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The Norwegian ‘Road to Heaven’ Is Dangerous, But Beautiful (Images)

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    A narrow and winding road awaits you. On a bad day, the grey clouds spark excitement, the sun peaks through the cracks in the sky, and the roaring waves attempt to swallow you whole as you navigate your way down the Atlantic Ocean Road.

    The roaring waves attempt to swallow you whole as you navigate your way down The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The roaring waves attempt to swallow you whole as you navigate your way down the Atlantic Ocean Road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road, named Atlanterhavsveien in Norway, was built on an island reef along the Atlantic Ocean. Spanning about 8.5 kilometers, it is a section of Norway’s County Road 64. It is comprised of 8 bridges that connect an archipelago of islands, and is the most beautiful but dangerous road in the world. It is also named the “Road to Heaven” by many Norwegians because the passengers frequently wonder where the road ends when they traverse across it.

    Spanning for about 8.5 kilometers and comprising 8 bridges that connects an archipelago of islands, it is the most beautiful and dangerous road in the world. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Spanning about 8.5 km and comprising 8 bridges that connect an archipelago of islands, it is the most beautiful but dangerous road in the world. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The extraordinary curvature and steepness of the road makes driving extremely dangerous. Raging waves sweep frequently across the road as nature attempts to claim its dominance over the man-made structure. In 2003, an Israeli tourist was devoured by monstrous waves when he drove along the Atlanterhavsveien.

    Its unique design and beauty made it the best road trip tourist choice in the world. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Its unique design and beauty make it the best road trip tourist choice in the world. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Despite the tragedy, the Atlanterhavsveien draws millions of visitors every year. Its design is so unique that it allows tourists to fully observe the heart of nature’s beauty, making it the best road trip tourist choice in the world. It was also appraised as the Norwegian Construction of the Century in 2005.

    Its design is so unique that it allows tourists to fully observe the heart of nature’s beauty. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Its design is so unique that it allows tourists to fully observe the heart of nature’s beauty. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Via a highway, various islands are connected ingeniously, forming an exquisite necklace. There are various spots for tourists to rest, take photos and go fishing.

    Viewed from above, various islands are connected ingeniously, forming an exquisite necklace.  (Imag: Wechat.com)

    Viewed from above, various islands are connected ingeniously, forming an exquisite necklace. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Spanning  260 meters, the Storseisundet Bridge is the best-known bridge in the world. It is located right at a corner when the Atlanterhavsveien makes a drastic turn. The cantilever type of design offers the bridge a magnificent arc, in which artistic elements are embedded. The bridge looks like a “Road to Heaven” when viewed from afar.

     The bridge looks like a “Road to Heaven” when viewed from afar. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The bridge looks like a ‘Road to Heaven’ when viewed from afar. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Of course, it is the great scenery along the Atlanterhavsveien that people linger around. Here, people have the real grasp of the feeling as though they could seamlessly travel along the seas and across the mountains. Lastly, let us move on and look into the breathtaking beauty of the Atlanterhavsveien.

    Here, people have the real grasp of the feeling as though they could seamlessly travel along the seas and across the mountains. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Here, people have the real grasp of the feeling as though they could seamlessly travel along the seas and across the mountains. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road draws millions of visitors every year. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road draws millions of visitors every year. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road in fall. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road at night. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road at night. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road across the archipelago. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road also named “the Road to Heaven” by many Norwegians because the passengers frequently wonder where the road ends when they traverse across it.

    The Atlantic Ocean Road is also named the ‘Road to Heaven’ by many Norwegians because the passengers frequently wonder where the road ends when they traverse across it. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Driving on this road, people always wonder where the road ends when they traverse across it. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road is a marvel of construction. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The great scenery along the Atlanterhavsveien makes people linger around. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The great scenery along the Atlanterhavsveien makes people linger around. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road snakes through the archipelago. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road at sunset. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road at sunset. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean road. (Image: Wechat.com)

    The Atlantic Ocean Road traversing the archipelago. (Image: Wechat.com)

    Translated research by Leo Chen and Alan Cheung

     

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