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Cycling in the land of the midnight sun

The summers in Northern Norway are brief but busy – the precious midnight sun brighten up the landscape, allowing you to explore the fabulous surroundings with mountains, fjords, islands and high plateaus by bike around the clock.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Northern Norway's official website.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking boat

    By boat

    Another option is to go with the shipping line Hurtigruten, which stops at 25 ports in Northern Norway, including Vesterålen, Tromsø, Hammerfest, Nordkyn and Kirkenes.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking car

    By car

    Driving is a scenic way of getting around in Northern Norway - but be aware that distances between the bigger cities can be larger than you think. It is possible to rent a car at all of the airports in Northern Norway.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking plane

    By plane

    There are airports in Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Longyearbyen, plus 20 short runway airports. Travel time from Oslo to Tromsø is around one hour and 45 minutes.

Safety on two wheels

Tips to keep you on the straight and narrow

When cycling on the roads in Norway, the same traffic regulations and road signs apply to you as to cars and other vehicles: Keep to the right, give way to those coming from your right, and don’t drink and bike.

You may cycle on the pavement, but adapt your speed. You may not cycle on motorways and dual carriageways. Always wear a helmet when cycling. A high visibility vest is a good idea, especially on busy roads. Only children under the age of 10 may be carried as passengers.

Your bike must have

In darkness and poor visibility make sure your bike is equipped with a white or yellow light in the front, and a red light in the back. You also need a red reflector in the rear and white or yellow reflectors on the pedals.

Make sure your bike has two brakes that work independently of each other and a bicycle bell.

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