Through the Atlantic Road to The Troll Wall
Trondheim – Orkanger -Kristiansund – The Atlantic Road – Molde – The Troll Wall – Trondheim
The tours starts in Trondheim and continues to Kristiansund, the town on the four mail islands in the Atlantic Ocean with many smaller islands. Kristiansund is one of the most densely populated cities of Norway, having what is arguably the country’s most urban small city centre, due to the relatively small size of the islands on which it is built and the very constricted central harbor/town area.[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right]
We are going out to the ocean, but not by boat….By bus! A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is also known to be the world’s most beautiful drive. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 meters. The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history. The Atlantic Road experience will give you memories for life.
[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left] We drive to Bud, which is a fishing village. Here is a cruciform church from 1717. Restored German coastal fort from World War II with command centre, cannon positions, sickbay and water reservoir built into the rock. In addition to the 350 Germans, Bud was home to 150 Russian and Polish POWs during World War II. The fort has a view of the whole of the Hustadvika bay, the shipping lanes to Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund as well as the fishing villages of Bjørnsund and Ona.
We take a 15 min ferry trip from the town Molde to Åndalsnes and drive through the Troll Wall.
At 1,000 meters, The Troll Wall is Europe’s tallest vertical, overhanging rock face. Scandinavian rock climbing started in the Romsdal Alps, which boast some of the world’s most difficult climbs. On the opposite side of the valley, the Romsdalshorn peak towers to a height of 1,555 meters.[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right] We return to Trondheim via the village of Dombås which lies in upper Gudbrandsdalen valley. We drive through the Dovrefjell National Park. Dovrefjell is a mountain range in central Norway. The natural habitat for many rare plants and animals, it became a national park in several stages starting in 1911. From the oldest times has Dovrefjell been the border region between the northern and southern parts of Norway. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Cental Part of Norway