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Experience the Atlantic Ocean Road – Havila excursion

The Atlantic Road by CH Visit Norway

Experience the Atlantic Ocean Road – Havila excursion:
Disembark in Kristiansund and rejoin the Havila ship in Molde on this excursion by bus. The Atlantic Ocean Road is more than eight kilometres long, winding past the open sea, and over skerries and islets. No wonder it has been named one of the world’s most beautiful roads.

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


Beautiful Atlantic Ocean Road by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Fjord Norway

Atlantic Ocean Road

Kvernes Stave Church by Marco Spongano, Hurtigruten

Kvernes Stave Church

In Kristiansund you will be picked up at the quay by bus where the excursion starts with a city stroll in the klipfish capital. The town is built around the international klipfish industry, and while you are there you can sample one of the numerous dishes that can be made from klipfish: bacalao.

The Atlantic Ocean Road is also a popular place for car commercials, and more recently as the location of a car chase scene for the new James Bond film. This excursion sticks to a slower speed so you can enjoy the scenery, and there will be time for photo stops.

After a drive above the sea, you will drive through an undersea tunnel and arrive at Kvernes Stave Church. Stave churches are Norway’s most important contribution to European architecture. Kvernes Stave Church is richly decorated with leaf vines over walls and ceilings. The altarpiece and the rest of the church interior is characterised by the exuberant and colourful 17th century baroque style.

Finally, there is time for a short stroll in Molde, the City of Roses, before boarding the Havila Voyages ship again.

Atlantic Ocean Road Havila Voyages

Havila Voyages ship by the Atlantic Ocean Road

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Available: April 11-September 10, except May 17.
Duration: 4 hrs 30 min
Direction: Southbound
Meal: Dinner with dessert, water and tea/coffee.
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Difficulty level: Suitable for everyone
Excursion: #SVJS4


 

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