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Top Choice Scenic Road in Kristiansund

Atlanterhavsveien

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. The UK's Guardian newspaper once crowned it the world's best…
Top Choice Restaurant in Kristiansund

Bryggekanten

This waterside brasserie is just the ticket for brunch, lunch or dinner, with a great terrace wrapped in glass and a good varied lunch menu of pasta dishes, burgers, salads, mussels and bruschetta. Things turn a bit…
Island in Kristiansund

Grip

Fourteen kilometres out to sea from Kristiansund, the island of Grip has a long tradition of cod-fishing stretching back centuries, but was abandoned by the last permanent inhabitants in 1974. Much of its architectu…
Historic Site in Kristiansund

Gamle Byen

Kristiansund's old town lives on in a part of the island of Innlandet, with clapboard buildings that date back to the 17th century. The grandiose Lossiusgården, at its eastern end, was the distinguished home of an 1…
Norwegian in Kristiansund

Dødeladen Café

There's a little slice of history to go with your cake here. This timber-clad cafe dates back to the early 1700s and fits right in alongside the other antique buildings of the old town. Fittingly it serves old-timey…
Historic Site in Kristiansund

Mellemværftet

Something of a nautical junkyard, Mellemværftet, free and accessible any time, is best approached on foot along the quayside from the Smia Fiskerestaurant. It's difficult to make out what's what amid the clutter, bu…
Seafood in Kristiansund

Smia Fiskerestaurant

Located in an old smithy on the cobbled street of Fosnagata (it's still covered with blacksmiths' tools), this well-respected fish restaurant is a good place to try klippfisk (salted cod), if you haven't already, al…
Cafe in Kristiansund

Plan A

This popular cafe in the centre of town is busy at lunchtime with a mix of ladies who lunch, shop-workers and assorted other locals, who come for the generous sandwiches, good pizzas and tempting cakes. It's a brigh…
Museum in Kristiansund

Norsk Klippfiskmuseum

This museum in an 18th-century warehouse tells you all that you could ever wish to know (and probably a lot more than that) about Kristiansund's cod-drying heritage. There are various bits of equipment, vintage phot…
Church in Kristiansund

Kvernes Stave Church

This beautifully sited stave church about 26km south of Kristiansund dates from 1300, but has been repaired since. The interior is richly decorated: look out for the amazing 300-year-old model ship and unusual 15th-…