Atlantic Ocean Road – Drive on Europe’s most beautiful road

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With this new article  we are going to introduce a new category in our blog named “Unique Destinations”. In this new section we will focus on places that are unique and differ from ordinary travel destinations. Journeys already made or planned. On our first post we will refer to the famous  Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.

Atlanterhavsvegen (iStock image)

Located in the midwest part of the Norwegian coast, the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsvegen in Norwegian) is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Driving along this road is like crossing the sea. It is built on several small islands, which are connected by several causeways and bridges (the most famous being Storseisundet Bridge). The  road turns and passes over the wild waves of the frozen Norwegian Sea, that often crash over the construction during storms. 

The route was originally designed as a railway line in the early 20th century but this plan was abandoned. Planning of the road started again in the 1970s and construction started on 1 August 1983. During construction the area was hit by 12 European windstorms. The road was opened on 7 July 1989, having cost 122 million Norwegian krone. 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 and been awarded the title as “Norwegian Construction of the Century”. 

Atlanterhavsvegen Map

For more information, check the site of the official travel guide authorized by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries  www.visitnorway.com  : https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/northwest/listings-northwest/national-tourist-route-atlanterhavsvegen/11862/

Are you up for a ride ?

One Comment Add yours

  1. OmgUp says:

    Beautiful place 😍

    Liked by 1 person

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