The Atlantic Ocean Road – Hurtigruten land excursion

Amazing Atlantic Ocean Road by M. Dickson,Foap, Visit Norway

The Atlantic Ocean Road – 8.2 km long, built on a total of eight bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscape. The Atlantic Ocean Road is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations and was the winner of the “Engineering Feat of the Century” prize in 2005.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Kvernes Stave Church by Marco Spongano, Hurtigruten

Visit Kvernes Stave Church

The tour begins with a short sightseeing tour of the stockfish town of Kristiansund before continuing to Averoy. From here you visit Kvernes Stave Church, which is believed to have been built in the first part of the 13th century. The church, which is a one-nave stave church of the ”Moretype”, is beautifully located on Averoy and is brimming with stunning ornamental artifacts. Afterwards, you go to the ”Bjartmars Favorittkro” tavern, where you are served the speciality of the house ‘Bacalao’, made from local ingredients and served with fresh bread. You finish with a scrumptious caramel pudding and a cup of coffee/tea, before continuing along the spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road. The trip finishes in Molde with a short sightseeing tour of the city. The famous Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen called it “the town of flowers”, but is today known locally as “the city of roses”.

Atlantic Ocean Road by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

The famous Atlantic Ocean Road

Practical information:

Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins
Included: Bacalao, bread, caramel pudding, coffee/tea
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Available: April 11- September 10
Land excursion #11C

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