Nothing is as mighty as the ocean ‒ our most important transport route for centuries, a source of income and the starting
point for innumerable recreational options. Few places bring you closer to the ocean and let you feel part of it in the same
way as Atlanterhavsvegen. Here you will feel the effects of winter storms and enjoy days of sunshine in the summer. The road
is a visual delight as it curves elegantly from islet to islet over its seven bridges. The natural surroundings and feats
of modern engineering combine to create a unique driving experience. The trip takes you from the fertile cultural landscape
of the coast across moorland to bare crags along the weather-beaten, open bay of Hustadvika.Take time to watch the sun disappearing
below the horizon from here. Atlanterhavsvegen has been described as the world’s most beautiful car drive. It is an intense
experience that will give you an insight into a harsh world where you must withstand a gust of wind.
The fisheries and wealth awaited in the open sea off Atlanterhavsvegen. The fishing industry needed better transport arteries
to strengthen trade and export. The islanders on Averøy worked hard to put a road in place but it was not until 1983 that
work commenced. Working conditions were very demanding and the construction workers experienced a total of twelve hurricanes
during the six-year-long construction period. The road was opened in 1989, and in 2005 it was chosen as the Norwegian construction
of the century.
The proximity to the ocean dominates and on the fishing bridges you are guaranteed a catch. This is the place for everyone
who loves angling, regardless of whether you are a hobby fisherman or a professional. If you have a diving certificate, we
recommend a dive down to the dense forest of seaweed where you can experience the rich, exciting life underwater. At the end
of the breakwater at Aksvågen you can feast your eyes on the view when the weather is good, and when storms roll in you can
feel your body buffeted by the power of nature. Cycling along the road will expose you to the vagaries of the weather, the
wind, the ocean and stunning natural experiences. You can also make short detours on the many coastal paths and experience
even more of nature and the landscape.