Kristiansund is a city located on an archipelago of five islands – Nordlandet, Kirkelandet, Frei and Innlandet - just off the west coast of Norway. The city is known for the oldest public transport network in the world – a ferry system known as Sundbåt, which makes for a quaint detour, but hiring a car in Kristiansund is the best way to navigate the outstanding natural terrain of the region. Landmarks include Kirkelandet Church, due to its striking modern design, and Kristiansund Opera House. The Fishing town of Grip is popular, and for those driving around Kristiansund, the famed Atlantic Road is simply unmissable, constituting one of the finest scenic drives in Europe.