The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status, and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history.The road that crosses this “infamous stretch of ocean” was hailed as the world’s best road trip by the British newspaper The Guardian. In 2006. The 8.3 km (5 mile) road, with 8 bridges of a total length of 891 meters, is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills. Sjurvarden (Stemshesten) is the mountain that stretches out to the sea, giving a powerful view of Hustadvika, the Atlantic Ocean and the coastal landscape from Sunnmøre in the west and Smøla on Nordmøre in the north. The trip is a combination of activity like hiking and walking, relaxing on the beautiful beach and driving the senic road admiring the costline of Norway.