Klippfish Museum, Kristiansund

This authentic tour takes you, by sundboat, to the Klippfish Museum to find out more about this Norwegian speciality.

Kristiansund was once Norway’s largest exporter of Klippfish, with thousands of workers employed in the industry. The harbour is at the heart of the city, and the Sundboat has been in service here since 1876 – like a bus, transporting people between the city’s three islands. The Kristiansunders are very proud of the Sundboat, or Sundbåten, and its long tradition on their harbour.

Setting off from the quayside with your museum guide, the Sundboat will take you to Gomalandet in approximately ten minutes. During your short walk to the museum, you will visit the Vardetower – a watch tower constructed in 1808 which has an interesting history dating back to Napoleon’s wars, and built to assist in the watch for raiders coming across the North Sea.

The Klippfish museum tells the story of the salt cod trade in Norway from the 1740’s to the post World War II period. Learn about the traditional production process and discover how Norway began exporting klippfish around the world. Today it is shipped to Portugal (where it is served as bacalhau), Spain (bacalão) and Italy (stoccafisso). A guided tour will be followed by a tasting of the traditional klippfish.

Your guide will accompany you back to Gomalandet where the Sundboat will take you back to Kirkelandet (the city centre) and your ship in approximately eight minutes. If you prefer to walk back to the ship, it is approximately two kilometres (approximately one-and-a-quarter miles) along the seaside – passing by the museum café and the shipyard museum (Mellemværftet).


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Boat Tour
PortKristiansund, Norway
Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationApproximately 2 hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, over some uneven surfaces and there will be some steps to get into the boat. There are a limited numbers of seats inside, but plenty of space on the open upper deck. Please note that the Sundboat is a regular service, and so will not be exclusive to Fred. Olsen guests. Unfortunately the tour is not suitable for wheelchair users as there are relatively steep steps at the Klippfish Museum. You will taste a typical bacalao fish dish with flatbread. If you wish to stay longer at the museum, your guide will provide you with a boat ticket for you to return at leisure. In this instance, or if you choose to walk back to the ship; it is at your responsibility and expense to be back on board in time for sailing.

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