The city borders
islands/municipalities Smøla to the northeast, Tustna to the east, Frei
to the south, and Averøy to the SW. In the NW, there's nothing but the
Norwegian Sea, besides the small island Grip.
City parts and structure
Kristiansund is built on four
islands, where Nordlandet ("North Land"), humorously called Marokko
("Morocco"), is the largest, and the site of the local airport, Kvernberget
(IATA code: KSU). Gomalandet and Kirk(e)landet ("Church Land"), second
and third in size, are considered separate "lands" (islands) even though
they are connected. The smallest island is Innlandet ("Innermost Land";
Kristiansund is one of the most densely populated cities of Norway, having
what is arguably the country's most urban small city center, due to the
relatively small size of the islands on which it is built and the very
constricted central harbour/town area of Kirkelandet.