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 Averøy. The island of Averøy sits at the entry of the Atlantic Ocean Road. 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 Averøy and is brimming with stunning ornamental artifacts.

Afterwards, you will go to a cosy tavern, where you are served the speciality of the house ‘Bacalao’. This hearty stew is made from the region´s famous ‘klippfisk’ (dried cod) and other local ingredients, and is 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:

Available: April 11- September 10, except May 17
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Transportation: Bus
Meal: Bacalao, bread, caramel pudding, coffee/tea
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Difficulty level: Suitable for everyone
Direction: Southbound
Excursion: #11C

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