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The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route

The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route Photo: Johan Wildhagen
The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route Photo: Steinar Melby
The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route Photo: Destinasjon Kristiansund & Nordmøre
The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route Photo: Roar Harsvik
The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route

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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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The Atlantic Road - The  National Tourist Route - Photo: Johan Wildhagen

The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route

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...

The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route

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