The Northern Fjords

Constructed in 1914, Kristiansund's monumental theatre, although rather austere from the outside, has an attractive art nouveau interior that's definitely worth a peek for architecture and history buffs. The building is usually open during business hours. Norway's oldest opera company resides here.

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1. Kirkelandet Church

0.21 MILES

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2. Norsk Klippfiskmuseum

0.54 MILES

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3. Mellemværftet

0.55 MILES

Something of a nautical junkyard, Mellemværftet, free and accessible any time, is best approached on foot along the quayside from the Smia Fiskerestaurant…

4. Gamle Byen

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5. Atlanterhavsveien

2.18 MILES

The eight storm-lashed bridges of the Atlantic Ocean Road buck and twist like sea serpents, connecting 17 islets between Vevang and the island of Averøya…

6. Kvernes Stave Church

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This beautifully sited stave church about 26km south of Kristiansund dates from 1300, but has been repaired since. The interior is richly decorated: look…

7. Grip

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8. Drågen Smokehouse

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Petter Aune set up this operation, where freshly caught Aukra salmon are smoked with pure local wood and herbs, after tiring of the poor quality…