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Kristiansund is located on the western coast – More og Romsdal county – and has about 20,000 inhabitants (2007). The city faces the sea on the three islands of church land, north and inland – which has a bridge connection with each other.
Kristiansund is an important commercial center for the region, and visited daily by the Coastal Express, which travels between Bergen and Kirkenes .The port area bay has several monuments and museums from Kristiansund period fiskeriby – including Norwegian Clipfish Museum.
The city’s most visited tourist attractions are Kvalvik Fort – one of the best preserved coastal fort 2 World War II, Fire Museum, Ship Museum, Petro Centre – a visitor center where visitors can learn more about the oil business outside the Norwegian coast, north church from 1914, Arne Øverlands Gallery – an art gallery with exhibitions of Norwegian painters, and the water park “Atlanterhavsbadet” – an attraction for the whole family including water slides, wave pool, climbing wall and a Jacuzzi.
14 km out to sea Grip fishing village – an island with narrow streets and small, picturesque houses. You can also visit the tourist attraction Grip stave church from the 1500s.
Otherwise, Kristiansund good shopping with shops and stores, and more nightlife venues. The city is also known for his opera, and has an annual operafestuke in February.
Kristiansund Airport is located 8 miles northwest of downtown.