Åndalsnes - Bergtatt – the Atlantic Road – Åndalsnes
This trip combines the experience of the beautiful Bergtatt marble caves and what is said to be the world’s most beautiful road, Norwegian Scenic Route the Atlantic Road. You also have some time to look around Molde, the town between mountains and the fjord.
The marble caves are part of Naas Kalksteinbrudd, a working marble mine. In some of the tunnels that are no longer being excavated, a visitor’s center – Bergtatt (literally “taken (in) by the mountain) - has been opened. These caves function as a concert venue, as well as an attraction in itself.
The visit includes a boat tour on the caves’ crystal clear, captivatingly illuminated water. Well inside the mountain, you will be offered a drink of the pure mountain water directly from the mountain wall. After the boat tour you will visit the concert hall to see a video about the history of the mine and its current operation.
You then go on the 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.
On this round trip, the bus stops at Eldhusøya, where there is a 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.)
This trip only gives you a few minutes at Eldhusøya to take in the landscape before the return bus arrives and takes you back to Molde. Please make sure that you catch the return bus!
Departure from: Åndalsnes railway/bus station, track 2
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