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Bike the Oslo Fjord route

Photo: Irene Asphaug
Photo: Bent van Vuuren
Photo: Bent van Vuuren
Photo: Bent van Vuuren
Photo: Son Spa
Photo: Son Spa
This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

When people hear the word Fjord, they associate it with the West Coast of Norway. The fact is, that we also have a deep fjord leading up to Oslo, the capital of Norway. 
By biking the Oslofjord route you'll discover the hidden charm of white villages and lush forests. You bike along the gentle fjord landscapes on small, low-traffic roads.
This is our most urban tour. You spend some nights in historic towns teeming with activity Round the Clocks on sunny days, and it doesn't cost you anything to wander along and enjoy the fresh sea air. There is plenty of opportunities for al fresco wining and dining.
We provide a detailed road description and maps to help you find your way. Yo stay overnight in centrally located hotels, all in 3- and 4-star category, some offering spa.  
Don't forget to bring your bathing suit. This is not the freezing Atlantic Ocean and the water is less cold than one might expect. You will see many nice beaches along the way.
The tour ends in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, but still just 15-minutes away from the bush. More information at Visit Norway/Oslo

When  booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 7 business days, depending on the supplier(s).
Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

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Day by day program

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 

Departures and prices

Dates 2019 (on request):
Departures every Monday from the 3rd of June until the 9th of September 2019
Departures every Sunday from the 16th of June until the 4th of August 2019
See exact dates on 'Book trip'.
Number of days: 7
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful Information

Price per person 2019:
Per person in double room: From NOK 9 000.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 300.-

Included in the price:
6 nights accommodation with breakfast
Tour descriptions and maps ("Bikeline" style, available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Norwegian)
Luggage transfer
Boat tickets Sandefjord-Strömstad and Strömstad-Fredrikstad
Boat/bus-ticket Drøbak - Oslo

Bike rental 2019:
Touring/Trekking bike, 24 gear: NOK 950.-
E-bike: NOK 1 900.-

Bike rental includes: Handle bar bag with map holder, 1 pannier, bottle holder, repair kit (1 kit per reservation), pump, lock and mileage counter.
Helmet is not included.

Rental bikes must be booked in advance.
Bikes are picked up in Drammen and returned in Drøbak.

This tour is operated by Merlot Reiser


Woman's bike 24 gear:

Men's bike 24 gear:

Ebike 7 gears: