Norway's Atlantic Ocean Road has been described as the world's best road trip for a reason. The 5.2-mile zig-zag route passes through an archipelago using a series of bridges. This drive will take travelers up into the clouds and back down again passing some of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe, with breathtaking views of the Norwegian Sea - a great place to watch the sunset.
Starting from Lærdal and driving towards Aurlandsvangen offers travelers some of the most scenic vistas in the whole of Norway. The fjords contrast beautifully with the mountain ranges especially when snow covers much of the ground. The lookout tower at Stegastein gives you a panoramic view of the surrounding fjords. Parking spots around the most beautiful look-outs along the route are well worth stopping at.
Beaches might not be the first thing you'd think of when traveling to a country as northern as Norway. However, between the still ocean and the rugged peaks on the island of Andøya, you can also enjoy a peaceful ride along some of Norway's stunning beaches. Whilst you might struggle to get a tan for most of the year, the area is home to a fantastic array of biodiversity. Seals and whales are visible from your car window as you drive along the road while eagles circle overhead. To see nature's mark on Norwegian architecture, visit Nøss and Nordmæla for a pulpit set into the rockface.