The trip to the magical island of Kjerringøy is said to be one of Norway’s – and the world´s – most beautiful biking routes. On your way you’ll have a great view to the sea, and in the distance you get a glimps of the great Lofoten wall and the island Landegode.
This is a trip everyone can manage, as it only has two short uphill climbs. The trip should take about 2-2,5 hours to complete, including a 10 minute trip with the ferry.
Just outside of the northern town Bodø, you’ll also find an island realm not many people are familar with. The islands are located one to two miles from the shore, and can be reached by boat from Bodø centre. On the northwestern side, you’ll find your way to Langsanden, a sandy beach that’s almost two kilometers long.
If you go just a bit north, you should stop by the hills leading to Alsvik, and walk by foot up to the hilltops of Kleivan. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll reach a top with an amazing view over the island realm
When in Bodø, don’t miss out on these popular sights:
- Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal maelstrom
- The old trading post at Kjerringøy
- The National Norwegian Aviation Museum in Bodø
The strongest maelstrom on the planet
You can also plan for longer trips, and spend five or six days on the bike to go and see the Svartisen glacier– or try the recommended three day trip to the archipelogo in Gildeskål. On this trip you’ll get to visit an interesting Medieval church, see rare orchids and have close contact with salmon. Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom is also located along this route.
More fantastic places to go bicycling in Norway:
- More fantastic places to go bicycling in Norway:
- Sandane: You’re not a slave to time in Gloppen
- Florø: Get up close to nature
- Trondheim: Norway’s answer to Tuscany
- Alta: A carefree life on the Finnmark plateau
- Hammerfest: Biking on top of the world
- Brønnøysund: Island-hopping on two wheel along the coast of Helgeland
- Tromsø: A true biker’s paradise in the north
- Lofoten: A once-in-a-lifetime experience
- Vesterålen: Cycling close to coastal culture
- Namsos/Rørvik: Bike along the coastal road and have your mind blown away
Photo on top of the article: Sissel Fornes