The Atlantic Road

Fv64 10, 6530 Averøy, Norway

Declared “the world’s best road trip” by the Guardian, a drive along western Norway‘s 5.2 mile Atlantic Ocean Road is certainly bound to be inspiring. The road connects the mainland with several small islands of an archipelago, winding across the ocean, passing by lighthouses, rugged landscape and some of the most beautiful ocean terrain in the country.

In some places the road actually resembles a roller coaster track, and is particularly dramatic when wind and tide send waves crashing up and over the road itself.

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The Drive of Your Life

This five-mile stretch of County Road 64—near Kristiansund—hops and weaves its way across islands and skerries to link the idyllic island of Averøy with the mainland. Pull over in one of the rest stops and take a walk around the foothpaths to see this remarkable feat of engineering from all angles. Spend the night at one of the nearby campsites or cabins, and you’ll have the beautiful environment virtually to yourself on a long summer evening. Perfect for bird-watching and fishing.

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