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A ride you won’t forget

August 15, 2014

Ever feel bored on a road trip? You won’t be on this one.
The Atlantic Ocean road in Norway is just about the most scenic route one can imagine. 8.3 km in length (5.2 miles), connecting the towns of Kristiansund and Molde it zigzags across seven bridges over the sea. As it passes through incredible coastline and offers some amazing views, it’s one of the most visited places in Norway and was chosen as “Norway’s construction of the century”.

Storseisundet is the tallest bridge and its dramatic curve makes it a visitor’s favourite. The whole road is also one of the best examples how people can interact with nature to create something beautiful.

Photo: HazelTen

Photo: HazelTen

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Photo from Fjordtravel.no

There are four panoramic view- and rest areas, where you can not only enjoy the view the amazing landscape, but also spot some rare wildlife, including birds and seals. You can also try fishing or, if you prefer something more extreme, scuba diving.

If you decide to visit Atlantic Ocean Road off-season, be prepared for some dramatic weather changes. Even during the construction, the road experienced 12 heavy storms and it can be really dangerous during the winter. But traveling during winter months can also offer you a chance to experience the amazing northern lights, as Norway is one of the best places on Earth to see them.

For more info and some useful tips go to VisitNorway.com

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