The Atlantic Road
Ride along on what The Guardian ranked as the world´s best road trip, and was awarded the “Engineering Feat of the Century” prize in 2005.
Join a guided bus tour from Kristiansund to Molde
Drive along the famous Atlantic Road, crossing eight bridges in a stunning coastal landscape
Visit the Kvernes Stave Church
Enjoy a meal featuring local specialty bacalao at a local tavern along the way
Spring (Apr - May), Summer (Jun - Aug)
Level 1: For everyone*
4 hours, 30 minutes
Meals on the trip: Bacalao (dried and salted cod), bread, caramel pudding, and coffee/tea. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Not available on May 17 (Norway’s national day).
The Atlantic Road zigzags and travels across several small islands on eight low bridges that were built directly above and along the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean. The five-mile journey passes through stunning coastal landscapes and has become, not surprisingly, one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. We start our trip with a short sightseeing tour of the small city of Kristiansund before continuing to the island of Averøy.
Here, we visit the Kvernes Stave Church, believed built in the early 13th century. Afterward, we visit a local tavern where we tuck into the specialty of the house, 'bacalao', which is made with the region’s famous ‘klippfisk’ (dried cod) and other local ingredients. Then we proceed along the Atlantic Road to Norway’s ‘City of Roses’, Molde, which is famous for its annual international jazz festival in July. We conclude the excursion with a short sightseeing tour of Molde before reboarding the Hurtigruten ship.
Disembarking port: Kristiansund
Embarking port: Molde
Available from: April 11 – September 10
Meals during the excursion: Bacalao (dried and salted cod), bread, caramel pudding, and coffee/tea
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing