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Ferry boat terminal with interesting statue

The local stopping place for the inter-island local ferry boat. Of parti ular interest is the... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Mandurah, Australia
Interesting historical statue

Statue of a fisherwoman on the waterfront reflects the role of women and hard work they did in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Bronze statue of the Klipfish wife to commemorate the workers on the klippfish rocks, sculpted by Tore Bjorn Skjolsvik. It was a gift to the city on its 250 year anniversary, and was unveiled by HRH Queen Sonja in 1992 with three genuine klippfish...more
Piren, Kristiansund 6501, Norway
+47 70 23 88 00
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The statue of the Clipfish (salted cod) lady in Kristiansund will tell you that you're in back in this beautiful little town where everybody seems to know everyone. Located right in the centre of town with a spectacular view of the harbour. During early times...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

She is stands tall and strong and she represents the women of the past that toiled in the klippfisk industry in Kristiansund and beyond. I also like the sculpture of ‘Sildgutten’ opposite Klippfiskkjerringa. Be sure not to miss these pieces of art that brings your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The local stopping place for the inter-island local ferry boat. Of parti ular interest is the bronze statue of a fisher-woman with her herring catch. Its full of nice photo opportunities.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a central place for ferries and sightseeing boats, and one of the first places a tourist would get to.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NordicWalkabout
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Statue of a fisherwoman on the waterfront reflects the role of women and hard work they did in drying and preparing the salt cod. It was the major industry that provided Kristiansund its prosperity and heritage.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We called at Kristiansund during a recent 21 day cruise. It's situated on four main islands surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. Our primary goal was to ride along the Atlantic Road to Kvernes (see review elsewhere) but we spent some time in the city on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you like bronze statues there are 2. The location is by the water in downtown kristiansun. It's just so so, nothing as special as the nature beauty of Norway.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The statue located close to the sea that summarizes a major part of Krisiansund's history. Definitely going to try klippfisk at a restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MauriceAG
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Situated on the waterfront, which is a nice walk and seems to be a busy part of town. We were travelling on the Hutigruten and only had a short space of time for a quick walk

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Shellyh1964
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Kristiansunds culture and history is based on klippfisk. You need a picture here! It is the post card thing too. Also in town, so you cant miss it.

Date of experience: October 2015
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