The tiny island of Grip, 14 km out to sea, used to be Norway’s smallest municipality and a thriving fishing village. In the spirit of all things small, Grip is home to the smallest Stave Church in Norway and the world’s smallest fire engine.
Today, Grip is Kristiansund’s smallest borough, surrounded by 200 islets. The island is no longer inhabited, but a popular place to visit in the summer months. The colourful little houses light up against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and blue skies, and the Lighthouse Grip is the tallest lighthouse in Norway. In the centre of the former fishing community you will find the Stave Church, built in the 1300's and with wall paintings dated back to around 1620.
Doing the Atlantic Road
? Take a little detour to this one of a kind gem.
boat service has daily departures from Kristiansund from May to August.