Atlanterhavsvegen ("The Atlantic Road"), Rv64
This road has been voted "construction of the century" by the Norwegians and ranked as one of the world's best road trips by The Guardian.
On the Atlantic Road, you can drive across bridges and causeways from island to island right out to the ocean's edge. The road stretches between the fishing village of Bud and the city of Kristiansund. It is easy to park your car in one of the many lay-bys and walk a few metres to the smooth coastal rocks and some excellent fishing spots, or fish from the fishing bridge at the road.
Eldhusøya, the largest rest area along the Atlantic Road, is located on a scenic spot at the ocean's edge. The walkway there is made of latticework floating above the terrain, secured on poles. In addition to the suspended walkway, there is also a service building containing a kiosk, information stand and facilities.
Family friendly paths are made several places; in Bud, at Farstad and Vevang.
There are both diving, seal safari and fishing trips available at Strømsholmen Sea Sport Center. A stone's throw or two to the west, the shipping lane crosses the notorious waters of Hustadvika, which conceal innumerable wrecks. This is also where you find the idyllic fishing village of Håholmen.
The Trollstigen road
The Trollstigen road twists through 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra, 2,814 feet above sea level. In some places it is cut into the mountain, in others it is built on top of stone walls.
An impressive bridge in natural stone carries the road across the Stigfossen waterfall. The road is closed in winter and normally opens in late May or early June.
Trollveggen and Romsdalseggen ridge
Admire the famous Trollveggen cliff face, or hike the Romsdalseggen ridge. The Romsdal area is widely regarded as a prime spot for hiking, climbing and skiing. The Romsdaleggen ridge starts and ends in Åndalsnes, and is included in a day trip, with magnificent views over the Romsdalsfjord, the Trollveggen wall, and the Romsdalshornmountain peak.
The Eikesdalen valley and Mardalsfossen waterfall
Explore Eikesdalen valley with its dramatic nature and the Mardalsfossen waterfall that cascades 974 feet down into the valley, making it the fourth highest waterfall in the world. The whole waterfall is 2,148 feet from top to bottom and is an impressive sight from 20 June to 20 August each year, when the water is released to bypass the hydroelectric power plant. The walk up to the waterfall takes about 45 minutes.
The Aursjøvegen road
The scenic Aursjøvegen mountain road (toll road) goes from Eikesdalen valley over to the Sunndalsøra Valley. Some may say that this road is even wilder than Trollstigen. The road's highest point lies at 2,828 feet above sea level, and the road is open from June to October/November.
The Innerdalen valley
Innerdalen is frequently called Norway's most beautiful mountain valley. There is no road leading to the valley, so you must walk from the parking at Nerdalen, Ålvundeid (a 1 to 1.5-hour walk of medium difficulty).
Innerdalen is pleasant and sheltered, and with the majestic Innerdalstårnet mountain at 4,763 feet above sea level, it feels almost like a place of worship.
The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has several marked trails that start from the valley, and there is accommodation available at Innerdalshytta cabin and Renndølsetra summer farm.
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