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Hiking along the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway

In the magical city of Norway lies a riveting road. A road so beautiful that it was voted Norway’s engineering achievement of the century. “Which road is this?!” you might ask in anticipation. Well, it is none other than the prestigious Atlantic Ocean Road. But you already knew that!

The Atlantic Ocean Road stretches a distance of 8.3 kilometres. It is a go-to location for the most beautiful scenic drive in the world. In addition, it is also a great place to have an unforgettable hiking experience. So, come with me as I take you on a scenic wellness hiking trip that you will never forget. It will only take ten thousand steps and approximately 2 hours! So grab your backpack and let’s go!

Our Starting Point – Hågå Rundløype in Vevang

Hågå Rundløype is a great area to start hiking along the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.
Image: Norwegian Scenic Routes, 2022

We will start our hike at a beautiful coastal path named Hågå Rundløype. This exquisite location is made up of white columnar sculpture pieces that are scattered along the Atlantic ocean. Hågå Rundløype is such a picturesque destination, perfect for walking meditation.

If you are new to walking meditation, allow me to be your guide. Start by finding a good spot that allows you to walk back and forth. Make sure there is another space for approximately 15 paces. Next, take 15 steps along your spot and then stop and breathe for a moment. Thereafter, face the opposite direction, take another 15 steps and then stop to breathe for another moment.

Repeat these two steps for up to 15 minutes and that’s it! Not so difficult, now, was it? The only difficulty you might encounter is keeping your brain focused on nothing but your present sensations and surroundings. But do not panic if your mind starts to wander, it’s natural. Just take a deep breath and refocus your mind again. Try using the sculptures at Hågå Rundløype to anchor your focus. Walking meditation has many wellness benefits for you. These benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, improved digestion, and enhanced creativity.

You should feel your overall well-being start to improve by the end of that walking meditation. Great job so far. Now, let’s continue with our Atlantic Ocean Road hiking experience.

Our First Pit Stop – Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter As

Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter As is a great area to have your first pit stop while hiking along the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.
Image: Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter, 2022

Approximately 21 minutes after leaving Hågå Rundløype, we will reach our first stop, Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter. This is one of Norway’s most thrilling diving centres. There is so much adventure that you can experience here! Apart from diving into the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you can also fish, and explore Norway’s rich marine. Expect to see some sea creatures like whales and seals during your hike.

I recommend that you do a richer wellness activity at this stop. How about a vipassana meditation session for 15 minutes?

If you have time, why not go on one of Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter’s boat expeditions? These expeditions typically last 3 to 6 days and include accommodation, local transport, meals, and numerous seaside adventures. After your 15-minute meditation or 3-6 day expedition, it is time to get back on the road and continue our hiking experience along the Atlantic Ocean Road!

Our Second Pit Stop – Eldhusøya

Eldhusøya is a great area to have your second pit stop while hiking along the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway.
Image: Norwegian Scenic Roads, 2022

Approximately 40 minutes after walking a distance of 3.5 kilometres, we will reach our second pit stop – Eldhusøya island. This Norwegian island has a great hiking trail if you want to add some intensity to our hiking experience. The Eldhusøya hiking trail is usually well-lit by sunshine but it can become more intense during stormy weather. The island is also a great place to refresh as there is access to a cafe and bathrooms.

Our Destination – Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer

Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer is a great area to end your hiking trip along the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway if you started at Hågå Rundløype.
Image: Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer, 2022

After a 3.3-kilometre walk from Eldhusøya island, we will arrive at our destination – Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer. Finally! We did it! We’ve completed our 8-kilometre wellness hiking experience along the Atlantic Ocean Road. We can now relax at the Atlantic Road Cabins – an English translation of Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer. While here, you can do a variety of activities such as camping, fishing, and boat sailing. You can even spend a few nights in one of the cabins. No matter what you do here, just have fun, you deserve it!

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