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.