Norways Atlantic Road

Norway Atlantic Road

Norway Atlantic Road

Norway Atlantic Road

Is the Breathtaking Route You Need to Take

Norway Atlantic Road: Atlanterhavsveien, a National Tourist Route in northwest Norway, is so incredibly scenic it has understandably caught the attention of international media.

The iconic zigzag road has been called many things, like “Norwegian Construction of the Century”, “the world’s best road trip” and “the world’s best place to mend a broken heart”. Here’s why.

Norway Atlantic Road
Norway Atlantic Road

Due to its location and impressive construction, the Atlantic Road has won several awards and received many monikers.

 

Norway Atlantic Road : Norwegian Construction of the Century

First and foremost, the “Norwegian Construction of the Century”– awarded in 2005 by NRK (the national broadcaster) and the construction industry. NRK and Ut.no also named the road “Norway’s best bicycle trip” a couple of years later.

Norway Atlantic Road
Norway Atlantic Road

 

Norway Atlantic Road : the world’s best road trip

In 2006, The Guardian called the Atlantic Road “the world’s best road trip”, ranking it above attractions such as the Himalayas. In 2011, Fifth Gear called it “the world’s best place for car testing”, turning the Atlantic Road into a hotspot for filming car advertisements.

Norway Atlantic Road
Norway Atlantic Road

Located in the midwest part of the Norwegian coastline, the Atlantic Road is one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Driving along this road is like teetering on the edge of the sea. The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea that often crash over the pavement during storms.

This unique highway will bring you out to the very farthest point where the land ends and the ocean begins.

Beautiful nature, bendy roads and sometimes bad weather are a great combination that can describe this place!

 

Norway Atlantic Road : path at Eldhusøya in Averøy

Norway Atlantic Road
Norway Atlantic Road

The elevated hiking path at Eldhusøya in Averøy will take you around the island, nearly ascending to the summit. The view from here is unique, and the walk is suitable for all ages.

For a close encounter with the wilds of this location on your trip along the Atlantic Ocean Road, a stop at the Askevågen viewing platform is an absolute must.

Whatever the weather, this spot offers a stunning 360-degree view of the ocean, the archipelago and the mountainous shore, shielded from the wind and sea spray by tinted glass.
Stop off along the Atlantic Ocean Road and island-hop by boat to Håholmen for its sheltered fishing hamlet and original preserved historic wharves, fishermen’s huts and bakery.

 

Best Underground Wonders

 

Norway Atlantic Road : Harbour

This small island was a harbour, community and hive of industry for fishermen, merchants and seafarers from the 16th century. Dine on local fare by the seafront, or warm up by the fireplace in the cosy bakery-turned-snug.

If “technical” driving does nothing for you, get ready to see unusual birds flying overhead, while seals and whales swim off the coastline. Plus, at dusk there’s a wickedly orange sunset.

Norway Atlantic Road
Norway Atlantic Road

Throughout the Atlantic Road, there are designated outlook points where you can park your car, or walk by foot to appreciate the scenery.

The elevated viewing trail at the island of Eldhusøya, for instance, is made of metal grates built on piles hovering above the ground; a 150-meter long path that gives you the opportunity to really explore the area.

If you’re just looking for a quick pit stop, the Askevågen viewpoint is located at the tip of the breakwater. The viewing platform is small, but your photos will be huge on Instagram.

 

 


 

 

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7 Comments

  1. There was a lot of winding and winding road to get to the desired route.
    You get anxious and scream and I had a great time with the dear leader

  2. It seems such a lovely place. I hope I can get there one day. I love road trips and the Norway atlantic road seems like the perfect road to have a long and delightful trip, especially in the winter.
    Thank you for your post and introducing this wonderful place. keep up the good work!

  3. The long way and page that can be reached by car is very cool, but I prefer to walk this way on foot to get tired and have tea. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you, dear leader of the tour.

  4. The many winds that cause the equipment to shake become very interesting when you choose a place and the wind blows you forward and has a special excitement. Thank you, dear tour leader.

  5. I remember the long twisting story I had with my friend that I was holding the steering wheel in such a way that it seemed as if the steering wheel was getting out of my hand. It was the way we were going back, stress had taken over my whole body. Thank you for the tour, dear leader

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