LOCATION : BREMSNESKAIA, BREMSNES, 6530 AVERØY, NORDMØRE, NORWAY
GPS : 63.089020, 7.667878 // 63°05'20.4"N 7°40'04.9"E // GOOGLE MAPS >>
DATES : AUGUST 14-16, 2015
JOIN US FOR SOME GREAT DAYS, FUN AND GOOD TIMES ON THE WEST COAST OF NORWAY
The ETR Atlantic Road Festival 2015 is a celebration of the world-renouned Atlantic Road, as a great tourist experience, and as an opportunity to bring a lot of people together from many different countries, to enjoy some great music, fun, friends, local food and beverages, as well as lots of motorbikes and a nice atmosphere, in a great location.
After a lot of searching, we have found a perfect site for the ETR Atlantic Road Festival, at Bremsneskaia in Bremsnes, which is situated about 11km southwest of Kristiansund, and 20km northeast of Kårvag, and the start of the Atlantic Road itself.
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THE ETR ATLANTIC ROAD FESTIVAL IS FOR MOTORBIKERS, RIDERS, TRIKERS, BIKERS, DRIVERS, LOVERS AND HIKERS
The Atlantic Road is one of the great sections of the ETR // European Touring Route, and thousands of motorcyclists, and possibly millions of other types of tourists experience the Atlantic Road, every year. As well as the Atlantic Road section, there are many other great rides in the area, so feel free to explore the region on your own terms, so you can recommend your discoveries to other travellers at the festival!
GOOD HARD ROCK AND HUGE ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPES
The ETR Atlantic Road Festival brings a combination of music styles together, from Rock and Blues to Lounge and Electronic, and Friday the 14th will be a primarily Electronic experience, with international DJ’s constructing soundscapes inspired by the vast and rugged Norwegian landscape, with the party rolling onwards after midnight. The next day, Saturday, will see a barrage of Hard Rock and Blues thundering throughout the harbour area, and an electronic afterparty in the bright Norwegian night. Sounds like fun, eh?
Some of the bands and DJ’s include:
Ingo Vogelmann (DE)
Terje Sæther (NO)
Robert Solheim (NO)
Brother Tuck's (NO)
(The program will change as we get closer to the festival date).
RIDE THE ATLANTIC ROAD MORE THAN ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!
The world-famous Atlantic Ocean Road, or Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer section of Norwegian County Road 64, which runs through an archipelago in the Norwegian Sea, between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy, and Vevang in Eida, Norway. The Atlantic Road is preserved as a Cultural Heritage Site, and is classified as a National Tourist Route.
It has been declared the “World's Best Road Trip” by the Guardian Newspaper, and been awarded the title as "Norwegian Construction of the Century”, because of the architecture of the road and the bridges, and the incredible coastline it passes through.
The Atlantic Road is built on a string of small islands and rock formations, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts, and eight bridges. The most memorable is Storseisundet Bridge, a cantilever bridge measuring 260 meters (850 ft) with a bend in the middle of it. The municipal boundary between Eide and Averøy runs under the Storseisundet Bridge. In 2009, the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel opened from Averøy to Kristiansund, and together they form a second fixed link between Kristiansund and Molde.
As far back as 1909, there had been plans to create a transport route through the islands, and at that time, discussions were had about carving a railway line through the region. Eventually, the car became a natural means of transportation, and plans for the railway were subsequently dropped.
The Atlantic Road was then built, and opened on July 7th, 1989, at a cost 122 million Norwegian Kroner. 75 percent was financed with public grants, 25 percent was financed with tolls, and collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years, but by June 1999, the road was paid off, and the toll was removed. Now you can ride it as much as you want, in both directions, and enjoy it as much as you can, while you’re there.
There are several panoramic viewpoints and rest areas in interesting architectural forms situated along the Atlantic Road, where you can experience both nature and architecture in a great interaction with each other. Some of the viewing platforms are also popular with anglers, and many travel from different countries to fish there.
Just to the west of Hustadvika, is the notorious stretch of open sea, where many shipwrecks lie broken on the seafloor, due to the many dramatic Winter storms that ravage the area. Many tourists actually choose to travel to the Atlantic Road during late Autumn, to experience the raging storms and that hammer the roadway. Below, is the opposite effect - tranquility and a vast expanse to clear your mind, and dream BIG!
GREAT ACTIVITIES IN THE NORDMØRE REGION
There are many other great activities, experiences and things to do in the spectacular Nordmøre Region, both before AND after the ETR Atlantic Road Festival, so you should stick around for a few days to enjoy the many great things this exciting region has to offer.
If you get tired of riding your motorcycle on fantastic roads (for example, The Aursjøveien Road), you can always spend a couple of days on other activities, such as Hiking, Climbing, Exploring, Mountain biking, Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Diving, eating local cuisine, or visiting The Bremsnes Cave, and the many small villages, secluded bays and inlets, and the great museums and local craft shops that you’ll find in the beautiful coastal towns of the magnificent Nordmøre Region.
FOR INSPIRATION, CHECK OUT THESE GREAT PANORAMAS FROM FJORDNORWAY.COM
Some highlights include:
The Atlantic Road - Drive or ride this great piece of road infrastructure more then once in your life!
Grip - the fishing village with the exciting story, 14 km off the coast of Kristiansund:
Kristiansund - the city that floats in the sea:
Innerdalen - the most beautiful mountain valley:
The Aursjøveien Road - tougher than Trollstigen:
Åmotan - waterfalls and gorges in the upper parts of Sunndalen:
Surnadal - at the foot of Trollheimen (Home of the Trolls):
Todalen - with beautiful Todalsfjord and the mountain farm “Kårvatn”:
This video by Roar Harsvik will give you an idea of the other fun things you can do in the area:
Or, you could just try to outrun the Internet, get offline, relax for a few days, at some of the beautiful and tranquil coastal villages, or find your own slice of Heaven, far from the crowds, the traffic, the stressful work life, and far from technology, screens, iPads and mobile phones. In fact, don't even bring your phone!
ETR ATLANTIC ROAD FESTIVAL CAMPING
To get the most out of the Atlantic Road Festival, you should camp overnight in one of the camping grounds beside the main festival area. We’re providing 2 separate camping areas, one is close to the festival, for those that like to party, and will probably burn the candle at both ends every night, and one campsite for those that like to get some sleep between party sessions, which is situated a bit further away from the fun.
Both campsites cost the same, and the price is charged per person sleeping there (not per tent), so there’s no point trying to fit 10 people into a 2-person tent. Unless you like that kind of thing. Camping passes can be bought at the entrance to each campsite.
Facilities include: Secure Parking, Secure Camping, Showers, Toilets, Food, Mobile phone and device recharging, Secure Storage for your equipment.
(this following photo is NOT the ETR ARF Campsite, it's just another beautiful location in the area...)
PARKING AT THE ETR ATLANTIC ROAD FESTIVAL
Motorcycles park for free, everybody else pays a fee. Both motorcycles and cars will be under the watchful eye of our experienced security staff, so you can relax and have fun, knowing that your beloved motorcycle will be safe in the MC Parking area. Parking permits can be bought at the entrances to the parking areas. You can also park your house, if you bring it:
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES - EATING AND DRINKING
There will be plenty of good food types and beverages to choose from, catering for everything from meat eaters to vegetarians, and you’ll be able to find something nice to keep you satisfied, tanked-up and ready to party. Visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol or food, but don’t worry, all of these will be available inside the festival area, so you won't starve or shrivel up from dehydration. There will be enough there to keep you hydrated...
PRICES IN NORWEGIAN KRONER (NOK)
Multi-day Pass including camping, parking, and admission for all 3 days.
For 2 concert days - Friday and Saturday. (camping and parking are bought separately, as required).
For 1 day. (camping and parking are bought separately, as required).
Camping for 1 night (per night). Buy at entrance to campsite.
Car Parking (per day). Buy at entrance to parking area.
Motorcycle parking is free...
NASJONALE TURISTVEGER // NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTES IN NORWAY >> www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en/routes/atlanterhavsvegen
1) DIGITAL PRINTED TICKETS
A PDF ticket is sent to your email address, after payment online. Print the ticket, as the QR code will be scanned at the festival entrance, where you exchange it for your Festival Pass.
2) DIGITAL MOBILE TICKETS
A Digital Ticket is sent to your Mobile Phone, and the QR code is scanned at the entrance to the festival, where you will receive your Festival Pass.
3) PAY ON ARRIVAL
It is also possible to pay at the entrance with cash or card, after which, you will receive your festival pass.
Printed Tickets can be bought at selected locations around the Møre & Romsdal Region.