Alesund – the Atlantic Road. Private Tour
On the tour, you will discover the true essence of the western part of Norway. Driving around the Norwegian islands and fjords, you will set on the spectacular trip through the tunnels, on the ferries and over the bridges of the famous Atlantic Road, also known as Atlanterhavsveien. Some of the scenes of No Time To Die, one of the James Bond movies, were filmed at this absurdly beautiful and nerve-wracking location. Also, you will take a Viking ship to Håholmen island.
After leaving Ålesund, your first destination will be the alpine massif Ørskog, the Ørskogfjellet cottages and ski resort. Then, you will cross the fjord by ferry and have a tour around Molde. It seems that this town was simply made for leisurely walks. As you pass the town hall, you will see the symbol of the city, the fountain called ‘The Girl with Roses’. It depicts a beautiful girl that holds a large bouquet of roses. Interestingly, Molde has roses growing everywhere around the town, even though the climate here is rather severe. From the viewpoint of Varden that is 407 above sea level, you will see the whole town, the fjord with islets and the famous Molde panorama with 222 partially snowy mountain peaks. You will then take the renowned Atlantic Road. It has the National Tourist Route status and connects several small islands that are scattered across the Atlantic Ocean. The road was originally meant to be a railway route and it consists of 8 bridges, a few causeways, 4 viewpoints and even has a few cod fishing spots. You will encounter its longest bridge that stretches over 260 meters and is called Storseisundetbrua or Storseisundet Bridge. It is also referred to as ‘the road to nowhere’ and ‘the drunken bridge’ due to its twists, arches and dips. The Atlantic Road will look particularly sinister within the time between September and October, as it will have abnormal waves crashing onto the bridges from time to time, overflowing the passing cars for a few seconds. A remarkable fact is that the government of Norway offered 47 million euros in tax breaks to have No Time To Die shooting on various locations in the country, including the Atlantic Road and Storseisundet Bridge. Towards the end of the trip, you will get to a tiny dock where a Viking replica ship will deliver you to the island of Håholmen. There, you will have a delicious lunch and drive back to Ålesund in the evening.
Highlights: Ålesund, Ørskog, fjords, Molde, Varden, the Atlantic Road, the Atlantic Ocean, Storseisundet Bridge, No Time To Die location, Viking replica ship, Håholmen.
Departure: daily. Includes: a guide, car, lunch. 1-4 people.