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Biking the Arctic Coast

9 days
8 nights

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Rates:

$ 1,435.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,845.00 (single occupancy )

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jun 11 - Aug 13 Sunday - next Monday

Included:

8 x accommodations with breakfast, 4 x dinner, 7 self made lunch packet (not lunch packet in Svolvær the last day)

Tour description and maps.

Marked trails: Yes, Part of it

Optional Services:

Bike rental 10 days: $235 + return to Tromsø: $59

El-bikes: $400 + return to Tromsø $59

Bags 10 days: $20 per. Bag.

Surcharge for Ferries during the tour appr. $53 per. Person (has to be paid direct at the boat).

Itinerary:

Selling points: Tromsø, “Nordens Paris” - were your arctic adventure begins! Midnight Sun June and July. One of Norways most dramatic coastlines. Vesterålen and Lofoten, with sandy beaches. Local food / stay in traditional fishing villages. Sandy beaches. Home made cooking. National Tourist road Vesterålen. 
Arctic Ocean Coast is a paradise for you that likes a long bike tour through an exciting and beautiful landscape made up of large and small islands. From the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, you will experience a spectacular nature at the coastline southwards to the islands Senja with ferry crossing to Vesterålen. The road winds through the strong nature, uphill and downhill, in and out along the fjords. The tour ends up in Svolvær, the “capital of Lofoten. During the tour it is lots of possibilities for other adventures like fishing trips, whale safari, hiking, kayak, body rafting, fjord sightseeing or outdoor hot-tub and sauna. You stay overnight in traditional, small fishing villages and in guesthouses that serves you home made meals.

Day 1  : Tromso

Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 2  : Cycle Tromsø - Sommarøy (35 mi)

Customization and delivery of rental bikes. We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. It is flat and nice to ride, but a steep ascent to Kattfjord, ca. 200 metres above sea level, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. Accomodation.

Day 3  : Cycle Sommarøy - Brennholmen - Mefjord (28 mi)

From Sommarøy is some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills!
Ferry to Senja and continue biking to Mefjordvær / accomodation.

Day 4  : Cycle Mefjord - Ersfjorden - Hamn (29 mi)

Today you bike up to and through Geitskards-tunnel and down to Ersjordsstranda and further on to Senja Island. You can look towards the spectacular mountain peaks "Okshornan".

Day 5  : Cycle Hamn, Senja - Gryllefjord - Andenes (11 mi)

Today it is a short biking day, but there are some climbs upward, and some downhills, we go by ferry to the Island "Andøya". In Andenes, it is possible to sign up for whale watching in the afternoon. In Andenes is it's own Northern Lights Centre. Accomodation Andenes.

Day 6  : Cycle Andenes (30 mi)

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! Along the way there are opportunities for light hiking. Accomodation Bø.

Day 7  : Cycle Bo - Risøyhamn - Sortland (40 mi)

From Bø you will ride on to Risøyhamn, then across the steep bridge. The journey from Risøyhamn to Sortland is easy to ride, the only upgrades are 2 bridges to cross. Accomodation Sortland.

Day 8  : Cycle Sortland - Svolvaer

Cycle Sortland - Svolvaer - alternative distances.

Day 9  : Lofoten

Depart or extendt the tour in Lofoten.