Easily among the world’s most beautiful drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road (in Norwegian, the Atlanterhavsvegen) was once voted Norway’s “Engineering Feat of the Century"—and that’s in a country with quite an impressive infrastructure of tunnels and bridges. There’s mind-blowing coastal scenery at every bend along the way as you travel across islands and islets joined by eight bridges on this National Tourist Route of Norway that connects the towns of Molde, in the south, and Kristiansund, at its northern end. The drive takes about 2.5 hours, but you’ll want to allow extra time for frequent stops to enjoy the scenery, watch locals fishing for cod from the bridges and breathe in some of the freshest air in the world.

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