Fishing village of Grip
Grip – a small fishing community with a dramatic history
Grip lies 14 km off the coast near Kristiansund and consists of more than 80 islands of various size. The only populated island, besides Grip Island itself, is Bratthårskollen, site of the 47 metre high Grip lighthouse.
Houses jostle shoulder to shoulder along the narrow streets of Grip Island. With its many boathouses and jetties, and with the old stave church perched in the middle of the island, Grip appears from afar to be a small town floating on the sea. During the summer Grip is populated by descendants of those who lived here year round, before the island was abandoned in 1964.
Visitors will find a trip to Grip one of the most worthwhile summer excursions along the coast of Fjord Norway.
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