Biking along the Arctic Coast
Biking along the Arctic Coast– Norway –9 days / 8 nights, Tromsø - Sommarøy - Senja - Andøya - Sortland - Stokmarknes - SvolværBiking along the Arctic Ocean Coast, from Tromsø surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands goes our ride through a beautiful nature of Kvaløya via Kattfjord, to the south of the coast to the fishing location and island Sommarøy. Continue to Senja, Norway's second largest island, by ferry to the island Andøya and via Risøysundet to Sortland. Cycle to Stokmarknes, choose to bike to Svolvær or go by Hurtigruten along the coast, ending in Svolvaer.
|Operation||June 14 - August 26, 2015|
June 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16
|Price||from $1,755per person in double room
$2,250 single room
$275 bike rental
|Included||8 nights accomodation
8 x selfmade lunch packet / refill own thermos
4 x 3-course dinner
Map and tour description
Luggage transport (1 piece per person)
|Not Included||International airfare and airport taxes
Ferries, total appr. NOK 350,-per person
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||The trip starts in Tromsø and ends in Svolvær.
It is possible to bring own pedals.
305 km + possible alternative last day 74 km (more options that day)
Return of the bike and equipment is additional, approx $65, from Svolvaer to Tromsø.
This follows the bike: helmet, wirelock, Repair kit with patches, the necessary keys for adjustments, spare hose, pump, lights for mounting on helmet, reflective vest with a half-long arms.
|Tour Options||Hurtigruten Sortland to Svolvær|
Biking along the Arctic Coast
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Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ Individual arrival in Tromsø. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Day 2 CYCLE TROMSØ - SOMMARØY (56 km) (B, L, D) Customization and delivery of rental bikes. Information about the trip. We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy.
You ride over to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. It is flat and nice to cycle here, but a some steep ascent to Kattfjord, ca. 200 metres above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is fine, we recommend a stop for a swim at a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal communitiy, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and overnight at Sommarøy. (Sommarøy means Summer Island). We recommend an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with magnificent views of the ocean and down the island of Senja.
Day 3 SOMMARØY - BRENNHOLMEN - MEFJORDVÆR (45 km) (B, L, D) From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills! Bike to Brennholmen, there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you cycle a detour to Mefjordvær. Dinner and accomodation in Mefjordvær.
Day 4 MELFJORD - ERSFJORDEN - STEINSFJORDEN - HAMN (46 km ) (B, L, D) Cycle back to Senjahopen, then continue up to and through Geitskards-tunnel. From here down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord. By Tungeneset the stunning views north towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan". Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to Skalandstunellen before we roll down the "Senja Troll" and on to the Hamn at Senja Island. Dinner and accomodation in Hamn.
Day 5 HAMN/SENJA - GRYLLEFJORD - ANDDENES (17 km) (B, L) Today it is a short biking distance, but there are some climbs upward, and some downhills. We are up to 172 metres above sea level today and there we will have great views to Gryllefjord and the fishing village by the sea.
From Gryllefjord we go by a summer-ferry over to the Island "Andøya". The ferry takes 1:45 hours and is an attraction in itself, both in nice weather and storms. In Andenes, it is possible to sign up for whale watching in the afternoon. Accomodation in Andenes. Andenes has it's own Northern Lights Centre.
We recommend a whale watching tour from Andenes!
Day 6 ANDENES - BO (48 km) (B, L, D) Today, it is easy and pleasant to ride! The tour goes on the outside of Andøya, a famous bird island with a 2.5 km long sandy beach. The road goes a little way ahead of the island, along a lake and then over a vast marshes before riding along the coast again, with several sandy beaches. Along the way there are opportunities for light hiking. Dinner and overnight in Bo.
Day 7 BO - RISØYHAMN - SORTLAND (63 km) (B, L) From Bo you will ride on to Risøyhamn, then across the steep bridge over Risøysund. For those wanting a longer ride today, we recommend a trip around the southern tip of Andøya (approx. 35 km) partly car-free gravel road.
The journey from Risøyhamn to Sortland is easy to ride, the only upgrades are 2 bridges to cross. Accomodation in Sortland (the Blue City).
Day 8 OPTIONS FOR SORTLAND - SVOLVÆR (B, L) Option 1: Cycle Sortland - Stokmarknes 30 km. Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) departs at 15.15, arrives Svolvaer 18.30 (visit the famous and narrow fjord "Trollfjord"). Accomodation in Svolvaer. In Svolvær there are many very good restaurants!
Option 2. Cycle Sortland - Stokmarknes - Melbu + car ferry to Fiskebøl. We recommend cycling the outside of the Austvågøya to Sildpollen. From Sildpollen it is 15 km to Svolvær, and you have to expect any more traffic. Total 74 km.
From Stokmarknes to Melbu you cycle along the outer side of Hadseløya, an easy to cycle route with few and short hills. Most of the trip Austågøy has not been surfaced, but we guarantee great scenery! Accomodation in Svolvaer.
Day 9 DEPARTURE SVOLVAER (B) 1. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 15.15 and southward to the chosen destination.
2. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 22.00 and northward, arrive Tromsø next day at 14.30.
3. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 20.00, and southward, arrive Bodø 02.00. Flight from Bodø.
4. Flights from Svolvær or bus to Evenes Airport and flight from there.