The Atlantic Road is located in the Midwest part of the Norwegian coastline and it is part of the Norwegian national road 64. It is a very popular attraction in the country with a length of 8274 meters or 5.1 miles. Driving along this road is like it is teetering on the edge of the sea. This road is regarded like one of the most amazing roads in the world. It connects the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, which are the two most important population centers in the county of Møre og Romsdal located in the Fjord Norway. The road starts about 30 km southwest of the Kristiansund, and ends 47 km north of Molde.
The road looks like a roller coaster with amazing views and curvy bridges. This is the favorite road for many drivers and riders. It has been recognized like the Norwegian Construction of the Century, considered a National Tourist Route and designated a Cultural Heritage Site. This road includes eight bridges with a length of 891 meters total. The construction of the road began on August 1983, and the road was opened on 7 July 1989, the construction took 6 years. During the construction of the road, the area was hit by twelve European windstorms. The surface of the Atlantic road is asphalt and it had a cost of 122 million Norwegian krone. The Atlanterhavsveien is built on a few small islands and is spanned by several landfills and 8 bridges. There are many amazing photo opportunities here and the drive is definitely worth it. In Norwegian. This road is called the Atlanterhavsveien. The curvy road arches and dips over the waves of the Norwegian Sea that very often crash over the pavement during some sea storms, and during the construction it was subjected to 12 hurricanes. The road took a 5.2 mile segment of the County Road 64 in Norway and it consists 7 bridges, several causeways and 4 viewpoints. The weather in this zone is really unpredictable. It doesn’t take much time for the sun to change over to snow fall.
The Atlantic Road is one of the greatest roads in the world. The view is spectacular. Enjoy the view.
Technical facts about the Atlantic Road:
Overall length: 8274 meters Width: 6.5 meters Maximum gradient: 8% Cost: 122 million Norwegian Kroner (1989) Financing: 50% of highway funds, 25% employment assets and share capital, 25% toll Opening: 7 July 1989 Vevang Stream bridge: 119 meters long, 10 meters high Hulvågen bridges (3 bridges): 293 meters long, 4 meters high Storseisundet bridge: 260 meters long, 23 meters high Geitøysundet bridge: 52 meters long, 6 meters high Store Lauvøysund bridge: 52 meters long, 3 meters high Little Lauvøysund bridge: 115 meters long, 7 meters high