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Address: Kongens Plass 1, Kristiansund 6509, Norway
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+47 928 51 744

The Sundbaten boat - The world’s oldest public transport service in...

The Sundbaten boat - The world’s oldest public transport service in uninterrupted use. Part of Kristiansund’s cultural heritage and the world’s oldest means of public transport still in use. The first passenger boat service started up in 1876. A new boat - Angvik - was taken into service in 2005, and now service the harbour along with Rapp built in 1958. These small passenger ferries depart from the Piren pier at the foot of Kaibakken hill and run between the four «lands», as the four areas of Kristiansund are called. A roundtrip with the Sundbaten is a great way to experience Kristiansund. Explore different parts of the town with churches, galleries, klipfish museum and a vivid harbour life. Enjoy one of Kristiansunds strongest cultural monument at a very low price. Frequent departures on a daily basis (Sundays only from May-October). A round trip takes approx. 15-20 minutes and it makes a nice sightseeing tour of the harbour and surrounding area. On request the Sundbaten is available for charter, ie for groups. Guided tours, city walks and even more complex arrangements through the whole region is arranged on request.

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Very nice to see the harbor and go between the island that make up Kristiasund. It used as a water ferry for everyone. And makes for a nice sight seeing adventure. Can go from one... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Merle H
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice to see the harbor and go between the island that make up Kristiasund. It used as a water ferry for everyone. And makes for a nice sight seeing adventure. Can go from one stop get off go exploring and catch it at next round to another stop. 4 stops and great boat with upper observation deck or seating... More 

Thank Merle H
Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A very affordable and nice roundtrip for only 75 kr. We were allowed to go up with the skipper, a friendly man that loves his job. Nice views from the boat.

Thank MauriceAG
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The captain was on of the old school...he made us feel special. It's a must. Pay extra and get off in each island for a 20 min walk.

Thank PhilipY1
Paris, France
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty quick. 20 min. 100 NOK for a family. Worth doing it, all the more when the sun is here. 3 mini stops. On each bank. Many photos to be taken.

Thank jcl_paris
More og Romsdal, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We took a round on the sundbåt from Kirkelandet, around on its 3 stops, and back to Kirkelandet, which took about 15 minutes. The weather was beautiful and we were sitting on the sun deck, enjoying the view. There is no food or beverage service on board this very short round trip. We took the ticket man's advised to get... More 

Thank Trond B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a public transportation. you can buy a round trip and it takes 20 mins or so. It is nice and easy way to see how to city looks from the sea. Highly recommended.

Thank Lasrin
Kristiansund, Norway
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Best way to discover the city is to use the sundbåt. You get to see the city from the sea, and its a "must try" if you are visiting Kristiansund. The tickets are cheap, aprox like bus tickets.

Thank Thorism
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have been watching this boat for a few years on the internet. I had the opportunity to ride this boat on an early Monday morning. One of my bucket list completed by a captain who was a true Norwegian sailor. Thank you captain. You were made my trip to Norway. The captain went out of his way to make... More 

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Kristiansund, Norway
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This boat ride takes you between some of the islands of Kristiansund and can be highly recommended. Take a walk in Spanskesmuget,

Thank ekjono
Berlin, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2016

It is a good way to see the city. We talked with some locals and they said they used it to go to work every day! It did not run on Sunday when we wanted to take it.

Thank Peter D

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