The view from the parking in the morning was extraordinary. Perhaps it inspired me to invent a hammock for Tomek so he had some fun while we were cleaning.
We drove through the bridge to Bolsøya island and through the tunnel back to the land. GPS was leading us to the town of Vevang where the last attraction on my map begins – ATLANTERHAVSVEIEN.
The Atlantic Ocean Road was opened in 1989. It runs 8,3km between Vevang and Kårvåg and it’s built on several small islands and skerries. From the north, there is nothing but wide ocean. The British newspaper The Guardian declared it “the world’s best road trip”. Who wouldn’t wish to drive it? So we did. And we were so disappointed! 8km is not that long so we couldn’t miss it, although such thoughts appeared cause we couldn’t find this spectacularity and uniqueness. Just water and few bridges. Ok, some of them looked very well from a certain angle but to be honest, I liked the one from our parking better. We went out for a short walk on the special track. The wind was too strong.
We drove to Kristiansund hoping for the picturesque landscapes. Some were indeed, but we remember the tunnel better. Almost 6km long Atlanterhavstunnelen connects the island Averøya with the city Kristiansund on the mainland. It costs 138 NOK and unfortunately, the terminal didn’t accept our cards. Neither we had any cash on us. Thoughts of going back appeared although it would be difficult as drive lanes in both directions were separated. Then the nice man just gave us a receipt to pay in two weeks. Great.
We set the fastest route home on GPS. Over 1000km. After a while, we found a place by the river quite good for a night.