If you ever get tired of the crowded city and driving boring roads here is the road that you will remember for the rest of your life, if you manage to safely pass it. The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road is the road in Norway which is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. It is 8.3 kilometers (5.2 miles) long, and as the name suggests extends along, but across, the Atlantic Ocean. The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was abandoned.
Serious planning of the road started in the 1970s, and construction started on 1 August 1983. During construction the area was hit by 12 European windstorms, and finally the road was opened on 7 July 1989.
Total cost of road construction were approximately 122 million Norwegian kroner, which is about €14 million, of which 25 percent was financed with tolls and the rest from public grants. Collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed.
This road is very dangerous, because of gusts of wind and the waves of the ocean, but it’s very popular primarily as site to film automotive commercials. The road was declared a cultural heritage of Norway.