In good weather, the five-mile stretch offers breath-taking scenery along the Scandinavian country’s western coast.
But when the weather takes an ugly turn, cars are lashed by powerful wind gusts and pounded by large waves that send frigid water crashing over barricades or the rocky shore.
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Nice curves: Norway’s picturesque Atlantic Ocean Road includes the iconic Storseisundet Bridge
With a curve that protrudes over the Norwegian Sea, the 850-ft bridge plays a visual trick on approaching motorists
For approaching motorists it appears that the ‘bridge to nowhere’ drops off into the sea, but it’s just an optical illusion
Open road: In bad weather, cars are pounded by large waves and whipped by powerful wind gusts
With stormy skies above and turbulent waters below, the nearly four-minute video shows the daunting journey from a driver’s point of view.
One of the most popular spots on the route is its iconic Storseisundet Bridge, known locally as ‘the drunk bridge’ due to its unusual appearance.
It has been featured in advertisements and lures thousands of tourists each year to a route that has been hailed as one of the world's best for a holiday road trip.
In good weather, the five-mile stretch offers breath-taking scenery along the Scandinavian country’s western coast
Atlantic Ocean Road has been hailed as one of the world's best for a holiday road trip
Atlantic Ocean Road passes through an archipelago and links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy
With a curve that protrudes over the Norwegian Sea, the 850-ft bridge plays a visual trick on approaching motorists.
It appears that the ‘bridge to nowhere’ drops off into the sea, but it’s just an optical illusion given the angle of the span.
Offering a series of exhilarating twists and turns, Atlantic Ocean Road is unsheltered from the North Atlantic Ocean, putting it at the mercy of the elements.
Road trip: Storseisundet Bridge is one of the features that lures thousands of tourists to the oceanfront route every year
Atlantic Ocean Road is unsheltered from the North Atlantic Ocean, putting it at the mercy of the elements
Now 25 years old, Atlantic Ocean Road passes through an archipelago as it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy, and is one of the country’s official national tourist routes.
Over the six years that it took to construct, workers struggled with the region's wild weather and were interrupted by 12 hurricanes, according to the country's tourist bureau.
There are several tourist stops along the way, including the Kvernes Stave Church, the Bremsnes Cave and popular fishing spots, although the road and its rocky shore have a dangerous reputation.
In 2013, an Israeli tourist was swept away after he fell into the sea while admiring the view from the roadside.
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Private islands are available from as nearby to the Isle of Man as Ireland, to as far away as Australia.
The idea of owning your own private islands seems like a luxury most of us can only dream of, but some are actually more affordable than you might think, while some may well indeed remain a dream.
Venice Island, in the lagoon of Venice, is our most expensive one on the list at £9.6 million ($15 million)
King's Island outside Copenhagen, Denmark, is the largest artificial island in the world and will set you back £8 million ($12.5 million)
Captain Willy`s Caye near to Belize is at the cheaper end of the scale of islands to buy at £226,386 ($355,000)
Little Island, near Manitoulin Island, Ontario, is our cheapest offering of the world's for sale islands, at £62,624 ($98,000)
Whether you’d want a quiet island to quickly escape to from the stressful city, a tropical island with white sandy beaches to relax on, somewhere to take the family on a fishing trip, or even an island big enough to turn into a holiday resort for others to enjoy here is an infographic of the very best private islands available to suit everybody’s dreams.
Would you choose the island that John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to live on? Or how about the island with its very own fort? One island is Taiwan comes with its very own pair of volcanoes.
Dumunpalit Island near Palawan, Philippines, is known as 'Turtle Island' as the volcanoes at either end look like turtle fins
Belden Island, Branford, Connecticut, at £2.56 million ($4 million) has its own sandy beach and 100-year-old farmhouse that adds character to the setting
The house on Belden Island looks like a new build and will offer unbeatable views out to sea
Dorinish Island in Mayo, Ireland, was once owned by Beatles legend John Lennon, and his wife Yoko Ono
CEO of Private Islands Inc. who market the list of 700 islands for sale and rent all over the world, Chris Krolow told MailOnline Travel: 'Our typical client is one who is looking for a project, and looking to put their own mark on an island.
'It is very rare to get people who say the islands is perfect as it is; they may want to redesign the buildings, repair the boathouse, make extra developments to make it their own.
'Our clients are not there to lay back and relax and enjoy it as it comes, they are there to work at it.'
Mr Krolow, who founded the company 16 years ago, and who also runs Private Islands Magazine as well as hosts/produces Island Hunters for HGTV in the US added: 'Selling or buying an island is very different to doing the same with any property, the only thing the same is the paperwork.
'Most of our clients know what they want, say they've been boating around the Bahamas and they realise that they want that island they kept passing.
'But we would always say you can try before you buy; it is a unique lifestyle and not everybody is cut out for it. There are islands available to rent and it gives you a chance to work out all the logistics like travel, time spent there.'
St Athanasios Island, near Itea, Greece is on the market for £1.2 million ($1.9 million) and comes with an abundance of olive trees
Dolphin Jump Key near Florida, US, is listed for £643,675, ($1 million) and is home to the only living coral reef in the States
The most expensive island on our list is Venice Island, located in the lagoon of Venice itself. It's on the market for a cool £9.6 million ($15 million).
Only a short boat ride to Venice where you can enjoy luxury shopping and eating, the island boasts four buildings including an exquisite villa.
'For the right person, Venice Island is an absolute steal,' added Mr Krolow.
'It's a great opportunity as it's so close to Venice, and the fact that it already has existing structure is a huge factor as regulations in Italy are strict with this.'