The Arctic Coast Cycling Holidays
Start: Tromso

Your Itinerary

Cycling along the Arctic Coast
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | £1499 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Tour Highlights
• 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”

Route features
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

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Friday: Individual arrival in Tromsø

Accommodation at Quality Hotel Saga, Tromsø

Day 2: Saturday: Tromsø – Sommarøy – 58 km

Pick up the rental bikes. You start the trip by biking to Kvaløya. From here it is easy and nice downhill biking the to Kattfjord.

Accommodation at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel.

Day 3: Sunday: Sommarøy – Brensholmen – Mefjordvær – 45 km

From Sommarøy there are some climbs. Bike to Brensholmen. From there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, From here you make a detour to Mefjordvær. Accommodation at Mefjord Brygge.

Day 4: Monday: Mefjordvær – Ersfjorden – Steinsfjorden – Straumbotn – Hamn – 46 km

Cycle back to Senjahopen, and then continue up to and through Geitskards-tunnel. Today’s trip ends with a climb up to Skalands-tunnel before you roll down the “Senja Troll” and on to the Hamn at Senja Island. Accommodation at Hamn in Senja.

Day 5: Tuesday: Hamn – Gryllefjord – Andenes – 17 km

Today’s program offers just a short biking distance, but there are some climbs upward, and some downhills. From Gryllefjord we go by a summer-ferry over to the Island Andøya.

Accommodation at Andrikken Hotell.

Day 6: Wednesday: Andenes – Bø – 48 km

Today you’ll have an easy and pleasant ride. The tour goes on the outer coast of Andøya. After a while the road leaves the coast, and runs along a lake and then over some endless marshes before returning to the coast. Accommodation at Marmelkroken.

Day 7: Thursday: Bø – Risøyhamn – Sortland – 63 km

From Bø you will ride on to Risøyhamn, then across the steep bridge over Risøysund. Accommodation at Sortland Hotel.

Day 8: Friday: Sortland – Svolvær – Alternative options

1. Bike Sortland – Stokmarknes 30 km, ‘Hurtigruten’ to Svolvær. On this trip the ship enters the famous and narrow Trollfjorden.

2. Bike Sortland – Stokmarknes – Melbu + car ferry to Fiskebøl. Continue to Svolvær. Optional detours along the way.

Accommodations in Svolvær.

Day 9: Saturday: Departure

Individual departure or extend the tour in Lofoten.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

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.

Included services

8 x Accommodation
8 x Breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
4 x Dinner
Luggage transfer
Maps and tour description

Ferries are not included
(approx NOK 500,- per person)

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.

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Your Prices

Cycling the Arctic Coast, 9 days, 8 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 14.06. – 16.08.2019
Arrival every Fridays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1499 | Book online here >>

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Cabins, hotels and guesthouses

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £1499
Single Supplement: £419

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