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National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road

National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Øyvind Leren
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Johan Wildhagen
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norge
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norge
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Steinar Melby
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Destinasjon Kristiansund & Nordmøre
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norge
National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road Photo: Roar Harsvik

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A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is also known to be the world's most beautiful drive. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 meters. The road was opened in 1989 and is toll free. The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history. The contrasts between a trip on a sun-soaked and tranquil summer day and a foam-sprayed journey in a storm from the northwest are amazing. Take your time and open all of your senses. The Atlantic Road experience will give you memories for life. Park your car at designated stopping places, climb a hillock and enjoy the salty air and the magnificent view. Whether the ocean is flat calm or a storm is brewing; there are great nature experiences in store. Make your way to Håholmen (daily boat trips during the summer). Håholmen and Strømsholmen also organise fishing trips. Several of the accommodation options on Averøy also offer fishing trips with a skipper. Contact the Tourist Information Office for more information.

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National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road - Photo: Øyvind Leren

National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road

A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is...

National Tourist Route - The Atlantic Road

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