Kristiansund – home of the Bacalao - Molde – the City of Roses

The Atlantic Road


Price from $234

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



4 hours 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

  • Tour the attractive fishing towns of Kristiansund and Molde.

  • Ride along the world-renowned Atlantic Road in Romsdal County.

  • Discover the impressive 17th-century Kvernes Stave Church.

  • Enjoy a traditional local dish of bacalao at a charming restaurant.

What has been called ‘the world’s best road trip’ starts with a short tour of picturesque Kristiansund before continuing to Averøy, an island that sits at the entry of ‘The Road in the Ocean,’ the Atlantic Road. This route is one of Norway’s most visited attractions and won the title of ‘Engineering Feat of the Century’ in 2005.

Over 5 miles, this highway zigzags along the dramatic coastline over bridges that connect the succession of small islands and islets that decorate the stunning landscape.

At the unique Kvernes Stave Church, take a peek at the attractive Baroque interior and admire the magnificent views of the fjord.

We’ll stop at a cozy tavern to tuck into a Norwegian specialty, Bacalao. Made from the region's famous klippfisk (salted and dried cod), this hearty stew is influenced by Mediterranean recipes and is a result of extensive trading with southern Europe in the 19th century.

Our scenic ride ends with a brief tour around Molde, called the ‘City of Roses’, before rejoining our ship.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Kristiansund

  • Embarking port: Molde

  • Available: April 11–September 10, except May 17

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Bacalao, bread, caramel pudding, coffee or tea

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing

Excursion can also be combined with: