The combination of express boat and bicycle make this a varied and exciting trip. The tour starts in Namsos on board the express boat Foldafjord to beautiful Abelvær. You bike to Rørvik, and can come along on exciting boat trips to Risværet and the largest fishing village south of the Lofoten Islands at South Gjæslingan. The tour continues to the island of Leka - an island that cannot be described, but must be experienced.
Alternative itineraries: The trip can be done based on various alternative itineraries, ranging from 4-7 days.
You can take a bus from Trondheim Airport Værnes to Namsos - bus departs at 11:40 am on weekdays, and connects with the express boat from Namsos. You can also fly to Namsos Airport and have your bikes shipped there directly.
After arrival at Namsos, you retrieve your bikes (now or at the agreed time), and you bike to your place of lodging. We recommend a visit to Rock City (late opening hours - see rockcity.no).
Accommodation at Namsos
You will take the express boat to Abelvær at 11:45 am / 4:00 pm weekdays), and spend the first part of the day in Namsos. Activities include pedalling along an abandoned railway on a velocipede car, taking a trip to nearby Klompen mountain, or visiting one of the museums. We can customise your itinerary.
You will take the boat to Abelvær and stay the night in historic surroundings at Abelvær Farm. Abelvær Farm is an old trading post where the Brandtzæg family conducted commerce and operations related to fish production, fishing nets and farming from 1802. Nowadays, guests can stay at the Abelvær Farm in apartments and rooms in historic style. Dinner
The bicycle trip up to Rørvik is a great ride. Just north of Abelvær, you can join Christian on a kayaking trip if you want a very special experience.
In Rørvik, you can visit the exhibitions at the Norveg Coastal Culture Centre and learn about coastal history going 11,000 years back in time. In the summer season, you can take exciting boat trips in the archipelago to destinations such as the biggest fishing village south of the Lofoten Islands - Sør-Gjæslingan. In the afternoon/evening, you will take the express boat to the island of Leka.
Accommodation on Leka.
Leka is one of Norway's most spectacular islands, and the round-trip bike ride around Leka will be the trip's highlight for many visitors. Tour suggestion for the round trip.
Riding a bike on the western side of Leka is like coming to another planet - this is the only place in Norway where we can take a geological journey to the Earth's interior ! There are many great walks on Leka. More information on Leka.
Accommodation on Leka
You will take the ferry from Skei (Leka) to Gutvik and bike to Kolvereid. Slightly hilly terrain. Accommodation at Kolvereid Family Camping, or at Bakkalandet Hotel.
The leg down to Namsos is quite hilly and demanding, but goes through splendid nature. It is also possible to bike to Rørvik (22 km), and take the express boat down to Namsos (1:50 pm). This boat connects with the bus down to Værnes, which departs at 3:30 pm.
Booking: We plan and book the entire trip for you including bicycle rental, activities and accommodation.
Contact us by email, or call Tel. +47 74 40 17 17.
Season: May - October.
From: Namsos (Trondheim)
Duration: 4-7 days*
Boattrips: In July..
* The tour as described here is a 6-day trip, but it can be customized as needed.
There are flights between Trondheim Airport (Værnes) and Namsos Airport via Widerøe. There are also flights from Rørvik and Mosjøen - from the north.
Good bus connections between Trondheim and Namsos via Steinkjer. The bus from Trondheim (Route 22-670) connects with the express boat for several of the scheduled departures.
Namsos Sykkelsenter rent out high quality touring bikes. The price includes helmet, pump, and basic tools. Bags and bike trailers are also available. In Namsos it is possible to pick up/return the bikes at the airport. It is also possible to arrange one - way - rental to other destinations up the coast - contact our tourist office.
Go to Bicycle rental online booking. (choose rental Namdal coast)
Fly with Widerøe to Namsos, Rørvik, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen or Bodø and start your cycle trip from the airport. You can pick up and deliver your bike at the airport. An easy way to start exploring the coastline between Namsos and Bodø.
The combination of express boat/auto-ferry allows you to hop from place to place and from island to island. Cruising along on your bike really gives you time to enjoy the nature along the Kystriksveien route. Thousands of islands awaits you.