Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
Ignore the car manufacturers that shot tens of commercials with their vehicles enjoying the Atlantic Ocean Road.
This particular route is only for those that don’t fear to have salty waves the size of a 3-story house ramming into their cars. Even when the sea is calm, the moist on the tarmac makes the 8.3 km section particularly hard to navigate without your heart stopping for a beat of two.
If the idea of the Atlantic Ocean claiming your car is not demoralizing, maybe the eight terrifying bridges that surge at 8% slopes will do the trick. Norwegians engineers had to give in to the demands of the local Vikings that still wanted to access their beloved fjords after a good old plunder.
Norway recognizing the road as an official “Cultural Heritage Site” doesn’t make it less menacing. Whether it is about reckless drivers distracted by the iconic landscape or petrol heads desiring to recreate the last stunt they saw on “Top Gear,” the Atlantic Ocean Road continues to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
Adrenaline junkies will adore the next treacherous road. Make sure to write your will before you go!