Arctic Coast cycling

Arctic Ocean Coast - 9 days / 305 + 74 km: TROMSØ - SOMMARØY - SENJA - ANDØYA - BØ - SORTLAND - STOKMARKNES - SVOLVÆR 

Arctic Ocean is a paradise for you who would like an island adventure on a bicycle! Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh sea air, before you with wind in your hair set off on a bike ride in an exciting and beautiful landscape made up of large and small islands.
From the lively city of Tromsø surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands the bike ride goes through a beautiful and varied nature of Kvaløya via Kattfjord, outwards to the south of the coast to the fishing location and island Sommarøy (means Summer Island). After a short ferry trip the tour continues to Senja, Norway's second largest island. The road along the western coast of Senja Gryllefjord winds through the strong nature, uphill and down - in and out of fjords. The road passes Senja Troll, Norways largest stone troll!
Next  island hopping goes to Andøya by ferry. New adventures from the bike seat are waiting for you. Andøya is a natural pearl close to the sea with its large and continuous marshes braking against steep mountains and sandy beaches. In Andenes there is possibility to sign up for exciting whale watching or you can visit Andøya Space Center, whit the room ship Aurora. You continue to the sandy beach at Bleik before you stay overnight in a very cosy, small guesthouse with really home made cooking!  Take time to explore the island before crossing the strait Risøysund to Sortland.
The second last day cycle to Stokmarknes. From here, you can choose whether to continue the bike ride towards Svolvaer, or take quick route. Both options give you great scenery. The tour ends in Svolvaer - the "capital" of Lofoten.
Tourdates 2016: (Starting Sundays in Tromsø, ends up in Svolvær next Monday).
Tours with luggage transport: starting Sundays 12. June, 10. July and 24. July (not possible to book this tour without luggage transport)
Tours without luggage transport: starting Sundays 19. June, 3. July, 17. July and 31. July

NB: On this trip we recommend min. 2 persons to bike together.

If you are groups from 6 persons, we can tailor make a trip in other periods as well, with or without luggage transport.          

Parts of the tour follows the Natinal Tourist Routs, Senja and Andøya

Level of difficulty  
Number of days: 9
Distance 305 km + possible alterantiv last day 74 km (more options that day)
Price per person 2016:

With luggage transport: NOK 11 550,- pr. person in double room.
Without luggage transport: NOK 9900,- pr. person in dobule room
Single room supplement NOK 3200, -
Discount for booking before 1. June - Nkr 250, - pr. person.

Price includes

8 nights accomodation w / breakfast. 7 x selfmade lunch box and thermos refills.
4 x 3-course dinner.
Map (1 set per. 2 people) and tour descriptions. 
Luggage trasnport on tour starting 12.06, 10.07 and 24.07 (1 piece per. person)       
Ferries are not included (approx. 450, - pr. Person).
note: The tour starts in Tromsø and ends in Svolvaer.  It is possible to go back to Tromsø by Hurtigruten, arriving Tromsø Wednesday.
Or continue to Bodø for Hurtigruten southwards or flight back. Ask for prices. 
It is also possible to continue, biking the Lofoten tour starting in Svolvær Mondays, ends up in Bodø next Monday.  Ask for prices.

Bike rental

Hybrid bikes (easy on asphalt roads): 10 days NOK 1825, - .
El-bikes: 10 days NOK 2840,-
Panniers Ortlieb 20 liter, and / or Hadle bars bag Ortlieb: NOK 154,- per. bag. 
Return of the bike and equipment is additional, NOK. 450, - from Svolvaer to Tromso.
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


Price from:
9 900,-
Book early discount per adult: 250,-
Accomodation 8 Nights incl. breakfast. 7 x selfmade lunchpacket / refill own Thermos. 4 x 3-course dinner. Maps and tourdescription.
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Day program

Day 1: Individual arrival in Tromso / Accommodation in Tromso.
Day 2: Cycle Tromsø - Sommarøy, 56 km.
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: Cycle Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær - 45 km
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: Cycle Mefjordvær - Ersfjorden - Steinsfjorden - Straumbotn - Hamn - 46 km

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: Cycle Hamn, Senja - Gryllefjord - Andenes 17 km
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 hour and 40 min. 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.
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! The road goes a little way ahead from the coast line, along a lake and then over some endless marshes before you cycle along the coast again and new sandy beaches.  Along the way there are opportunities for light hiking. Dinner and accomodation in Bo.
Day 7: Cycle Bo - Risøyhamn - Sortland 63km
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: Alternative options Sortland - Svolvaer: 
1. Cycle Sortland - Stokmarknes 30 km. Hurtigruten (Coastal Express), which departs at 15.15, arr. Svolvaer 18.30 (visit the famous and narrow fjord "Trollfjord"). Accomodation in Svolvaer. In Svolvær there is many very good restaurants!
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 have not been surfacing, but we guarantee great scenery!
Accomodation in Svolvaer.
Day 9: Depart-day:
1. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 20.00 and southward to the appropriate destination.
2. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 22.00 and northward, arr. Tromso next day at 14.30
3. Hurtigruten from Svolvær, depart 20.00, and southward, arr. Bodo 02.00. Flight from Bodo.
4. Bus to Evenes Airport and flight from there.
5.  Flight from Svolvær

Bike Rentals

Merida spreeder

Finse 1222 Lite, Gentleman frame

Finse 1222 Lite, Lady frame

Electric Cycle 

Ortlieb handlebar bag 

Ortlieb pannier


Departures and prices

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12/6Bicycling Arctic Coast 12. - 20. June 2016 with luggagetransport211 550,-Book
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19/6Bicycling Arctic Coast 19. - 27. June 2016 (without luggagetransport)69 900,-Book
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26/6Bicycling Arctic Coast 26. June - 4.July 2016 with luggagetransportFull11 550,-Full
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3/7Bicycling Arctic Coast 3. - 11. July 2016 (without luggagetransport)89 900,-Book
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10/7Bicycling Arctic Coast 10. - 18. July 2016 with luggagetransportFull11 550,-Full
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17/7Bicycling Arctic Coast 17. - 25. July 2016 (without luggagetransport)Full9 900,-Full
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24/7Bicycling Arctic Coast 24. July - 1. august 2016 with luggagetransportFull11 550,-Full
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31/7Bicycling Arctic Coast 31. July - 8. august 2016 (without luggagetransport)69 900,-Book

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