Atlantic Ocean Road

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Atlantic Ocean Road

The Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien), one of two possible routes between Kristiansund (map) and Molde (map). One of Møre og Romsdal’s most popular attraction is a 8 km long piece of road connecting Averøy to the mainland via a stretch of several islets connected by 8 bridges.

It runs between the villages of Kårvåg (map) and Vevang (map). It is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge (map).

The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. It is a popular site to film automotive commercials, has been declared the world’s best road trip.

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Along the Atlantic Road, there are also opportunities to enjoy the coastal environment. You can hire equipment to go fishing or diving, join local fishermen for a trip out to sea or find places to stay overnight.

The road begins at Utheim on Averøy, close to the village of Kårvåg. It runs onto the island of Kuholmen and then across the 115-meter (377 ft) long Little Lauvøysund Bridge onto the island of Lille Lauvøy. It continues across the 52-meter (171 ft) long Store Lauvholmen Bridge onto Store Lauvøy.

Next it crosses the equally long Geitøysund Bridge to Geitøya, which features a viewpoint and parking. It then runs across Eldhusøya and Lyngholmen, before reaching Ildhusøya, where there are a resting place, parking and a viewpoint.

Next is Storseisundet Bridge, a cantilever bridge 260 meters (850 ft) long. The municipal boundary between Eide and Averøy runs under the bridge. It then runs across Flatskjæret, where there is a viewpoint, before crossing onto Hulvågen via the three Hulvågen Bridges, which combined are 293-meter (961 ft) long. From there the road runs through Skarvøy and Strømsholmen, both with a resting place.

The route reaches the mainland over the 119-meter (390 ft) long Vevangstraumen Bridge.

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Ruter – ruter.no (Oslo and Akershus area)

Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Getting around (visitnorway.com)

 BUS >   An extensive range of express buses connect cities all over Norway and even most national parks. NOR-WAY Bussekspress and Boreal Transport are the biggest operators. Nettbuss also runs some express routes.

 RAIL >   Train schedules can be found on the website of the Norwegian State Railways and the Swedish Railways. You can buy a Norwegian Rail Pass or the equivalent InterRail One Country Pass to travel relatively cheaply by train through Norway. If your itinerary is fixed and you don’t have too many destinations, it might be cheaper to buy ‘Minipris’ tickets online.

 AIRPORTS >   Avinor.no – Norway airports information

 WATERWAYS >  Hurtigruten «Express Route»Color LineStena LineFjord LineDFDS Seaways.

In regions with lots of fjords and islands, particularly along all the coast from Stavanger to Tromsø, an extensive network of catamaran express passenger boats (“hurtigbåt”) shuttle between towns and cities, and connect islands otherwise accessible only with difficulty.

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