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Bike the Oslo Fjord route

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

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. You spend some nights in historic towns teeming with activity Round the Clocks. There is plenty of opportunities for al fresco wining and dining along canals and harbours. You pass a few dozen rustic coastal communities evenly spread on both sides of the fjord. You cycle along the gentle fjord landscapes and beaches, through rich agricultural landscapes on small, low-traffic roads. From Strömstad in Sweden, where the fjord meets the ocean, you cross the fjord from east to west by ship. The journey goes past idyllic islands and lighthouses. The bicycle tour continues on the west side of the fjord and ends in Oslo.

The fjord offers 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 the landscape south of Fredrikstad, you find Norway,s largest concentration of rock carvings. The cycle route goes right past some of them. 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.

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. At Ramme in the community of Hvitsten, you can see Edvard Munch`s summer residence, and walk in his landscape along the cultural trail. Munch found great inspiration from the surroundings while spending several years at Jeløya in Moss. In Fredrikstad you can "wander in the footsteps of Munch", visiting six places he had a special connection to.
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.


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  • 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: 331 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: Arrival 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: Oslo - Moss, 77 km

    The tour starts outside the Opera house. Well signposted and easy to find your way out of the city. The road follows the coast past several nice beaches before turning inland past a lake. Slightly hilly landscape towards the sea at Drøbak, where the Oslo fjord is at its narrowest. Continue via the small coastal pearl Hvitsten. Possible detour to Ramme, where Edvard Munch's house often is open to the public.

    Accommodation at Hotel Refsnes Gods on the Jeløy Island

  • DAY 3, TUESDAY: Moss - Fredrikstad, 58 km

    From Moss, 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 cycle alternately through a lush cultural landscape and out by the coast with beaches and rocky shores. In Fredrikstad, we recommend a visit to the charming Old Town.

    Accommodation at Quality Hotel Fredrikstad

  • DAY 4, WEDNESDAY: Fredrikstad - Strömstad, 60 km. Boat to Sandefjord

    The road from Fredrikstad to Strømstad 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. You continue into Sweden and the bustling life in the summer town of Strömstad.

    The Fjordline ship departs from Strømstad at 18.30 and arrives in Sandefjord at 21.00.

    Accommodation at Hotel Kong Carl

  • DAY 5, THURSDAY: Sandefjord - Horten, 57 km

    From Sandefjord to Horten, you are back on the Norwegian national cycle route 1. 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. In charming Åsgårdstrand, you cycle past Edvard Munch's summer house, which is often open to visitors. The route towards Horten follows forest paths along the coast. You pass the Midgard Viking Centre. In Horten, we recommend a stroll around the old naval base, Karljohansvern.

    Accommodation at Thon Partner Hotel Horten

  • DAY 6, FRIDAY: Horten - Drammen, 55 km. Train to Oslo

    From Horten, you follow secondary roads and/or trails north towards Holmestrand. The pier in Holmestrand is a nice place for lunch with a view of the fjord and the marina. You continue north on the old main road along the fjord and reach the community of Sande.
    From there you head towards Drammen. Drammen is a busy city, so you must expect some traffic through the city center.
    The cycle tour ends at Brakerøya Station, where you take a train to Oslo Central Station. You bring the bikes with you on the train.

    Departure or additional nights in Oslo.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2023: Starts Sundays from 4 June to 20 august
Number of days: 6
Number of participants: Minimum 2 people to complete the tour. A maximum of 12 spots on each departure.

Price per person 2023:
Per person in double room: From NOK 11 950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 800.-

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

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

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

Bike rental 2023:
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).