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Atlantic Road Norway - Used in the new James Bond film

Drive on the Atlantic Road in Norway. Besides, it is now being used as the stage for the new James Bond film “No Time to Die”. Why not come and drive on one of the most stunning roads in the world. A route to remember.

Atlantic road Norway

There are plenty of incredible places to go in Norway. One of these is most definitely the engineering marvel known as the “Atlantic Road”.

Here are some key facts about the Atlantic Ocean Road:

  1. Construction was completed on the 7th of July 1989.
  2. The main and most famous part of the Atlantic Road is 8.3km long. However one can argue that it does begin near Molde and end close to Kristiansund. After driving this road many times myself, it simply is one of the most spectacular coastal routes I have ever driven.
  3. Travelling along the road is completely toll free.
  4. It was built to connect the island of Averøy with the mainland, but it’s become much more.
  5. The famous part of the Atlantic Ocean Road starts near Vevang, Norway and ends on the island of Averøy.
  6. It’s a collection of 8 bridges, hopping over 8 coastal islands.
  7. The “Atlantic Road” is to be used in the new James Bond film “No Time to Die”. The dramatic landscape is a perfect location for a unique car chase.
  8. Construction time for The Atlantic Ocean Road of roughly 6 years at a cost of around $12m.
  9. Back in 2009, this natural attraction was the ninth-most-visited in it’s category. Now with the new James Bond film “No Time to Die” coming out, that placement will surely jump up the leaderboard.  
Atlantic Ocean road

Where is the Atlantic Ocean Road?

The Atlantic Ocean Road tourist attraction is located on the west coast of Norway. It’s part of the journey from Molde to Kristiansund. This road connects a cluster of islands, most importantly the island of Averøy. However, this construction marvel is not only awed by the locals as a beneficial link between a few small islands, but it has truly helped join up a large area of Norway, by providing a vital and efficient, but yet also dangerous transport link. 

The Norwegians are typically brilliant at achieving wonderful engineering feats. In this case, a route benefitting simple logistics was planned and then engineered to battle the full force of nature. Hence it is no wonder it became known as one of the most stunning roads in the world. A true symbol of human engineering, in-tune with the mighty power of the north Atlantic.

Atlantic Ocean road lighting

The Atlantic Road in Northwest Norway | © Ajith Kumar / Flickr

Hotels nearby - Plan your visit

Are you planning on visiting this famous road in Norway? Perhaps you’re just driving through to get to the Atlantic Road and would like to experience the brilliant sunset? Well, there are plenty of options of Hotel accommodations available to you. Vikaneset Havhotell is just a 53min drive away from the best known part of the Atlantic Ocean Road. Its Cabins, Apartments and Villa are perfect for any group or tour size.

Located only 15min away from Kristiansund Airport, (the nearest airport to the Atlantic Road) it’s perfectly positioned for anyone wanting to visit. Maybe it’s because the road is used in the filming of the new James Bond “No Time to Die”? Or because the experience of the raw beauty the west coast of Norway has to offer is too desirable to pass up. Whatever your plan, book your stay at Vikaneset Havhotell today.

Luckily this road does go right by the Hotel, so it’s a perfect place to stay if you’re planning a visit. Stay in a beautiful seaside resort on the coast of Norway to get a feel for the area before driving across this magnificent highway. Highly rated by many customers, Vikaneset resort will not disappoint.

Prices range from $84 to over $345 per night.

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If you’re touring the road with a rally of cars, Vikaneset Havhotell has plenty of parking space in its secure private cove.

Vikaneset Havhotell sunset

Which airport is closest to the Atlantic Ocean Road?

The closest two Airports to the Atlantic Ocean Road are Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget (roughly 40min away from the famous part of the road) and Molde Airport (roughly 45min away from the best-known section of the road). Vikaneset Havhotell is located on the coast, only a few minutes away from Kristiansund Airport.


Is this attraction just a beautiful road?

The “Atlantic Road” in Norway is not just a road. It has many lookout and viewpoints. You can easily park in large lay-bys and walk around to see the entire beauty of the route you have just driven. Admire the currents swirling around the islets and under the sturdy bridges. Here you’ll begin to seenwhy this part of the Norwegian coast is known as one of the most dangerous in the world.

The breathtaking scenery offered here will fit perfectly into your Instagram portfolio. A guaranteed social success awaits and you can start your story in your own private seaside cabin.

norway coast

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Atlantic Road in Norway - Is it dangerous to drive along?

As with any activity on the rough and raw Norwegian coast, large Atlantic storms and incredible winds can quite easily whip-up some hefty waves that can flood over the road. It is considered safe to drive on when the weather conditions are favourable. If you feel any doubt about the road’s safety, or it is closed with warnings, then do not attempt to cross it at all. The force of nature on this treacherous coastline is not to be reckoned with.

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