Sundbaten
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:45 PM
About
Sundbaten - 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. 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. 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 and harbour sightseeing / guided tours.
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Lev740
Sacramento, CA105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Kristiansund, Norway Sundbaten harbour boat.
On July 28, 2023 our Azamara cruise ship arrived to town of Kristiansund.
In each port Azamara provided maps and comprehensive list of major points of interest. The very first item listed was Sundbaten harbour boat and it was free of charge. Since we did not plan on any long excursions, we decided to go for this short 20 min round trip cruise stopping at three different locations in the harbour. Boat departs at exactly 30 min intervals through the day. It also advertised as hop on/off, but I noticed that on some of the stops they did not let any additional passengers on board as they would not allow, to exceed 63 people boat capacity. Also one should notice that even boat has one restroom, they kept it locked and did not allow passengers to use it.
Regardless of any other sightseeing opportunities in the town, the Sundbaten harbor boat is really not to be missed.

Good Travels
Written September 3, 2023
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Thank you for travelling with us. And thank you very much for your review.
Written November 7, 2023
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Lizzie0909
Munlochy, UK3,317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
What a brilliant thing to do. This type of Ferry has been going since 1876. It’s free, you just hop on and hop off at any of the “lands”. Or just stay on.
We visited 3 of the 4 lands, didn’t make it to the fourth as we didn’t want to get stuck and not board our cruise ship in time.
The Ferry runs every 20 minutes or so, with a break for lunch.
You can sit on the top or inside. Lovely lady counts you on and off. Friendly Captain 👨‍✈️.
Definitely not to be missed.
Written August 28, 2023
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Thanks for your review. During the summer months, over 100.000 passengers have travelled on the harbor. Both locals and tourists. It is the best way of traveling between the islands of Kristiansund. And, it is free for all passengers. Our service minded staff is skilled and social, and they are the foundation of our success. With focus on public transport and sustainability, we have been in continuous operation since 1876. And, we will be in the future as well. Thanks for your visit. We wish you all the best ahead,
Written September 1, 2023
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norsk77
Trondheim25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
This boat is part of the local transportation in Kristiansund, which comes in very handy in a city consisting of several islands. I didn't have much time, but took the boat from the port in the city center and I believe during 20 minutes I was back in the same place. During this time I had seen the "whole" town with all the old houses and special architecture for the Norwegian coast. And bridges and boats and so on. A lovely trip that didn't cost much.
Written May 1, 2013
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Expl0rer007
Meltham, UK220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Before coming to Kristiansund, I had decided that the Sundbat would be the last thing we should undertake as it seemed so naff and touristy. But, when it became clear that the best way from the Klippfisk Museum to the old town on Innland was via this little chugging boat, we succumbed. And, I am so pleased we did. Touristy, it is not as nearly all the folk on-board were locals. And New Zealand-style jet-boat, it is not either as it barely gets above neutral. But, it is a very relaxing way to get about in its own charming and plodding way, and to view the various islands which comprise Kristiansund. There is not a lot to see in Kristiansund, and a half day should do it, but include the Sundbat and let the 'G' force take over!
Written August 1, 2014
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okiesooner09
Oklahoma379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
It is approx. a 20 minute boat ride that makes four stops in the harbor. At 75 Kroners it is fairly inexpensive. Get your tickets at the tourist information hut on the dock. It is an enjoyable ride and expertly operated. We just stayed on board but I believe you can get off and back on at the various stops using the same ticket.
Written November 11, 2017
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AddieHNO
Oslo, Norway6,892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
A useful and charming little ferry that travels around Kristiansund harbour and gives you a great view of the islands. It does 4 stops and a round trip takes about 15-20 minutes. The Captain told me he connects to a jetty 95 times during a day's work! They do not take cards, just cash. The ferry is wheelchair friendly.
Written November 5, 2017
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Donna J
Plymouth139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
The service was great although to a humble Brit the £9 (NKr90) day pass was a little expensive but was cheaper than pay for four separate trips at NKr35.
Written June 2, 2015
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NordicWalkabout
As, Norway281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Business
Sundbåten is the oldest public transport still running, and, beside being the best alternative to cross the port between the different parts of kristiansund, a must for the Kristiansund tourist. Very nice experience.
Written April 30, 2013
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KulEve
kul104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The ferry ride is interesting with nice views all round before we got off at the Klippmuseum. The ferry driver will announce the stop so passengers will get ready to hop off.
Written October 9, 2023
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Thank you very much for traveling with us, and thanks for your review.
Written November 7, 2023
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christel
Seaford, UK578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is the free local harbour ferry which stops off In several places so you can go off and explore . Great for locals and tourists alike as we can get a really feel for the town. Wonderful to see kittiwakes nesting in the old warehouse window sills.
Written March 9, 2020
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