It is believed that after the melting of the Ice Age, this area was one of the earliest settled, possibly around 8000 BC. The Vikings later controlled the area, but this town was first established in the 17th Century, as a harbor and fishing village.
Today, Kristiansund is known for its harbor, cluster of pictaresque homes, architecture, history, waterfront, uniquely built bridge, and maritime activities and commerce.
People Born in Kristiansund
Kristiansund in People's Lives
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in August of 2010 to compete in the Arctic Securities Chess Stars Tournament, which I won first place in.