‘A Highway Which Looks Like a Hot Wheels Playset’
Atlantic Ocean road in Norway is a fantastic and spectacular road and is also very popular tourist attraction. Both the local population and tourist visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other fish directly from the bridges.there is a special bridge which is specially designed for fishing purpose.The curvy road arches and the dips of this road over the brutal Norwegian Sea as it winds its way across number of tiny islands connecting the communes of Eide and Averoy. The Storseisundet Bridge is the longest bridge of all the eight bridges that make up Atlanterhavsveien,it is the most frequently photographed location of the Atlantic Ocean road.It is called as road to nowhere,it is called so because when it is photographed at an angle it can be seen that the bridge is nowhere and it is going directly into Norwegian Sea.
The Atlantic Ocean Road is located in the mid west part of the Norwegian coastline,the road with a length of 8274 meters i.e., nearly 5.1 miles,It is a part of Norwegian national road 64.The Atlantic road links the towns of Kristiansund and Molde,these are the two main populated cities in the county of More og Romsdal in Fjord Norway.The road starts approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Kristiansund and ends at 47 kilometers north of Molde.This bridge offers one of the popular tourist attraction in Norway.
This bridge was first proposed during the early 20th century.At that time the planning of the Rauma line to connect the National highway to More od Romsdal was under taking.Many other proposals were under discussion to extend its costal towns.during the year 1921 The More og Romsdal country council choose the outer route,which will follow the national highway close to that of the road.In the year 1935 the parliament of Norway decided to connect the coastal towns in Møre og Romsdal to Andalsnes by road instead of rail.The schematics and planning for a road began developing in the 1970′s,but construction not yet started until August 1,1983.After being hit by one hurricane after another nearly after 12 hurricanes and costing 122 million Norwegian Krone,the bridge was finally opened on July 7,1989.
The Drive along this Atlantic Ocean Road,Norway is like having a journey on the edge of the sea.This road is one of the spectacular roads in the world and is being attracted by the sea view and the curves dips arches that makes one to feel whether we are going into the sea.The engineers of had done a great job in the construction and made it being unique of this type.The road which looks like a roller coaster,curvy bridges and phenomenal views have made it a favorite drive through for the people who love travelling on roads and motorcyclists.It was also designated a Cultural Heritage Site and is also considered as a National Tourist Route,it has been recognized as the Norwegian Construction of the century.
The Atlantic Ocean road consists of 8 roads of about 891 meters.From the town of Kristiansund, the Atlantic Road is only a 30 minute drive through the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel.After passing through the tunnel you cross the island of Averoy with Kvernes Stave Church,the tour takes you through agricultural land and small villages on the lush island of Averoy before the landscape becomes more open as we approach the Atlantic Road.This is a spot where we will be having a lot of opportunities to stop and take photos and admire the dramatic coast and the fantastic scenery around Kvernes stave church,The beautiful and unique stave church is situated on a hill with great views of the Kvernesfjord,which is one of Norway’s youngest stave churches.The stave church has a very long history and is belonging to the 14th century.The very scenic west side of the island, and the incredible coastline out towards Hustadvika.
The drive through this road is spectacular and it is a great place to go and watch the sunset or sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean .It looks great when the waves crashing against the side of the bridge,sometimes come flushing over when its bad weather.There is much more to the Atlantic Ocean Road than roads and bridges.we can park our car on one of the parking sites and walk just a short distance to the best fishing places.There you may catch a nice coal fish which tastes deliciously grilled on a campfire.We can even have a better enjoyment by using a boat for rent from the local people gives you even better experience of catching fishes.
The Atlantic Ocean Road,Norway road offers many spots for angling.The area is also rich in seabirds and seals.Out here by the open sea,nature challenges include wind and wave surfing,diving in the ships,graveyard of Hustadvika and other exciting prospects.The Atlantic Ocean Road,known as Atlanterhavsveien in Norwegian is just about the most scenic route one could imagine.The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea that often crash over the pavement during storms.Many tourists choose to travel to the Atlantic Road during the autumn to experience the ranging storms that pound the road.