I love looking at some of the amazing roads that have been built around the world which are true engineering feats, but this one in Norway really caught my attention.
It’s built on several small islands and reefs, and consists of eight bridges and several roads and overpasses. It has a close view of the open sea, which apparently is rare on the roads along the Norwegian coast, and on the right day you not only get to see the ocean, you also get to taste it.
The Atlanterhavsvegen or more commonly known as the Atlantic Road is an 8.3 kilometre section of highway that runs past Husdadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland
The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was abandoned and serious planning for a road started in the 1970s, and construction commenced on 1 August 1983 with it opening on 7 July 1989.
The road has been awarded the title as “Norwegian Construction of the Century”, is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is part of what some say is the world’s best
The Atlantic Road has certainly become a tourist attraction with caution being recommended while driving it due to the number of visitors that frequent it and maybe due to the fact that you could get a little sea spray on the windscreen!!
So buckle up and enjoy the ride: