This 360 video of the world's best commute will make you want to quit your job and move to Norway

4th Sep 17 | Lifestyle

A journey to work on the Atlantic Ocean Road would make early mornings a little bit easier.


Another Monday, another commute to work. Whether you catch a train, tube, bus or drive, not many people would describe their commute as a highlight of their day.

You might do if you live in Norway, though. A five-mile journey along the stunning Atlantic Ocean Road, or Atlanterhavsveien, might be the world’s best commute. This 360-degree video shows the road winding through several tiny islands with a skyline of snow-peaked mountains and views of the ocean either side.

The virtual journey starts at the coastal town of Averøy, takes in eight bridges, including the route’s longest – the Storseisundet Bridge – with its distinctive curve design, and ends on the Norway mainland.

Storseisundet Bridge (
Storseisundet Bridge (

The UN World Happiness Report 2017 named Norway as the happiest place to live and with commutes like this, it’s no surprise. Teacher Gunnhild Bae-Pettersen, who does this drive every day to work, says: “For me, it is just a part of my life. I don’t think about it as a really amazing thing. But sometimes it just strikes me that – wow – it is.”

 Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway (
This beats city traffic (, who made the video to help commuters escape the weekday rush, found that 40% of commuters would actually change jobs for a better commute to work.

We don’t blame you for googling jobs on the Norway coast.

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