The landscape at the top of Fjord Norway is full of contrasts. Deep fjords, steep mountains, beautiful villages, traditional summer pasture farms and vibrant island communities await you. Kristiansund, one of Norway’s most unique seaports, is situated on four islands at the ocean’s edge, with a charming harbour in the middle of town. The region offers a wide range of great experiences to suit both active types and those who just want to admire the scenery. Scenic experiences, activities, cultural and culinary experiences are here for your taking.
Where the land meets the ocean lies Kristiansund, a modern town with a busy street life, old cultural monuments and a sea-faring history. It’s one of Norway’s most distinctive towns, oozes charm and bustle. Colourful houses surround the cozy harbour. The town is known as ‘the capital of the klipfish industry’ and it has a population of around 23.000. For centuries, klipfish was the most important export item from Kristiansund. Cod was salted and dried on the smooth rocks along the coast and then consumed as a great delicacy in southern climes. Visit the Norwegian Klipfish Museum and learn about the exciting history of klipfish and also sample this delicacy. Kristiansund is a shopping town with shopping centres, department stores, and exciting, small, unique shops. It also holds its own as a culture town. The opera in Kristiansund is famous and puts on more than 100 performances each year, including a big outdoor opera production in the late summer. The International Nordic Light Festival of Photography and a number of other large and small festivals are also held in the town.
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