Atlantic Road, Norway
Atlantic Road trips
The Atlantic Ocean Road (Toll Road) is a scenic five-mile stretch along highway Rv64 between Molde and Kristiansund in the counties of Møre and Romsdal. It opened in 1989 and passes over the Hustadvika – the infamous stretch of ocean which can be fantastically dramatic during a storm.
This breathtaking road was voted the Norwegian Construction of the Century in 2005 and is built on bridges and landfills across several small islets that literally jut out into the North Atlantic Ocean.
Why Atlantic Road is special
The road between Vevang and Averøy passes over eight bridges and embankments from islet to islet out to every point where the land meets the ocean. This stretch of ocean is an unforgettable experience whatever the weather. According to the local tourist information service, many visitors actually opt to visit the stretch in the autumn to experience the violent storms which pound the road.
While here, there’s the chance to observe whales and seals off-shore along the route, and many people also take the option of stopping off for some of the great fishing opportunities that are available. An annual race for runners – called Atlanterhavsløpet – is also arranged in the area, and this draws runners from all over Norway and from Europe.