Kristiansund Cruises

View of harbour in Kristiansund, Norway
View of harbour in Kristiansund, Norway

Reaching out into the waters of Norway’s Western Cape on four, bridge-connected islands, the clean, open, operatic city of Kristiansund, and its stunning harbour, are impossible to ignore. Destroyed in the Second World War, nearly 80% of Kristiansund has been rebuilt since the 1940s. The city is now home to some of Norway’s most iconic modern architecture. Reminders of pre-war Kristiansund still remain, notably the city’s opera house – the oldest in Norway – which offers around 100 opera performances, an opera festival and an outdoor performance of Donna Bacalao every year.  

The local history of Klippfisk (salted cod) can be uncovered at the town’s unique museum,[ReadMoreMob] while many visitors opt to travel along the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway's most photographed driving roads.

From Kristiansund, a trip to the nearby Grip Island, a prominent fishing settlement in the 15th and 16th centuries, is worth undertaking despite there being no permanent residents now. Exploring the abandoned villages and absorbing the eerie atmosphere of Grip Stave Church – built in 1470, is a must.

Cruises to Kristiansund

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2305

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 09 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Marvel at the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø 
  • Explore Alesund to the full as Bolette docks close to the city centre
Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway.

Exploring Northern Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun • S2312

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience an unforgettable discovery of Northern Norway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, visit the North Cape and witness the Midnight Sun
  • Explore Tromsø; learn of Sami traditions; and see the beauty of Bodo too
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Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sun • L2317

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 19 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience a taste of past and present life amongst the isolated lands of Spitsbergen
  • Explore abandoned towns, revel in the beauty of their Arctic landscapes and more
  • Witness the midnight sun and see astonishing natural wonders within the Arctic Circle