Situated to the east of the Atlantic Road the town of
Kristiansund is an important center for the area.
Created formally as a town in 1742 by the King Cristian VI
it has been an important seaport for hundreds of years
A major cod fishing and trading center the town was
prosperous for many years and this can be seen today in the
traditional architecture and history of the town.
Although badly damaged by bombing in the Second World War
by the 1950s the town was reconstructed and a rich herring
fishery established with a trawler fleet based in the town
providing the raw material for the production of dried
Today it makes a great stopping point before or after
your trip across the Atlantic Road as well as being a base
for many interesting local trips such as that to the
abandoned hamlet of Grip which is most popular with
tourists who may stay during the summer in one of the old
With more than 10 hotels and many restaurants and bars,
interesting museums, and even a fish festival there is much
to see and do in Krisitiansund.
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