Atlantic Ocean Road.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien) is a scenic coastal road in Norway that stretches across an archipelago of small islands and skerries along the northwestern coastline. It is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world and attracts tourists from all over.

Also сheck оut мore info: Roundtrip by bus from Molde / Roundtrip by bus Kristiansund

Location: The Atlantic Ocean Road is located in Møre og Romsdal county in western Norway. It connects the towns of Kårvåg (map) and Vevang (map), spanning a distance of about 8.3 kilometers (5.2 miles).

Scenic Highlights: The road offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, and numerous small islands. There are several viewpoints along the way where you can stop, take photos, and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

Bridges and Viaducts: The Atlantic Ocean Road features a series of bridges and viaducts that connect the islands, creating a unique driving experience. The most iconic bridge is the Storseisundet Bridge (map), which appears to curve dramatically as you approach it.

Driving Experience: The road is narrow and winding, and the weather can be unpredictable, so it is essential to drive cautiously. During stormy weather, the road can be particularly challenging, but it also offers a thrilling experience as you drive through the crashing waves.

Fishing and Wildlife: The Atlantic Ocean Road is popular among anglers due to its proximity to rich fishing grounds. You may spot various seabirds, seals, and even whales along the coastline.

Visiting Tips

Best Time to Visit: The road can be visited throughout the year, but the summer months (June to August) offer more pleasant weather and longer daylight hours. Keep in mind that the road can be busy during peak tourist season.

Plan Sufficient Time: While the drive itself takes around 20 minutes, it’s recommended to allow extra time for stops, photos, and exploring the viewpoints along the road.

Nearby Attractions: There are other attractions in the area worth visiting, such as the nearby fishing village of Bud (map), the picturesque town of Kristiansund (map), and the stunning Trollstigen mountain road (map).

Services: There are facilities such as parking areas, toilets, and picnic spots available along the road for visitors’ convenience.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Ruter – We plan, coordinate, order and market public transport in Oslo and former Akershus (now part of Viken county).

Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around (visitnorway.com)

BUS: Vy Buss is one of the largest bus operators in Norway, offering regional and long-distance bus services. Nor-Way Bussekspress specializes in long-distance express bus services.

TRAIN: Train schedules can be found on the website of the Norwegian State Railways and the Swedish Railways. You can buy a Norwegian Rail Pass or the equivalent InterRail One Country Pass to travel relatively cheaply by train through Norway.

AIRPORT: Avinor.no – Norway airports information.

FERRY: Hurtigruten «Express Route»Color LineStena LineFjord LineDFDS Seaways. In regions with lots of fjords and islands, particularly along all the coast from Stavanger to Tromsø, an extensive network of catamaran express passenger boats (“hurtigbåt”) shuttle between towns and cities, and connect islands otherwise accessible only with difficulty.

+ Norwegian Cyclist Association

World’s Most Dangerous Road? Norway Road Trip.

If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Norway, then here’s a few travel tips. Today’s Norway Road vlog took us through Geiranger, to the world famous Trollstigen road, the city of Alesund, the Atlantic Ocean Road AND ended after 3 flights in Lofoten. Yeah. That’s a lot.

video source: Lost LeBlanc / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

If you plan to visit Norway for up to 90 days, you can apply for a visitor’s visa. With this visa you can visit all Schengen countries.

entur.no

With Entur you will find buses, trams, trains, subways, ferries, scooters and city bikes all in one place. Download the Entur app.

Trekking.

Norway’s largest outdoor life organization, with more than 300,000 members in 56 local member organisations across the country.

Norwegian Scenic Routes: Norway’s scenic routes are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes. The Norwegian Scenic Routes website offers detailed information about these routes, including maps, highlights, attractions, viewpoints, and facilities along the way. It’s an excellent resource if you’re planning a road trip in Norway.

The Norwegian Trekking Association (in short DNT) is Norway’s biggest outdoor activities organisation. For 150 years, we’ve been working to promote trekking and to improve conditions for all who enjoy the country’s broad range of outdoor attractions. Public right of access.

miljodirektoratet.no: The Directorate for Nature Management website offers further information on the Public right of access, including seven downloadable (PDF format) brochures in English.

www.yr.no: Norwegian weather services. Served by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK.