Biking in the midnight sun, Nesna, Helgeland.

Cycling in Norway: The Coastal Road will take your breath away!

PHOTO Halvor Hilmersen/Helgeland Reiseliv/Nesna

Biking adventures rarely come as picturesque as they do in Norway. The coastal road in Nordland will force you to get off your bike to take pictures. All the time.

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Flying to either Namsos or Rørvik gives you the opportunity to experience the coastal route along the Nordland coastline. Kystriksveien starts in Namsos, and wriggles its way through stunning landscapes along the coast of Namdal and Helgeland, before it culminates in Bodø, 650 kilometers later.

Amazing sights await along the way, such as Leka, Torghatten, The Norwegian Aviation museum, the mountain chain The Seven Sisters, the second largest glacier in Norway; Svartisen and Saltstraumen, which is one of the strongest tidal currents in the whole world. You'll have no problems finding your way, as the sights are easily accessible and located along the way.

Norway's ultimate bike trip

Dedicate 13 days to cycle between Namsos, Rørvik and Bodø. This route allows you spectacular views of the entire Kystriksveien, including island hopping to remote places which will take your breath away. However, you’re of course free to arrange shorter trips along Kystriksveien, starting in Namsos or Rørvik.

Couple cycling with the mountain range "the seven sisters" close to Sandnessjøen.


Terje Rakke/Nordic Life IN/øy

DE SYV SØSTRE: Cycling with the spectacular mountain range "The Seven Sisters" close to Sandnessjøen as a back drop.

You can read even more about cycling along the coastal route of Kystriksveien here.

Have your luggage sent by car

Fearing heavy pedaling? Kystriksveien Reiseliv offers luggage transport all along Kystriksveien to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to worry about is getting on your bike, and your luggage will be transported from place to place for you. The offer applies all the way from Stjørdal (Trondheim Airport Værnes) to Bodø, including the islands. Luggage transport must be booked well in advance, and can be done through Kystriksveien booking.

In combination with an Explore Norway Ticket from Widerøe, you can literally bike through all the most amazing sceneries in Norway!

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.