Self guided biking tour in Norway, Arctic Coast

“Self guided point to point cycling in beautiful northern Norway, discovering the Arctic coast, with bags transferred for you.”

Highlights

Tromsø | Sommarøy | seven days of point to point cycling | Mefjord | Senja | Andenes | Bø | Sortland | Svolvær | hotel accommodation | all breakfasts included and four dinners | option to extend holiday and cycle through the Lofoten Islands | bike rental arranged

Description of Self guided biking tour in Norway, Arctic Coast

Northern Norway is a wonderful cycling destination, and this self guided biking tour takes you along its beautiful Arctic coast, an unspoiled landscape that’s perfect for anyone looking for a real cycling holiday adventure.

Unique scenery, long summer days, wonderful light and incredible birdlife are characteristics of this part of the world, where hundreds of islands are linked by bridges and ferries. Breathe in the fresh sea air, pedal and pause when you like, exploring the striking coastline, long sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages at your own pace.

This is a self guided adventure, cycling point to point for seven days, with a detailed map and guide book supplied and luggage transferred for you. You need to be relatively fit and ready to tackle some hills. Cycling distances are from 30-70km each day, on average, and routes are quiet with little traffic. Bikes are not included in this holiday, but we can arrange bike rental for you. We recommend that you cycle in a group of minimum two people.

Begin in Tromsø, a buzzing city with mountains, fjords and islands all around it, and cycle through the island of Kvaløya, with its beautiful, varied terrain, before reaching the sea and the lovely island of Sommarøy.

Next, a ferry transports you to Senja, the second largest island in Norway. You will cycle along the island’s west coast through really wild and spectacular natural landscape, following a road that winds up and down, and around beautiful fjords.

The next island to explore by bike is Andøya, which you reach by ferry from Senja, where the scenery is diverse and gorgeous: marshes, mountains and sandy beaches. Linger here, discovering at your own pace, before heading tor Vesterålen and Sortland.

You cycle to Stokmarknes on the second to last day of this holiday and from here, opt to bike towards Svolvær, or take the Hurtigruten ferry. The scenery is spectacular whichever way you travel and the tour winds up in the ‘capital’ of the Lofoten Islands, Svolvær. If you have more time and energy, you can extend this holiday and cycle down through the Lofoten Islands, too.

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Responsible tourism: Self guided biking tour in Norway, Arctic Coast

Environment

We are a small, private owned Norwegian company that offer trips for an active holiday in various places of Norway.

Our biking tours are self-guided and all transport that is needed is local bus or ferry. You stay at private hotels with high focus of environment. Environmental policies are the same in nearly all places you will visit during this tour. The hotels mostly do recycling of waste materials and energy saving. The staff at the hotels will also advise you to turn of the light when you leave the room. Requesting suppliers limit cardboard and the number of deliveries and cleaning materials are ecologically friendly if possible. The hotels advise their guests to use the towels again, and leave it on the floor when it needs to be changed. Most of the hotels also do have the “saving shower” that are reducing the amount of water flowing and they use soap dispensers in the bathrooms.

By biking, you will be a part of the nature in a way, and you don’t destroy anything as long as you never throw away rubbish in the outdoors, and bicycling doesn’t make any sort of pollution itself. Always leave the environment as you would like to find it yourself! The food that you eat in the hotels is normally local produced/local cuisine and some is organic food. The various bicycle tours follow to a large extent existing roads with little vehicle traffic.

The law on the management of nature's diversity (from 1st of July 2009) (Naturmangfoldloven) has been very important for the nature of Norway and also the international perspective to protect the nature and the environment. Different arts in the nature that disappears will disappear forever. Therefore, Norway has a demanding and ambitious goal of halting the loss of biodiversity. This is a new law that will be helpful and taking care of the wildlife and the national parks as well.

This Norwegian law allows you to ride your bike wherever you want, as long as nothing else is announced. This gives you numberless possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land however, should not be trafficked. The nature must not be damaged! There might be stricter access to protected areas. Stick to paths and roads when you walk/ bike in agricultural and populated areas. Show respect for people and animals.

The conservation law is a general law which includes the use of the environment. "Nature is a national value that must be protected" and that "intervention in nature should only be carried out from a long-term and comprehensive resource optimization, which takes into account the nature of the future is maintained as the basis for human business, health and well-being." The Act provides further rules on the protection of special natural areas and natural resources (National Parks, conservation areas, nature reserves and nature memories).

Community

The trips are self-guided. You receive a guidebook. You meet local staff, the food is local and we’ll use local ferry and bus companies where transport is necessary. As a result of this, the money generated will stay within the local area, and provide local employment. You will get to know local specialties of food. In some of the places the local owner is working at the hotel. Journeys further afield may utilize public transport and the local economy benefits from our groups purchasing supplies and bike rental directly. We use local transport on all our trips.
The Arctic coast scores high when it comes to a focus on green environment. The countryside is relatively unspoiled and the islands are likely to remain as they are today. The islands along the Arctic coast is an adventure of spectacular nature with its special nordic light . On your way you might passes empty white beaches close to the open sea, along roads perfect for biking. An experience you will never forget.

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