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

The Best of the Fjords

The Best of the Fjords

Departs: Newcastle, United Kingdom • Fri 24 Jul 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2018

Unfortunately, this cruise will not be going ahead as planned. Please click here to find out more >

Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Fri 25 Sep 2020
12 nights • Black Watch • W2027

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Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Black Watch • W2112

  • With chances to uncover rugged waterways and archipelagos, and experience the magic of the Midnight Sun, immerse yourself in Northern Norway’s unrivalled drama and beauty.
  • Enjoy unforgettable small ship scenic cruising into spectacular Trollfjord, Raftsundet and by beautiful Reine; and explore ashore amongst Lofoten and Vesterålen’s astonishing scenery.
  • Take in the attractions of Tromsø, including the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; visit charming Kristiansund and Sandnessjøen, and see intriguing Torghatten too.

From £1,899pp

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Discovering Norway's North Cape

Discovering Norway's North Cape

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2117

  • Within the Arctic Circle, a discovery of Norway’s spectacular north will provide spellbinding experiences and create memories that will last forever.
  • Explore the rugged landscapes of the iconic North Cape plateau, on your from Honningsvåg; immerse yourself in the eerie midnight sun; and visit Tromsø, as well as lesser-known Hammerfest.
  • Diverting into the fjordland too, small ship Braemar will navigate the remarkably narrow Trollfjord; by the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains; visit picturesque Ålesund – overlooked by Mount Aksla; and more.

From £1,899pp

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