Padinago's trip to Norway in 2016

Day 17 - Molde (Atlantic Road)

Today we have quite a long trip so we have breakfast at 7am and an hour later we drive towards the 'Atlantic road'.
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 road was opened in 1989 and is toll free.
On our way we pass Malmefjord, Batnefjord, Bud, Sandöyfjord, Storsandøya, Langøyneset...
We drive over the impressive Gjemnessundbrua. It is a long but nice route with almost no traffic.
By 4pm we are back in Molde. Have a little walk around the shops and then to the hotel for a shower and then dinner.
Because the menu was limited, we had the meat for a change. We did not take a starter, so we had some place for a dessert! Afterwards we went to the 15th floor where the skybar is, and we had a little degustive.

View over the Midfjorden from Fanghol View on Frænfjorden View near Bud A nice fisherman in Bud Near Kippersundet, Bud Near Skotheimsvik View on Kvitholmens Venner (lighthouse) One of the eight bridges on the Atlantic road At Skarvøyva At Skarvøyva At Skarvøyva At Skarvøyva Near Håholmen Gjestehavn Litllauvøya Near Rangøya Near Rangøya Picture taken from Tjønnøybrua Somewhere near Ramsøy Brygger AS Near Knutholmen Bacalau on Honningsøya Bacalau on Honningsøya Sandøysundet The Gjemnessundbrua between Bergsøya and Høgset Back in Molde