Top Ten Scandinavia Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Dive the North Atlantic
By Bertil Lintner

Dive old Viking haunts on Norway's western coast. The small island of Haaholmen near Kristiansund is an ideal place to disappear beneath the surface and dive into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. Though waters are cool, dive quality is high—the deep, clear waters and surrounding air are virtually pollution-free. Combine a few days of diving with outings in Haaholmen proper—a restored community, which serves up outings on its old Viking ship—and the small island of Grip—just a 30-minute boat ride from Kristiansund—which, until a few years ago, was the smallest community in Norway.


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