The Atlantic Road is a 8-kilometre long stretch of road between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, the two main population centers in the county in Fjord Norway. The road starts approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Kristiansund and ends 47 kilometers north of Molde.
The 8.3 km (5 mile) road, with 8 bridges of a total length of 891 meters, is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills. This road has an open sea view which is not so common for roads along the Norwegian coast. Here the distance between the islands was so small that a road could be built across the archipelago. In addition there are fjords and mountains inside the road. The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was ultimately abandoned
It is by far the scariest road you will ever take yet the most exciting adventure during a rainy-stormy day we have to admit!!!! The Atlantic Road has been awarded the status national tourist route because of the architecture of the road and the bridges, and the incredible coastline it passes through and the world’s best road trip.
The construction started 1 August 1983 and was opened on the 7th of July 1989. Some call it the most frightening bridge ever. We absolutely recommend going and you will not believe your eyes how picturesque everything looks! At times, you will feel its an illusion and most of the time you will feel that the end of the road is a steep on a hill. You heart will pound so hard that you will be lost for words. What’s even crazier is that its a two way bridge – the most memorable experience and feeling you will ever have! Go in the Autumn and experience the raging storms…and drive!
There are so many other things to do and hotels to stay at so make it a trip!
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