Cycling along the Arctic Coast
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | £1489 per person
Other durations available on request.
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• One of the best island experiences and cycle rides in Europe
• Start in Tromso – a city surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands
• Stunning nature and scenery surrounds you
• End in Svolvaer “The capital of Lofoten”
A challenging leisure cycling holiday suitable for experienced cyclists and those comfortable with changing weather conditions, good at map navigation and able to handle cycling in remote locations.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Sunday: Individual arrival in Tromso
Accommodation in Tromsø.
Day 2: Cycle Tromsø – Sommarøy, 56 km.
Customization and delivery of rental bikes. We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. It is flat and nice to ride, but a steep ascent to Kattfjord, ca. 200 metres above sea level, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level.
Day 3: Cycle Sommarøy – Brennholmen – Mefjord – 45 km
From Sommarøy is some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills! Ferry to Senja and continue biking to Mefjordvær / accomodation.
Day 4: Cycle Mefjord – Ersfjorden – Hamn – 46 km
Today you bike up to and through Geitskards-tunnel and down to Ersjordsstranda and further on to Senja Island. You can look towards the spectacular mountain peaks “Okshornan”.
Day 5: Cycle Hamn, Senja – Gryllefjord – Andenes 17 km
Today it is a short biking day, but there are some climbs upward, and some downhills, we go by ferry to the Island “Andøya”. In Andenes, it is possible to sign up for whale watching in the afternoon. In Andenes is it’s own Northern Lights Centre. Accomodation Andenes.
Day 6: Cycle Andenes – Bo 48 km
Today, it is easy and pleasant to ride! The tour goes on the outside of Andøya, and you will experience a 2.5 km. long sandy beach and is also a famous bird island! Along the way there are opportunities for light hiking. Accomodation Bø.
Day7: Cycle Bo – Risøyhamn – Sortland 63km
From Bø you will ride on to Risøyhamn, then across the steep bridge. The journey from Risøyhamn to Sortland is easy to ride, the only upgrades are 2 bridges to cross. Accomodation Sortland.
Day 8: Cycle Sortland – Svolvaer – alternative distances.
Day 9: Depart or extendt the tour in Lofoten.
This tour starts in Tromso. Overall, this is a rather easy tour. A few short climbs can be conquered easily by pushing the bike. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways and minor roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Cycling along the Arctic Coast tour stays in cabins, hotels and guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 8 x accommodations with breakfast, 4 x dinner, 7 selfmade lunch packet (not lunch packet in Svolvær the last day)
– Tour description and map
– Luggage Transport
– Bike hire
NB: The trip starts in Tromsø and ends up in Svolvær. Hurtigruten back to Svolvær is not incl. in these prices.
Bike hire is included in the price
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. It is possible to bring own pedals.
Cycling the Arctic Coast, 9 days, 8 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 11.06. – 13.08.2017
Arrival every Sunday
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1489 | Book online here >>
Hotel Category Descriptions
Cabins, hotels and guesthouses
Holiday Price: £1489
Single Supplement: From £349