This is a real road, a serpentine highway that twists and turns in Eide and Averoy in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway, called the Atlantic Ocean Road.
Images © atlasobscura
The Atlantic Ocean road was originally designed as a railway. The road began developing in the 1970’s and after being hit by hurricanes for 12 times, the bridge was finally opened on July 7, 1989.
The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea that often crash over the pavement during storms, and was subjected to 12 hurricanes during construction. A 5.2 mile segment of County Road 64 in Norway, it consists of several causeways, seven bridges, and four viewpoints to take in the scenic views.
The road winds over an entire archipelago in the Norwegian Sea, linking the tiny islands and connecting the communes of Eide and Averoy in the county of Møre og Romsdal. Along with the practical reason for the road (to unify Norway) the swooping stretch is also a popular fishing spot; one of the bridges is specifically designed for it. Tourists and locals alike can go cod fishing on the designated side of the highway.
Read more atlasobscura