Bike the Oslo Fjord route
Cycling: 331 km starting in Oslo, Oslo
12 450 NOK/pers (5 nights)
12 450 NOK/pers
5 nights
331 km


  • doneFive nights (price per person in a double room)
  • done5 x breakfast
  • done3-course dinner in Moss (Day 2)
  • doneBoat Strömstad-Sandefjord
  • doneLuggage transfer
  • doneTour description
  • doneDigital bicycle maps (gpx) to download in your smartphone

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSupplement for single rooms
  • done Electric bike 5 days: 3 000 NOK (extra day 500 NOK)
  • doneHybrid bike 5 days: 2 400 NOK (extra day 390 NOK)

Cycle through historic towns and rustic coastal communities along the Oslo Fjord. Enjoy wining and dining by canals and harbours. Explore ancient monuments and rock carvings, and see Viking ships being built. Discover the artistic legacy of Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum in Oslo and visit his summer residence in Ramme. Walk in his footsteps in Jeløya and Fredrikstad, and see his best-preserved home in Åsgårdstrand.

As you cycle along the gentle fjord landscapes and beaches, you’ll pass through rich agricultural lands on small, low-traffic roads. The beauty of the fjord is truly captivating, and there are many attractions and sights to explore. Some of the ancient monuments tell of settlements that date back 8000 years.

One of the highlights of the trip is the ferry journey from Strömstad in Sweden, where the fjord meets the ocean, to the west side of the fjord. Along the way, you’ll pass by idyllic islands and lighthouses, making for a truly unforgettable experience. The tour also takes you to some of the most significant Viking sites in Norway. In Tønsberg, the country’s oldest town, you can witness a Viking ship being built and see a replica of the famous Oseberg ship at Tønsberg harbour.

For art lovers, the trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the artistic legacy of Norway’s most famous painter, Edvard Munch. Munch had a lifelong love for nature, especially for the coast and the Oslo Fjord. In Oslo, you can discover his works at the Munch Museum, which is dedicated entirely to his art. At Ramme in the community of Hvitsten, you can see Munch’s summer residence and walk along the cultural trail that inspired many of his works. Munch spent several years at Jeløya in Moss, where he found great inspiration from the surroundings. In Fredrikstad, you can wander in his footsteps, visiting six places that 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, an experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Dag 1 - Oslo, the Capitol of Norway

hotelThon Hotel Opera, Oslo
Photo: Guttorm Stilen Johansen, Munchmuseet

During your stay in Oslo, you will be situated in the city center, conveniently close to the railway station. The neighborhood where you will be staying is a recently developed area in the city.

While in Oslo, there are several activities that you can enjoy. For example, you can take a walk on the roof of the Opera House or visit popular attractions such as the Munch Museum and the new National Library. In addition, there are plenty of shopping options, trendy bars, and high-end restaurants all within easy walking distance.

If you're interested in exploring more of Oslo's cultural offerings, you can also take a bicycle tour to famous museums and sights outside the city center. This will give you the opportunity to see more of the city and its surrounding areas, while also getting some exercise and fresh air.

Dag 2 - Scenic views and charming Hvitsten

hotelHotell Refsnes Gods, Moss
restaurantBreakfast, self-packed lunch and dinner
directions_bike76 km

The cycle tour begins just outside the Opera house, and it's easy to find your way out of the city as there are clear signposts. As you start your journey, you'll follow the road that runs along the coast, passing by several beautiful beaches. You'll then turn inland, passing by a scenic lake, and continue through a slightly hilly landscape towards the sea at Drøbak. This is where the Oslo fjord is at its narrowest, providing stunning views that are sure to take your breath away.

As you continue on your journey, you'll pass through the small coastal town of Hvitsten, which is a true gem of a place. Hvitsten is known as one of the Oslofjord's first summer holiday paradises at the end of the 19th century. Here, you can take a possible detour to Ramme, where Edvard Munch's house is often open to the public. Ramme is a picturesque community located in Hvitsten, and it's a great place to explore if you're interested in Munch's art and his life. Accommodation and 3-course dinner awaits at Hotel Refsnes Gods on the Jeløy Island.

Ascent: 880 meter, Descent: 860 meter, Elevation: max 135 meter.

Dag 3 - Fredrikstad with the charming Old Town

hotelQuality Hotel, Fredrikstad
directions_bike58 km

You cycle along the Norwegian national cycle route 1, also known as the coastal route, head over to the town of Moss. This scenic route is part of EuroVelo 12, North Sea Cycle Route, which covers over 6,000 kilometers through eight countries around the North Sea. The signposted route will guide you through some of Norway's most breathtaking coastal landscapes. You'll cycle through a diverse terrain that includes a lush cultural landscape and the rugged coastline, with its pristine beaches and rocky shores.

As you ride along, make sure to take the time to appreciate the stunning views of the fjords, islands, and mountains that surround you. There are plenty of opportunities to take a break and enjoy a picnic or a swim in the sea, When you reach Fredrikstad, make sure to visit the charming Old Town, which dates back to the 16th century. This well-preserved area is home to a network of narrow streets, historic buildings, and lively squares, all surrounded by a fortified wall.

Ascent: 560 meter, Descent: 580 meter, Elevation: max 87 meter.

Dag 4 - Fredrikstad - Strömstad, boat to Sandefjord

hotelHotel Kong Karl, Sandefjord
directions_bike60 km (and 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.

Ascent: 520 meter, Descent: 530 meter, Elevation: max 93 meter.

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

Dag 5 - Sandefjord - Horten

hotelThon Partner Hotel, Horten
directions_bike58 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.

Ascent: 390 meter, Descent: 400 meter, Elevation: max 56 meter.

Dag 6 - Horten - Filtvet. Boat to Oslo

directions_bike71 km

From Horten, you follow secondary roads 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 Svelvik, where you cross the Drammen fjord. A steep uphill to go across the peninsula.

Ascent: 430 meter, Descent: 440 meter, Elevation: max 99 meter.

The cycle tour ends with a boat trip from Filtvet to Aker Brygge in central Oslo. Along the way, the boat stops by many charming small places.

Departure from Oslo or additional nights at Thon Hotel Opera.

An initial deposit of 2,000 NOK per person is due within 14 days of receiving your confirmed booking and payment information. The remaining balance must be paid no later than 30 days prior to departure.
We strongly advise all travelers to obtain comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of their trip, covering personal injury, belongings, and any unforeseen incidents that may arise during the package tour.

If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the departure date: The amount paid minus a cancellation fee of 2,000 NOK per person is refundable.
If cancelled within 30 days of the departure date, or in case of a no-show: No refund will be provided.
An administration fee of 500 NOK per person applies for any changes made to the booking.