone: +47 71571300address: Bernstorffstredet 1The oldest, and one of the most exclusive hotels of Kristiansund. The hotel is in the centre core of the city, and offers walking distance to nearly everything Kristiansund has to offer.
Thon Hotel Innlandetaddress: Heinsagaten 12A hotel under construction on the isle of "Innlandet" in Kristiansund. The hotel is being built in one of the old and characteristic harbour houses in the city, giving the guests an unique atmospheric experience.
- The Atlantic Road 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. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 meters. The road was opened in 1989 and is toll free.
The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history. The contrasts between a trip on a sun-soaked and tranquil summer day and a foam-sprayed journey in a storm from the northwest are amazing. Take your time and open all of your senses. The Atlantic Road experience will give you memories for life. Park your car at designated stopping places, climb a hillock and enjoy the salty air and the magnificent view. Whether the ocean is flat calm or a storm is brewing; there are great nature experiences in store.
- Aure is a typical coastal municipality of Møre og Romsdal with many beautiful small islands. Most people live near the shore. Aure merged with Tustna in 2006 and the new municipality is called Aure. Population 3 600.
Aure’s coastline is almost 300 km long. Unique possibilities for angling from the shore and from the many bridges and sounds. Fishing from boats for herring, mackerel, saithe, cod and pollock. Great hunting for red deer in the large forest and mountain areas. Excellent fishing for freshwater trout and sea trout. The scenery on Tustna is dominated by the coastal mountains. These over 900-metre-tall mountains, which rise straight up from the shore, form a chain in a north-south direction. Great walking, with several paths ascending to the summits, which offer fantastic views of the ocean and the fjords.
- Grip is an archipelago southwest of Kristiansund, and was until 1964 the smallest municipality of Norway. Today it is a deserted fishing village, but is a popular tourist attraction for the special architecture and unique location. Norway's smallest stave church, which was constructed in the end of the 15th century is also located at Grip. In the summer season there is a scheduled boat service from right next to the bus terminal of Kristiansund.