Our third day on the road led us all the way to Sunndalsøra.
This lovely village, located by the sea and also surrounded by steep mountains that can reach up to 1.700 m is a very popular destination to base jumpers. Aluminum exploitation is an important economic activity for this location since 1954 (and also one of the most sustainable since 2004) as well as aquaculture, which has become increasingly popular in the whole planet.
Hit the road again, this time we are headed to Kristiansund, established in 1942 and where many battles took place during the Viking age, the most important being the Battle of Rastarkalv.
From there, we took the 8.3 km of the Atlantic Road, a beautiful path that started being built in 1983 and has become a Cultural Heritage Site. This road is famous for its curves and the 8 bridges that connect the small islands one to another and starts in the mainland Eide all the way to the island of Averøy.
The most famous bridge on this route is the Storseisundet Bridge, registered on this picture by Øyvind Leren:
Fascinated by these landscapes, we ended our journey for the day in Åndalsnes, where our HI Hostel offer the guests a great view from the Rauma River. They can choose among a great variety of accommodations, that range from double rooms to family rooms or the new cabins for up to 6 people and have a small deck and a barbecue grill outside. Neat!
Keep up with our adventure! If you missed the first day of our trip, catch up here.
Written by Emilia Barreto and Amarilis Coelho