Two bikers on the coast of Vestvågøy, Lofoten.

Cycling in Norway: Bike through amazing scenery

PHOTO Kristin Folsland Olsen/Nordnorge.com

The varied landscapes of Norway are perfect to experience on two wheels.

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Imagine returning from a great vacation with a body that's in much better shape than when you left. It's actually possible – and you even get to be outdoors every day, feeling the wind in your hair and getting some color on your skin.

Many people dream of exploring Norway by bike, just pedaling away, into the forest, up a mountain, or simply across the city streets. Unfortunately, those dreams are often not fulfilled due to practical reasons.
A bike can be cumbersome to drag around. It’s bad enough when you’re travelling alone, but for a family, bringing bikes for everyone may feel overwhelming.

Luckily there’s a fantastic concept that will let you go on the bike holiday of a lifetime – even without bringing a bike!

Couple with bikes on the pier in Bodø

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Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Nordnorge.com/Bodø

THE PIER: Be sure to make time to stroll around. We recommend you visit the pier in Bodø where yachts from all over the world make a stop.

Fly and bike

With our concept Fly and Bike, Widerøe lets you combine the convenience of air travel and an easily accessible bike holiday.

It’s as easy as it is simple. The same way you rent a car, you can rent a bicycle directly at the airport. Just pick up your backpack from the luggage belt, and hop on the bike.

Fly and Bike gives you the opportunity to choose between some of Norway’s best hike and bike territory. The destinations offer trails suitable to all levels, as well as a variety of accommodation, and of course, lots of beautiful and interesting places to see along the way.
 

How to go on a cycling holiday

It’s really easy! Book a flight to a destination which offers the Fly and Bike concept, add a bike to your booking (remember to choose either pick up or delivery), and the bike will be waiting for you shortly after landing.

In this link you can see which destinations are currently available for Widerøe’s Fly and Bike concept.

Two bikers on the island of Vestvågøy, Lofoten.

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Ernst Furuhatt/Nordnorge.com/Vestvågøy

PHOTOGENIC LANDSCAPES: When biking in Lofoten, remember to allow time for frequent photo stops along the way.

In combination with an Explore Norway Ticket from Widerøe, you can literally bike through all of the most amazing places in Norway during the summer! Keep in mind that the backpack might become heavy during the trip. Think about weight, and avoid bringing things you don’t really need. If you´re looking for more tips on how to pack your backpack, and recommendations about clothing, check out this complete packing list for bike trips.

With Fly and Bike, we guarantee you the most vigorous and rewarding holiday ever!