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Pictures from the Atlantic road in Norway: the Atlantic road, Storseisundet bru and the coastline along the Atlantic road.

Atlantic road in Norway
The Atlantic Ocean road (in Norwegian, Atlanterhavsvegen) in Norway.

The 8.3 km (5 mi) long Atlantic road connects several small coastal communities and islands, from Averøy to Vevang and Eide in the Mainland. The road is part of Norwegian national road 64 (Rv 64) and has 8 bridges. It is located in Møre og Romsdal County in the Western Fjords area of Norway. It is also a popular tourist route and offers great open sea views. The Atlantic road is now toll-free.

Along the road, you’ll find resting areas, picnic areas and restaurants. Park your car and explore the islands by foot or by bike, or enjoy fishing, diving, and bird watching. Several smaller roads branch out to ports with breakwaters offering protection from the elements. The viewing platform on the outer end of the breakwater at Askevågen offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the archipelago and the ocean.

The impressive Storseisundet Bridge (in Norwegian, Storseisundet bru) is the longest (260 m, 850 ft.) of the eight bridges that make up the Atlantic Ocean Road.

The five kilometer long Atlantic Ocean tunnel connects Kristiansund (Gomalandet island) to the island Averøy so that it serves as an extension of the Atlantic Ocean road. With a depth of 250 meters (820 ft), it is one of the deepest undersea tunnels in the world.

You can combine a tour on the Atlantic Road with the Norwegian Coastal Express (Hurtigruten). You just leave the Hurtigruten in Kristiansund and catch up again in Molde.

View from the Atlantic road in Norway
View from the Atlantic road in Norway.


Coastline along the Atlantic road in Norway
The coastline along the Atlantic road in Norway.

See here pictures from another scenic route in Norway: Trollstigen road.


 

Links

Tourist roads
Official web site of the National Tourist Roads, incl. the Atlantic Road, in Norway.
The Atlantic Road
Information about the Atlantic Road, from Norway's National Tourist Board.
Dirk Wuyts
The pictures above are from Dirk Wuyts and the Association adc diving (adcdiving.be): his web site provides divers with travelogues, pictures and cultural information from his diving trips (site in Dutch).

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Norway > Pictures and travelogues > Norway's famous hotels

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