The Atlantic Road is known as ”The Road in the Ocean”, with seven bridges that allows the road to follow the islands in the sea like a snake.
The Atlantic Road takes you on a unique journey close to the powerful Atlantic Ocean. This National Tourist Route opened in 1989, and is considered the most beautiful road trip in the world by some, thanks to the combination of modern engineering and spectacular natural surroundings. The road was chosen as the Norwegian Construction of the Century in 2005, and takes you on a journey through moorland, fertile cultural landscape, weather beaten bays and islands.
For centuries, the ocean has been of great importance in Norway, both as a means of transport but also to industry, recreation and activities. In the communities close to the Atlantic Ocean, the fishing industry has been of great importance for generations.
The Atlantic Road is not only an improvement for transporting goods for the fishing industry, but also a magnificent journey for anyone who wants to experience the unique combination of nature and engineering, whether by car, foot or bike.
Fishing enthusiasts will find plenty of good spots, from the shore or on a boat excursion. The area is also highly interesting for watching seabirds, seals and other wildlife. If you are lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of the sea eagle, swooping in for the catch of the day. Wind-and wavesurfers will find great challenges, and diving enthustiasts have plenty to explore under the surface.
Atlantic Road Walking
Eldhusøya on the Atlantic Road is the largest rest area along the Atlantic Road and is located on a scenic spot at the ocean's edge, perfect for a rest stop to enjoy the scenery.
Parts of the island are wet marshland and vulnerable to pedestrian traffic, so please stick to the well-marked trails. The elevated hiking path has been constructed of latticework secured on poles, nearly floating above the terrain. There is also a Service Centre with a kiosk, an information stand, facilities and a car park.
The elevated hiking path at Eldhusøya in Averøy will take you around the island, nearly ascending to the summit. The view from here is unique, and the walk is suitable for all ages.