The road runs between the towns of Molde and Kristiansund, both are population centers in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The Atlantic Road consists of a series low bridges over the sea, and a total of seven bridges chain the small islands together. Linking the many islands between Molde and Kristiansund, The Atlantic Road provides an unforgettable driving experience.
In 2005, the road was chosen as "Norway's construction of the century". The Atlantic Road has been given the status of National Tourist Route due to the architecture of the road, the bridges, and the incredible coastline it passes through.
VIEWPOINTS ALONG THE ROAD
There are both panoramic viewpoints and rest areas along the road, along with some stops for fishing at these areas. Along this road, you will get both a natural, marine and architectural experience. You will see the Atlantic Ocean, some spot seals, birds, and maybe a spot whale, if you’re lucky.
The Storseisundet Bridge has a dramatic and beautiful curve in the middle, and almost brings an artistic perspective into the technique of building bridges. Be aware of rough storms if you go here during the autumn, especially on your motorcycle, as the seawater blows up out of the sea, and onto the road. The construction workers experienced many of these situations during fierce hurricanes, while they were constructing the road.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Fishing tours are arranged on a daily basis through the summer, and there are many businesses offering these kinds of experiences. There are also many sea-sports centres, for those of you who want to dive. Wind-surfers dreaming of large waves and plenty of wind, can realise their dreams at the Hustadvika Bay. During the summer, from the 14th to 19th of July 2014, you can catch the famous Molde Jazz Festival.