The Norwegian Klipfish Museum – This fascinating museum is housed within an original clipfish wharf from 1749 on the island of Gomalandet, and gives an excellent insight into the beginning of the Norwegian clipfish industry. The wooden beams still smell faintly of dried fish and salt!
The Opera impulses – The opera impulses are a two-week spectacular opera festival held every February. Kristiansund’s unusual fascination with opera began with the local clipfish exporting companies, who were exposed to it on the European continent and brought their interest back home with them. Kristiansund’s classical music and theatre scene was already thriving from the early 19th century onwards. At the turn of the century local composers began writing and producing their own operas, including the famous Donna Bacalao, an opera about the local clipfish industry.