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02 Kristin Tonjer 2016

Arctic Coast Cycling, in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Arctic Coast in Northern Norway, is a paradise for real bicycle adventures

You'll discover dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches, and traditional fishing villages. Take a deep breath, and fill your lungs with fresh sea air as you set off into an exciting and beautiful landscape made up by mountain peaks, ocean, fjords and islands.

From the lively city of Tromsø, the route enters beautiful and varied nature along the fjords, before you meet the ocean at the idyllic island, Sommarøy.
After a short ferry trip, the tour continues to Senja, Norway's second largest island. The road along the west coast of Senja winds through magnificent and wild nature, uphill and downhill - in and out of fjords.
From Senja you go by ferry to the next island, Andøya, where new adventures are waiting for you. The island offers beautiful sceneries, with large and continuous marshes, steep mountains and sandy beaches. Take your time and explore the island before leaving for Vesterålen and Sortland.
The second last day you bike to Stokmarknes. From here, you can choose whether to continue by bike towards Svolvær, or go by the ship - Hurtigruten. Both options give you great sceneries. The tour ends in Svolvær - the "capital" of Lofoten.

Tourdates 2018: The tour starts every Sunday from 10 June - 12 August
Number of days: 9 (Sunday - next Monday)
Level of difficulty:  Level 3 - se usefull information
NB! On this trip, we recommend that min. 2 persons bike together.
Distance: 305 km (+ possible alterantiv last day 74 km)

Price per person 2018:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 750.-

NB! Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per person.

Price includes:
8 x accommodation with breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill own thermos.
4 x 3-course dinners.
Map and tour description (1 set per. 2 pers.) 
Luggage transfer        

Ferries are not included (approx. 500.- pr. person).

Bike rental 2018:
Hybrid bikes (easy on asphalt roads), 8 days: NOK 1 665.-  (extra day: NOK 170.-) .
E-Bike 8 days: NOK 2 810.- (extra day: NOK 300.-)
Pannier or Hadle bar bag: NOK 135.- each. (extra day: 15.-)
Return of rental bike and equipment, from Svolvær to Tromsø: NOK 550.-

This follows the bike:
Helmet, bicycle lock, repair set with patch kit, necessary keys for adjustments, replacement tube, pump, lights mounted on the helmet and reflective vest. Please choose equipment you wish to take with you on the ride.
E-Bikes:
Krank mounted engine, Shimano STEP electrical system. The battery is 400VA and ranks 90 - 120 km by normal use. It follows IMED charger and it is intended to fill it in the room at the hotels.
It does not follow extra battery.

Note: 
The tour starts in Tromsø and ends in Svolvær. You can combine this trip with a cruise on the coastal ship Hurtigruten. It is possible to go back to Tromsø by Hurtigruten, arriving in Tromsø Wednesday. Or you can continue to Bodø and go southwards with Hurtigruten. Ask for prices.
It is also possible to continue biking on our Lofoten tour, starting in Svolvær Mondays, ending in Bodø the next Monday. 

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer.

Parts of the tour follows the Norwegian Scenic Routes: Senja and Andøya

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