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Bike the Oslo Fjord route

Price NOK:
12 450,-
Days: 6
5 x accommodation incl. breakfast and self-packed lunch.
2 x 3-course dinner.
Boat Sandefjord - Strømstad.
Luggage transfer.
Tour description.
Electronic maps (bikemap.net).
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Welcome to Oslo, the vibrant capital of Norway. Go for a stroll along the harbour and explore everything from innovative architecture and world-class museums to hip bars and high-class restaurants. Then you go for a self-guided multi-day bicycle tour around the Oslo Fjord.
This is our most urban tour, but you will still ride mostly through rural and quiet areas along the gentle fjord landscapes and through rich agricultural landscapes on small, low-traffic roads. You pass a few dozen rustic coastal communities evenly spread on both sides of the fjord and spend some nights in historic towns teeming with activity Round the Clocks. There are plenty of opportunities for al fresco wining and dining along canals and harbours. From Sandefjord to Strömstad in Sweden, where the fjord meets the ocean, you cross the fjord from west to east by ship. The journey goes past idyllic islands and lighthouses. The bicycle tour continues on the east side of the fjord and ends in Oslo.

The fjord offers a captivating history and exciting coastal life. Along the fjord, there are many attractions and sights, and some ancient monuments tell of settlements already 8000 years ago. In Tønsberg, Norway`s oldest town you can see a real Viking ship being built and see a replica of the famous Oseberg ship at Tønsberg harbour. In the landscape south of Fredrikstad, you find Norway's largest concentration of rock carvings. The cycle route goes right past some of them.

Edvard Munch, Norway’s most famous painter - had a lifelong love for nature, especially for the coast and the Oslo Fjord. The archipelago as a theme or backdrop is truly one of the cornerstones of Munch`s artistic life.
In Oslo, you can explore the unique legacy of Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum. The small, yellow wooden house right by the sea in Åsgårdstrand is the best-preserved of Munch’s homes that still stands to this day. Here you can take a walk on the jetty where "The girls on the bridge" caught his eye. In Fredrikstad you can "wander in the footsteps of Munch", visiting six places he had a special connection to. Munch found great inspiration from the surroundings while spending several years at Jeløya in Moss. At Ramme in the community of Hvitsten, you can see Edvard Munch`s summer residence, and walk in his landscape along the cultural trail.

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Program

  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and deciding your own speed. You can take a break, shortcut or detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2023: Starts Sundays from 4 June to 20 august

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 6, Sunday - Friday

    DISTANCE: 299 km + possible detours

    LEVEL: Demanding if you are not on an E-bike. Daily stages approx. 50 - 70 km. We provide E-bike rental.
    In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.
    For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people bike together.

  • DAY 1, SUNDAY: Arrive in Oslo

    Oslo is the capital of Norway. You stay in the city center close to the railway station. The neighbourhood is a completely new part of town. You can go for a stroll on the roof of the Opera house or spend time in the Munch Museum and the new National Library. Shopping, hip bars and first-class restaurants are all within walking distance. You can also take a bicycle tour to famous museums and sights outside the city center.

    Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera

  • DAY 2, MONDAY: Train to Drammen. Bike from Drammen to Horten, 52 km

    You start by taking the train from Oslo Central Station to Drammen. You bring the bikes with you on the train. From there you head south towards the fjord at Sande. Drammen is a busy city, so you must expect some traffic through the city center. From the community of Sande, you continue north on the old main road along the Oslo Fjord. Holmestrand is a nice place for lunch with a view of the fjord and the marina. From Holmestrand, you follow secondary roads and/or trails north towards Horten. In Horten, we recommend a stroll around the old naval base, Karljohansvern.

    Accommodation at Thon Partner Hotel Horten

  • DAY 3, TUESDAY: Horten - Sandefjord, 56 km

    From Horten to Sandefjord, you follow the Norwegian National Cycle Route 1, the coastal route. This is part of EuroVelo 12, North Sea Cycle Route. The route is well signposted. you follow Norwegian national cycle route 1. The route follows forest paths along the coast. You pass the Midgard Viking Centre. In charming Åsgårdstrand, you cycle past Edvard Munch's summer house, which is often open to visitors. Outside Sandefjord, you pass the Gokstad ship burial ground. The Gokstad ship is now at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. A copy is built in Tønsberg, Norway's oldest city.

    Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Kong Carl

  • DAY 4, WEDNESDAY: Boat to Strömstad (Sweden). Bike from Strömstad to Fredrikstad, 59/68 km

    The Color Line ship departs from Sandefjord at 10:00 and arrives in Strømstad at 12:30. 

    The road from Strømstad to Fredrikstad runs inland. You cycle through woods and farmland on good roads with little traffic. In these areas, you find many historic sights and Norway's largest concentration of rock carvings from the Nordic Bronze Age, 1700 - 500 BC. In Fredrikstad, we recommend a visit to the charming Old Town.

    Accommodation at Quality Hotel Fredrikstad

  • DAY 5, THURSDAY: Fredrikstad - Moss/Jeløya, 56 km

    From Fredrikstad, you follow Norwegian national cycle route 1. Cycle Route. The route is well signposted. You cycle alternately through a lush cultural landscape and out by the coast with beaches and rocky shores. You can make nice detours along the way.

    Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Refsnes Gods on Jeløy Island

  • DAY 6, FRIDAY: Moss/Jeløya - Oslo, 76 km

    You continue north. Between Son and Hvitsten, the route runs inland, through forests and cultural landscapes. Continue via the small coastal pearl Hvitsten. Possible detour to Ramme, where Edvard Munch's house often is open to the public. Slightly hilly landscape towards the sea at Drøbak, where the Oslo fjord is at its narrowest. (From here there is a boat to Aker Brygge in Oslo). After passing a nice lake, the road turns towards the sea and follows the coast past several nice beaches. The route is well-signposted and easy to find when you approach Oslo. The tour ends outside the National Library, Oslo Opera House and Oslo Central Station.

    Departure
    Additional nights in Oslo? Please ask us for availability and prices.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2024: Starts on selected Sundays from 9 June to 18 August. Other departures on request (Sunday - Friday)

Number of days: 6

Number of participants: Minimum 2 people to complete the tour. A maximum of 8 spots on each departure.

Price per person 2024:
Per person in double room: From NOK 12 450.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 300.-

NB! Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per adult

Included in the price:
5 x accommodation incl. breakfast and self-packed lunch
2 x 3-course dinner 
Boat Sandefjord - Strømstad 
Tour description
Electronic maps (bikemap.net)
Luggage transfer

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks
Train from Oslo to Drammen, approx. NOK 200.-

Bike rental 2024:
E-bike, 5 days: NOK 3 000.- (extra day NOK 600.-)
Touring bikel, 5 daysr: NOK 2 400.- (extra day NOK 390.-)

Bike rental includes: Helmet, lock, 1 pannier, innertube Sealant to fix a puncture (1 per order).

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9/6Bike the Oslo Fjord route 9 - 14 June 2024612 450,-Book
23/6Bike the Oslo Fjord route 23 - 28 June 2024612 450,-Book
7/7Bike the Oslo Fjord route 7 - 12 July 2024612 450,-Book
21/7Bike the Oslo Fjord route 21 - 26 July 2024612 450,-Book
4/8Bike the Oslo Fjord route 4 - 9 August 2024412 450,-Book
18/8Bike the Oslo Fjord route 18 - 23 August 2024212 450,-Book