Kristinsund is the largest and most populated city in Hanist. It is a major port thanks to its sheltered natural harbor. A long bridge spans the Berger river, about ten miles north of town, and a well-maintained road connects Kristinsund to the imperial capitol of Elverum.

Kristinsund is a major consumer of wood harvested in Engenstut County, and ferries travel between Kristinsund and the western shore of the Berger in Otern, transporting wood and finished goods.