How to Make the Most of Norway’s Atlantic Road

In his final appearance as James Bond, Daniel Craig drove along Norway’s Atlantic Road. This was just the latest of a long line of film and TV appearances for the route 64’s five-mile stretch since its 1989 opening.

The Atlantic Road is one of 18 national scenic routes in Norway. It has been given substantial investment to improve its facilities and pedestrian walkways, as well as other points of interest.

The famed five-mile stretch of route 64 is not the only scenic route. The entire scenic route from Karvag, to Bud is 22 miles long. There are many other things to do and see beyond the driving experience.

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Drivers who plan to drive the Atlantic Road are common goals. The area is worth more than just a quick drive across the bridges.

Kristiansund is a great place to spend an overnight. There are many seafood and fish restaurants in the town. It is also the beginning point for the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel, which will take you to the Atlantic Road.

The 3.5-mile-long tunnel undersea was opened in December 2009. It has made it much easier to visit the Atlantic Road. The tunnel is completely toll-free since 2020.

Averoy Island

It’s better to take your time at Averoy island than driving straight to the Atlantic Road when leaving the tunnel. For the first of many coastal walks, go straight to Sveggen, an old fishing village.

Cycling the Atlantic Road

It is part of Norway’s National Cycle Route 1, which is a well-known route for cyclists, as it covers the entire coast of Norway. The route runs between Bergen and North Cape. It is also part the pan-European route EuroVelo1.

Heavy summer traffic and distracted drivers should make cyclists aware of. Sudden splashes of water or strong gusts of winds can pose a problem.

Bud fishing village

Bud is now a small trading post along the coast route between Trondheim and Bergen. The colorful waterfront houses are proof that Bud was once an important port of trade. Today, Bud is a quieter spot that is well-known for both its charm and its military history.

The Ergan Coastal Fort was built by German occupation during World War Two and has been preserved as a war memorial museum. Wildlife lovers and keen photographers will be interested in Bud’s black-legged kittiwake colony.

Vevang – Coastal art

Vevang, at the west end of the famous stretch road, is worth a stop due to its coast path and stunning views of the ocean. The path leads to an artifact that is found on rocks, heath-covered hills, and in the water.

Jan Freuchen’s marble sculpture Columna Transatlantica was inspired by fallen Greek columns.

Askevagen, Ocean View

Askevagen has one of the most spectacular views in the region. The viewpoint at the breakwater’s end offers a spectacular view of the ocean, mountains and shoreline.

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