Arctic Coast from Tromsø to Svolvær
Cycling: 305 km starting in Tromsø, Troms Finnmark
17 000 NOK/pers (7 nights)
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17 000 NOK / pers
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7 nights
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305 km

Included

  • done7 nights in selected hotels and guest houses (price per person in a double room)
  • done7 x breakfast
  • done6 x self-packed lunch
  • done4 x 3-course dinner (excl drinks)
  • doneLuggage transport
  • doneBicycle maps

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSupplement for single rooms: 3 800 NOK
  • doneHybrid bike, 21 gears (7 days) for rent: 2 400 NOK
  • doneE-bike (7 days) for rent: 4 000 NOK (deposit 3 000 NOK which is paid upon delivery)
  • doneBicycle bag/handlebar bag: 145 NOK per bag

This bike package is an adventure trip in northern Norway, with mighty nature. The Arctic coast from Tromsø to Svolvær is an adventure for you who enjoy a slightly challenging cycling holiday. Take a breath and fill your lungs with fresh sea air before setting off on a bike ride in an exciting and beautiful island landscape with wind in your hair.

Cycling starts in Tromsø and you will meet the ocean when you get to Sommarøy. From there you follow the outside of Senja, where mighty mountains reminiscent of trolls that have turned to stone under the midnight sun. Andøya offers contrasts with soft valleys, marsh areas and steep mountains. The last leg, from Sortland to Svolvær, you can take the Hurtigruten through Raftsundet and experience the famous Trollfjord. The trip ends with accommodation in Svolvær. A total of about 305 km.

Ferries are not included (approx. 500 NOK/per person for the ferries during this trip, tickets must be paid on board. The Hurtigruten from Svolvær back to Tromsø is not be included in the price.

Demanding ride for people who are well trained and have experience of sitting on the bike seat for many hours several days in a row. Day stages approx. 30-70 km. In bad weather with a lot of precipitation and / or wind, the trips become more strenuous. For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people cycle together.

Day 1

Arrival Tromsø

Tromsø is the capital of northern Norway at almost 70 degrees north. In Tromsø you can experience the midnight sun from 19 May to 27 July. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Accommodation in Tromsø
Day 2

Cycling Tromsø - Sommarøy

The day starts with delivery and adaptation of any rental bikes. You cycle around the southern tip of Tromsøya and over to Kvaløya. Along Kvaløysletta (walking and cycling path) it is flat and nice to cycle, but you get a rough climb up to Kattfjordeidet, approx. 200 masl From here it is easy and nice cycling for a while, before you roll down towards the Kattfjord, which is surrounded by majestic peaks at over 1000 meters above sea level.

On the way to Sommarøy, you pass boathouses, piers and closed fish farms. Sommarøy is a vibrant coastal community that makes a living from fishing and tourism. For the active, an evening trip up on Hillesøytoppen is recommended, with a great view over the open sea and south towards Senja. Dinner and overnight at Sommarøy.

Accomodation at Sommarøy
Breakfast, self-packed lunch and dinner
62 km
Day 3

Cycling Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær

Cycle to the ferry berth on Brennsholmen, about 7 km. From there, the summer ferry goes over to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn there is some ascent over a small pass of approx. 120 masl On the other side, some nice downhills and light terrain along the fjord towards Senjahopen and Mefjordvær await. You eventually meet the outside of Senja, with the overwhelming landscape of steep mountains plunging straight into the sea. Here the narrow road winds in and out of fjords with clean, clear and cold water. Dinner and overnight Mefjordvær.

Accomodation in Mefjordvær
Breakfast, self-packed lunch and dinner
41 km
Day 4

Cycling Mefjordvær - Hamn

Cycle back to Senjahopen, then further up through the Geitskard tunnel. From here down to Ersjordsstranda and on to Tungeneset with fantastic views of the famous Okshornan. Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to the Skaland tunnel before rolling down towards Senjatrollet and on to Hamn on Senja. Nasjonal Turistveg Senja has made some great picnic areas on Ersfjordstranda, Tungeneset and Bergsbotn. Dinner and overnight in Hamn.

Accomodation in Hamn
Breakfast, self-packed lunch and dinner
46 km
Day 5

Cycling Hamn - Gryllefjord - Andenes - Bø

On the first stage, from Hamn to Gryllefjord, you pass through the Ballesvikskar tunnel, which is Senja's newest tunnel, opened in 2013. You can also choose to cycle the old road, over a pass of approx. 170 masl The trip from Hanm to Gryllefjord is 11 or 17 km depending on whether you cycle the tunnel or not. From Gryllefjord there is a ferry over to Andøya. The ferry ride takes 1 hour and 40 min. From Andenes you cycle on to Bø and Marmelkroken, 48 km. An easy and nice stage, if the headwind does not sabotage it all. The trip goes outside Andøya. The road runs partly on a wide ledge between sea and mountains and partly over endless bog areas. If you are lucky, you can see seals, whales and eagles on your way.

A stop at Bleik with a walk on the beach and along the old settlement is recommended. Here you can stop and look out at the bird mountain on Bleikøya. National tourist route Andøya has arranged some nice vantage points on Kleivodden, north of Bleik and by Bukkekjerka, south of the endless marsh areas. Dinner and overnight in Bø.

Accomodation in Bø
Breakfast, self-packed lunch and dinner
59 km
Day 6

Cycling Bø - Sortland

From Bø, the bike ride continues past Risøyhamn and over the steep bridge that crosses Risøysundet. The trip along the fjord from Risøyhamn to Sortland is easy to cycle, but now you can expect a little more traffic. Accommodation in Sortland (the blue city).

Accommodation in Sortland
Breakfast and self-packed lunch
63 km
Day 7

Cycle Sortland - Svolvær (alternative routes)

Alt. 1: Cycle Sortland - Stokmarknes, 28 km. The Hurtigruten from Stokmarknes to Svolvær. The trip goes through the narrow Raftsundet and passes the famous Trollfjord.

Alt. 2: Cycle Sortland - Melbu + ferry to Fiskebøl. Then on to Svolvær, a total of 76 km. A good deal of traffic must be expected along the E10. From Fiskebøl, we recommend cycling a detour along Fv888 on the outside of Austvågøy, (approx. 47 km/3 hours extra). From Sildpollen it is 16 km to Svolvær along the E10 and a good deal of traffic. Possible handing in of rental bicycles by further agreement. Accommodation in Svolvær.

Accommodation in Svolvær
Breakfast and self-packed lunch
Alternative routes, 28/76 km
Day 8

Departure from Svolvær

Alternative travel options from Svolvær:
Alt. 1: Speedboat from Svolvær to Bodø, avg. 06.30 (+16.00 Sundays)
Alt. 2: Southbound Hurtigruten from Svolvær at 20.30
Alt. 3: Northbound Hurtigruten from Svolvær at 22.00
Alt. 4: Fly from Svolvær or bus to Evenes and fly from there

Breakfast

If cancelled more than 30 days before the departure day starts: The amount paid minus a fee of 1 000 NOK per person is refundable.
In case of cancellation when it is less than 30 days until the day of departure starts, or in case of non-attendance: No refund will be given.

The organizer’s administration fee is 500 NOK per person for changing the order.

First payment (deposit) of 1 000 NOK must be paid within 14 days after you have received the confirmed booking and payment information. The final payment is made no later than 30 days before the departure.

We recommend all customers to have active travel insurance throughout the trip, which covers both damage to the customer and the customer’s items, as well as other accidents that may occur during the package trip.