Gripruta
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Grip is a unique and authentic fishing village located 14 kilometers north of Kristiansund. In the 16th century, Grip was the largest settlement in Nordmøre. The island was first owned by the Catholic Church, then by the Danish/Norwegian king, then by a number of private owners, before Grip became its own municipality in 1909 - Norway's smallest. Grip became part of Kristiansund in 1964. Grip has the world's northernmost original stave church. If you follow the tour with our guides, you will hear more about Grip today and the unique proud history of the island. Duration: 3,5 hours. Time on the island: 2 hours. Vessel: M/V Kvikk / Gripruta. Escape the hectic modern life, and enjoy this fantastic trip with us. An experience for life! Once you have visited Grip, this island is a place you will never forget. Welcome to Grip with Gripruta!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • T4TS
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day trip out to Grip village
    Taking the ferry was like taking a trip in a time-machine back through the years as it's like Grip village is caught in a little timewarp, quaint, beautiful, authentic... there was a very special ambiance there and we can thoroughly recommend the trip if you have time to visit. We were fortunate to cross the sea when it was flat and calm and to be able to sit on the rocks in the sunshine and look out across the sea. The lighthouse looked deceptively close, yet when we passed it later could see the distance it lies from Grip itself. The Stave church is lovely, a very special place I can tell is very meaningful to a lot of people. One of my favourite days spent in Norway. A treasure. Do visit if you can.
    Thank you for your review. It tells the story just like we want to present it to visitors. The historic fishing village in open Atlantic Sea is a spectacular place, kept authentic and real for decades. Thank you very much for traveling with us in KKS Gripruta. We wish you all the best and a nice summer.
    Written August 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Marc L
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous trip with top notch service
    Wow! This for us was a quick decision the day before to book this tour, only available because they had opened up for an extra sailing. Apart from it being the number one thing to do on Kristiansund, we didn’t know what to expect. The tour ended up being quite exclusive because the extra sailing wasn’t that booked and we got a fabulous trip with ample opportunity to ask questions and the guide was very knowledgeable and very service minded. The trip to the island is about half an hour long and the sea was calm. Despite the was rain starting to fall in Kristiansund it quickly cleared up towards the island, something quite common in the Summer according to our guide. Once there we were given a quick introduction to the island and then taken to the church where we were told the very interesting story about the history of the island, the people living on it and the church itself. Once completed we were let loose on the island and given more than enough time to explore and take pictures before meeting again at the central cafe/inn of the island for a chance to buy some light refreshments. All in all we had 2-2.5 hours on the island before the 30 minute sailing back to the city. I cannot recommend this trip enough. The price is equivalent of what it costs to take a return trip to one of the lookout cable car trips around the Norwegian cities and this experience is so much better. It’s a must do if you travel through the city, and worthwhile to make a detour for if you hadn’t planned to go to Kristiansund.
    Thank you very much for traveling with Gripruta, and your fantastic detailed review. Being able to take care of our passengers with the little extra when possible, gives us positive energy to continue the hard work with our travel products! We are proud of receiving the Tripadvisors Choice 3 years in a row, and will continue the good work! We are blessed with highly skilled personnel, with detailed knowledge about the island history, the church and the coast culture. The nature at and around Grip is a protected area, and it’s a unique and authentic area to visit if traveling in this region. Once again, thank you for the visit. We wish you all the best during the rest of your travel in Norway. Best regards from all of us in KKS Gripruta.
    Written August 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Sarah Armstrong
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step back in time
    A great morning spent in a unique place, the crossing to and from the island was choppy but worth it. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the island was beautiful with a really interesting history . We booked on the spur of the moment and it was so worth it .
    Thank you very much for your review, and for traveling with us to Grip. Grip is unique and authentic, and the nature and the weather is a part of it. We wish you a nice summer and a safe travel on your way to your next adventure. Best regards from all of us at Gripruta.
    Written June 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2024
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mbb624
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Take this trip if you can!

The weather was choppy and rainy, which made for a wild, fun ride.

The buildings are in superb condition. Most are summer homes.

The stave church, built in 1470, is very interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable.

And last but not least, the coffee and sleve in the coffee shop are great!
Written July 6, 2022
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Thank you very much for the positive review, and for traveling with us to Grip. We are lucky to be able to convey the proud coastal culture and Grip's history. Welcome back!
Written August 27, 2022
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Bjorn_Leifsson
Kyrksaeterora, Norway26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Now, this is a trip worth taking! The whole trip lasts for three and a half hours. After an hour at sea you arrive at the island Grip, and there you will have this wonderful contact with an "abandoned" commune. It isn't abandoned at all, because those who own the houses there have gone a great length of preserving their houses out there. The church is built in an old Norwegian tradition, stavkirke. Built in early 1600 it is very well preserved. And at the island you will find the smallest fire station in all of Norway- But pray for good weather, or else you will find yourself at the mercy of the Norwegian weather-gods!
Written June 18, 2021
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Brynjulv H
Kvernevick, Norway4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Interesting history of beautiful islands. Small fishing town outside Kristiansund, Norway. We had a nice trip in calm weather lasting for 1 hour each direction plus 1.5 hours visit at the island. Only 47 houses exist her, very well maintained. We also visited the ‘stave church’ built around 1470. Absolute ‘must visit’ in case you come to this area.
Written August 14, 2020
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T4TS
Scotland47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Taking the ferry was like taking a trip in a time-machine back through the years as it's like Grip village is caught in a little timewarp, quaint, beautiful, authentic... there was a very special ambiance there and we can thoroughly recommend the trip if you have time to visit. We were fortunate to cross the sea when it was flat and calm and to be able to sit on the rocks in the sunshine and look out across the sea. The lighthouse looked deceptively close, yet when we passed it later could see the distance it lies from Grip itself. The Stave church is lovely, a very special place I can tell is very meaningful to a lot of people. One of my favourite days spent in Norway. A treasure. Do visit if you can.
Written August 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review. It tells the story just like we want to present it to visitors. The historic fishing village in open Atlantic Sea is a spectacular place, kept authentic and real for decades. Thank you very much for traveling with us in KKS Gripruta. We wish you all the best and a nice summer.
Written August 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Femice
Oslo, Norway6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The boat trip itself was great. On Grip the stavechurch was the highlight. Walking to the end of the molo was another. We where there on a beautiful day and the hour and a half there was way way to short. The photomuseum alone took half an hour, and the guided tour another half hour. So only half an hour left to walk around the island for views, photos, pokestops and pokegym 😀
Covid-19 measures was in place 👌
Written August 23, 2020
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Uno B L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Lovely trip to the island Grip with the ferry "Kvikk". The island is a very special place and I recommend the trip preferably in nice weather. The crew on board was very helpful, kind and sometimes quite funny. We loved the trip with good guidance from the skipper of the ferry.
Written June 24, 2022
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Thank you very much for the positive review, and for traveling with us to Grip. We are lucky to be able to convey the proud coastal culture and Grip's history. Welcome back!
Written August 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James A
London, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Really enjoyed this though we did have sunny weather. The island has these beautiful houses , tonnes of bird life and a rich history. The boat tour is a beautiful way to arrive in and you get a tour included as part of this. Probably more an activity for adults and older children. There’s a cafe on the island but we didn’t go. Beware, some birds (terns) will try to attack you, well they fly and shout at you but don’t think didn’t actually hit you, but they were on a part of the island that you didn’t have to go to. They had chicks near by so maybe different at other times of the year.
Written July 6, 2022
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Thank you very much for the positive review, and for traveling with us to Grip. We are lucky to be able to convey the proud coastal culture and Grip's history. We are privileged beeing able to follow the birds in the season. Grip is an ecosystem that is working as it should, both the life in sea and ashore. Welcome back.
Written August 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tor Andre Johannessen
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We had a wonderful day in perfect weather. The guiding was good, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the islanders came on top of that. The boat out there was a steady and honest workhorse - added to the authentic feel of the trip.
Written June 23, 2020
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Sarah Armstrong
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A great morning spent in a unique place, the crossing to and from the island was choppy but worth it. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the island was beautiful with a really interesting history . We booked on the spur of the moment and it was so worth it .
Written June 19, 2024
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Thank you very much for your review, and for traveling with us to Grip. Grip is unique and authentic, and the nature and the weather is a part of it. We wish you a nice summer and a safe travel on your way to your next adventure. Best regards from all of us at Gripruta.
Written June 19, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AageH
Trondheim, Norway37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Excellent trip and guidng and time for strolling on our own. Sorry that the cafe was not open, it was not in the high season, but we brought our own lunch and there were plenty of places to sit down and enjoy. During the boat trip we also stopped to see a nesting pair of eagles! Very recommendable indeed!
Written June 15, 2020
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