Imagine waves rising up alongside the highway road you are driving on.

Wasves crashing over the atlantic highway in norway
Photo: Berit Roald

Scary? Exciting? Challenging?

Trying to take in the beautiful scenery and keep your eyes focused on the breathtaking road is not an easy task, but one you should come experience for yourself!

There are many reasons for going to western Norway, but as a guy who loves to drive, The Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien) is one of my favorites. These 5.2 miles of highway skipping across an archipelago in Eide and Averøy, in the county of Møre and Romsdal, look like something that “has to have been Photoshopped”. The way the architecture and nature intertwine perfectly with each other is a true testament of superior design.

It’s an impressive sight; and it’s one of those things that surprisingly gets better in bad weather (which there is a lot of on the west coast of Norway). In rough seas you can see the waves crush over the road, making it all that more impressive! This stretch of highway might not be rated as one of the top ten drives in the world, but it definitely is one of the most unforgettable.

If you are doing a road trip in Norway, make sure you add this to your list.

atlanterhavsveien
Rollercoaster? Photo: Roman Königshoffer, Flickr.com
Highway stretching over the Averøy archipelago
Photo: Johan Bichel Lindegaard, Flickr.com