Atlantic Ocean Road

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The Atlantic Road  is a section of an original two-lane highway in Norway, in the county of Møre og Romsdal, in Norway.
The Atlantic Ocean Road connects Averøy to the mainland through a series of small islands and islets. Eight bridges have been built on a stretch of road just 8274 meters long.
Construction on the Atlantic Road began in August 1983 and was completed in July 1989 when it opened to traffic. For the first 10 years, tolls were charged, but in June 1999 the road became free.
The most interesting section of the Atlantic Ocean Road is the part from the town of Vevang  to the island of Averøya and Frei across the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Road has the titles “Building of the century Norway 2005” and “The best tourist road in the country” according to the newspaper The Guardian from 2006.

Access : Coordinates: 63.0167, 7.3545 / The road begins at Utheim on Averøy, close to the village of Kårvåg / The road connects the municipalities of Eide and Averøy, located in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The total length of the section is 8,274 meters.

Highlights :

  • Atlantic Ocean Road located in Norway. It passes through small islands and links the Norwegian settlements of Kristiansund and Molde. The unique road is part of the national tourist route Buttes-Korvogue with a length of 36 kilometers.The length of the Norwegian Atlantic Road is 8.27 km. Its significant part is made up of twelve bridges with a total length of 891 meters.
  •  Along the road there are 4 observation decks with parking lots and tourist information boards.
  •  There is the possibility of renting a boat, diving and even camping on this road.
  •  The Atlantic Tunnel connects the island of Averei and Kristiansund, the depth of the tunnel reaches 250 meters, which makes it one of the deepest underwater tunnels in the world.
  • The road is a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Routes in Norway,The road has been declared the world’s best road trip by The Guardian.
  •  Storseisundet Bridge : The famous “bridge to nowhere” The  Storseisundet Bridge  is raised 23 meters above the water. From a certain angle of view, this bridge, popularly nicknamed “drunk”, resembles a roller coaster that ends right into the sky.
  • The Atlantic Road is one of the 10 most dangerous roads in the world. During a storm, waves often roll over sections of the road, but this is not the worst thing. Hurricane winds can lead to much more dire consequences.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities,It is a popular spot for photographers, especially during autumn storms / Roundtrip by bus from Molde to the Atlantic Road / cycling.

Go next : County Møre og Romsdal , through which the Atlantic Road passes, includes some of the most beautiful places in Norway / Hurtigruten : a Norwegian public coastal route transporting passengers that travel locally, regionally  and also cargo between ports north of Tromsø.

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