This trip takes you from Kristiansund to what is often described as the world’s most beautiful road – the Atlantic Road!
The Atlantic Road 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 – Atlanterhavsvegen - is a Norwegian Scenic Route. Norwegian Scenic Routes are selected roads that run through landscapes with unique natural qualities, along coasts and fjords, mountains and waterfalls. The routes are intended as alternatives to the main roads, and the drive itself should be an enjoyable experience. On the Norwegian Scenic Routes web page you can read more about Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen.
By the Atlantic road, the bus stops at Eldhusøya, where you can take a walk on the suspended walkway around the islet. The walkway consists of latticework (“grids”) “floating” above the terrain, and is suitable for or anyone. The service building at Eldhusøya, with its distinct architecture that falls into the terrain, has a café and toilets. (Open Saturdays and Sundays in the spring and every day 1st June – 31st August.)
After the stop at the Atlantic Road you go back to Kårvåg and then on to Kvernes via Bruhagen.
Kvernes stave church is a beautiful and special stave church. Dating from approx. 1300 AD., is one of the youngest of the Norwegian stave churches. Inside the church you can see a choir screen with crucifix and royal monogram, a baroque pulpit, and painted acuantus decorations. The altarpiece is from 1475. Located with a magnificent view over the Kvernes fjord and the Frei fjord, the church bears witness of a strong ritual and religious of this place, also in pre-Christian times.
Next to the church you also find Gamle Kvernes bygdemuseum, a museum with old buildings, an archealogical exhibition and various activities.
Note! Tickets to the stave church and the museum are not included in this roundtrip.
Departure from: Kristiansund bus terminal
This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.)
Tours cannot be booked for public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the tour is bookable.
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