Kristiansund and beyond, Norway 2017 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

Travelled: 232 kilometres from Vevang to Trondheim in the Western Fjordlands.

Visited: The Atlanterhavstunnelen (tunnel) NOK130, Kristiansund, Ferry to Halsa NOK112 and Trondheim

Stayed: Trondheim motorhome parking (Krogness Gate), just a bin. Free overnight but NOK20 per hour from 8-20 hours  N63.42550, E10.38184


After a great night sleep in Vevang we take one more lap over the bridges before heading on to Kristiansund.



As we approach Kristiansund we travel through the Atlanterhavstunnelen, at 5.7 kilometres in length, the tunnel drops to a depth of 250 metres below sea level making it one of the deepest road tunnels in the world.  It’s more a matter of how steeply it descents and then climbs.  The Hymer will not hold 70 kph in 3rd gear, so we are glad the brakes are back.



We roll into Kristiansund about an hour later after going through the most amazing and expensive tunnel.  Anyway we spot a few motorhomes down near the marina and turn to check it out.  It’s free parking and close to town, so we stop for lunch before going for a walk into town.
Pam is trying to make Kristiansund Open Air Marintime Museum look stylish.  As we walk along the marina an area has been set aside as a museum with some older boats under restoration etc.  There are a selection of old photos which show this area has changed little in a hundred years.
The sentrum in Kristiansund, it’s a nice walk along the quay.
Opposite the quay we find a Vinmonopolet (Government Bottle Shop). Alcohol above 5% is a controlled substance in Norway. So supermarkets only stock mid-strength beer ๐Ÿป. You didn’t know you could get a 4.8% Heineken did you ?  Mind you a 500ml can of Heineken is NOK34 or A$5.50 each.
So if you want wine or spirits you must by it from the Vinmonopolet.  Alcoholic drinks above 5% are heavily taxed.  Hence a nice New Zealand 3 liter cardboard Sav Bloc at NOK450 or A$72.
On the road again, its a long drive to Trondheim. Lots of bridges and several more tunnels.
And of course another ferry crossing from Kanestraum to Halsa.


We arrive in Trondheim just before six in the evening and luckily find a spot in a dedicated motorhome parking place.

To our dismay we find the parking is free overnight but the hourly rate after 8am is NOK20.  We had planned to spend the day here tomorrow but we may have a re-think.


Michael and Pam


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