Why? Because the 8,274-meter-long core section of the Atlanterhavsvegen is so picture-perfect in itself that the car doesn’t really matter anymore. Between Vevang in the municipality of Hustadvika and Kårvåg in the municipality of Averøy, the journey passes over eight bridges connecting eight coastal islands. The most striking is the Storseisundet Bridge, called Storseisundbrua in Norwegian. Winding and hunched like a cat in attack mode, the engineering marvel spans 260 meters in length and up to 23 meters in height over a sea that is in constant flux. This is due to the light and the winds, but also to the tidal range at the exit of the fjord over which the Atlanterhavsvegen runs. This wealth of ever-changing images leads us to make the clear recommendation of traveling these eight kilometers more than once, in both directions.
Your senses are kept so busy during the drive that there is hardly any time or space left for other feelings. Which may be why a travel guide recently described this section of the Norwegian coast as the best destination in the world for alleviating acute heartbreak. That makes it a good place for Bond, who is nursing a broken heart of his own.