Day 1: Arrival in Drammen
Arrival day The heart of Drammen is around Bragernes square and the riverbanks for nice strolls on both sides of the river, it even includes a nice beach for swimming and relaxation in the middle of the town.
Accommodation in Drammen. Your hotel is located in a former industrial area by the river which now has become a trendy place to live.
Day 2: Drammen - Horten, 54 km
You start biking along the river Drammenselva towards Vestfold county. A Slightly uphill route where you can enjoy the rural landscape. Just before you arrive in the town, Holmestrand you will meet the fjord again. In Holmestrand you can take a rest and enjoy lunch by the harbour. The tour continues along country roads to the town of Horten, which used to be Norway’s most important naval base. The naval museum, called Karljohansvern, is worth a visit.
Accommodation in Horten. Your hotel is close to the harbour.
Day 3: Horten - Sandefjord, 55 km
The bike lane, along with the coast from Horten, will take you to the village of Åsgårdstrand. On the way, you pass Midgard Historical Center where you can experience how the Vikings lived. The famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch spent many summers in Åsgårdstrand. His small wooden summer house is now turned into a museum. The tour continues along the coastline to Tønsberg, the oldest town in Norway. We recommend visiting the lively harbour to see how local craftsmen build copies of Viking ships. The road from Tønsberg to Sandefjord passes the burial mound where the Viking ship ‘Gokstadskipet’ was found. In Sandefjord, you can visit the Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) and enjoy the nice harbour area.
Accommodation in Sandefjord
Day 4: Sandefjord - Strömstad (Sweden) – Fredrikstad, 16 km
Today you cross the Oslo Fjord from Sandefjord to Strömstad in Sweden. The ferry takes about 2 h 30 min. From Strömstad, you can bike a 14 km loop along small roads and through nice villages north of the town. We recommend bringing your swimwear and a towel to enjoy a refreshing swim in the fjord. The town of Strömstad has a nice downtown area with restaurants and shops.
In the afternoon, you will board the passenger ferry 'Sagasund' to go to back to Norway and the city of Fredrikstad. A nice boat tour across the fjord (about 2 h). The old town of Fredrikstad (Gamlebyen) is the best preserved fortified town in Scandinavia.
Accommodation in Fredrikstad
Day 5: Fredrikstad - Son, 63 km
Today´s bike route starts along the fjord, just outside Fredrikstad. The route visits many small villages. You can bike the inland or choose a 5 km longer ride along the fjord. In the afternoon you will reach the town of Moss with its typical wooden houses. The town areas once occupied by wood- and paper industries are now replaced with cafés and art galleries. Son, where you will spend the night, is a nice little harbour village 10 km further north.
Accommodation in Son
Day 6: Son - Drøbak, bus or boat trip to Oslo, 36 km
From Son you can choose between two different countryside roads. The first one passes the nice village of Hølen and continues along a bicycle lane to Vestby. The other and more hilly road leads to the beautiful village of Hvitsten. The bicycle tour ends in Drøbak, a lovely coastal town where the Oslo Fjord is at its most narrow. Here you can visit the local aquarium and Christmas decoration shop. Once in Drøbak, you will park your bike and take a bus or a boat to Oslo.
Accommodation in Oslo
Day 7: Breakfast and Departure