You’ll be surprised and charmed by idyllic spots, lovely beaches and the harbour villages along the coast.
The well prepared trail on the attractive Oslofjord coastline will take you along cycling paths and tranquil country lanes around the fjord leading up to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Discover the hidden charm of the harbour villages, while bicycling on small, low traffic roads.
Your tour starts in Drammen, a modern, thriving city at the north-west end of the fjord.
The first leg takes you to the marine town Horten, with its remarkable district of Karljohansvern, former shipyard and main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy.
The next day, you cycle on small paths and roads towards delightful Åsgårdstrand, summer residence of the celebrated painter Edvard Munch and motif of several well-known paintings. Your path continues along beautiful beaches and further on to the medieval town of Tønsberg, Norway’s oldest settlement.
You have entered the mystic, former lands of the Vikings and will be amazed by the spectacular archeological discoveries that were made in this area. In the harbour of Tønsberg you can admire a replica of a viking ship, as well as several viking graves in the surrounding area. Your itinerary continues through a farmland landscape to the town of Sandefjord, once the Norwegian whaling capital.
The following day starts with an early morning departure on a car ferry from Sandefjord to Strömstad in Sweden, on the east side of the Oslo Fjord. Arriving in Strömstad, you will be going for a loop on small roads and small villages north of the town. Bring your swimming gear, and your towl.
The small town of Strömstad is known for being a harbour for shrimp fishing, and has a nice downtown area with many restaurants and shops.
In the afternoon, you will board the passenger ferry “Sagasund”, which will take you along many beautiful islands back to Norway and to the town of Fredrikstad.
The next leg will lead you further north along the stunning coast towards Moss and Son with their typical wooden houses, restaurants and art galleries.
Your last day of cycling takes you through rural areas to the lovely little seaside town Drøbak, where the fjord is at its most narrow. You may visit the aquarium or check out Norway’s all year round Christmas Village, including Santa’s post office.
This is where the bike tour ends, and you take a regular boat or bus enjoying the lovely view over the fjord once more on your way to Oslo.
Oslo is the perfect place to finish your trip enjoying a wide range of historical and architectonical sites, cultural events, restaurants and shopping areas. The capital of Norway offers anything you might wish from a capital in a relaxed, Scandinavian atmosphere.
Enjoy your breakfast at your centrally located hotel in Oslo before you embark on activities of your own choosing.
Price from NOK 7,500 per person in a double room.
Price includes 6 nights with breakfast in centrally located hotels, 3 dinners, luggage transportation, route descriptions and maps, GPX files, boat Sandefjord - Strømstad - Fredrikstad, hotline service.
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.
Ambitious architects and young chefs are taking Oslo to new heights. If that doesn’t make you dizzy enough, try hiking to Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest peak at 2469 metres above sea level.
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