Finally 3 weeks of from job! And the weather here in Norway just keeps on being awesome, around 30 degrees celsius and sunny, sunny, sunny. It’s one of the warmest and dryest summer in the last 100 years. As it seems to be all around the northern parts of the world right now.
After my last trip to the Atlantic Road, I want to travel more and discover new places. So I’m sitting here in the backyard chilling in the shade, listening to some summer tunes and planning my next trip.
Not sure yet where it’s going to be, but some where here in Norway. As I’m wanting to see and experience more of the mountains and west coast of Norway. And definitely more awesome waterfalls!
After a short night in Dombås, we headed west towards the coast and the town of Åndalsnes. Driving trough Romsdalen, you follow the river Rauma with its many beautiful waterfalls. One of the waterfalls you can go really near is Slettafossen. A massive waterfall which is about 125 meters long, and drop of nearly 18 meters. When you stand on the bridge that goes over, you can really feel and hear the raw power of nature and the water.
From here we went on to Åndalsnes to Molde and then finally to the Atlantic Road.
The Atlantic Road is an 8.3 kilometer long road that goes through the rough North Sea unsheltered, and connects many small islands and skerries with 8 bridges and the Storseisundbrua being the most prominent and spectacular.
The Atlantic Road has been declared the world’s best road trip and is part of the National Tourist Route. It’s also a popular place for automotive commercials and movies.
At one northern end of Storseisundbrua, you will find Lyngholmen which have a walkway all around the little island and you will also find the coffee shop – Atlanterhavsveien Kafe.
It is definitely beautiful road and drive, especially if there is rough weather as this would make it a completely different experience driving the route.