Norway & Sweden Bike Tour

Seaside Scandinavia South of Oslo

From $4,599 - $4,899 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$500 to $1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Start your journey in cosmopolitan Oslo, set on a royal-blue fjord. On two wheels, explore ancient Viking lands, 16th-century Fredrikstad and colorful harbor villages. And discover peaceful roads amid holiday homes on Sweden's stunning coast. Along the way, rejuvenate at our glorious spa hotels and savor fresh-caught seafood. You'll have nothing but superlatives to describe your time here. Everything about this Scandinavian adventure is legendary. 

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  • Pamper yourself at our magnificent spa hotels, sleek waterfront properties with cozy lounges and views of the sapphire Oslofjord 
  • Pedal easygoing routes along quiet country roads and dedicated bike paths amid tidy farms, tufts of forest and charming summer cabins 
  • Dine on Scandinavian specialties prepared with fresh-caught seafood and locally sourced ingredients, and sample the ubiquitous aquavit 
  • Connect with complex history and dynamic culture, from beautifully preserved 16th-century Fredrikstad to cosmopolitan Oslo 
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Day 1 We kick off our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo | Pedal amid Drøbak's wonderfully preserved wooden houses, many dating to the 1700s | Explore Son, a lovely village on the Oslofjord teeming with art galleries and cafés | Relax at our cozy Nordic retreat with harbor and sea views. 

Day 2 Ride along the sheltered coast, dotted with summer cabins and tiny fishing villages that look just as they did long ago | Pedal to Fredrikstad, whose 16th-century old quarter is Scandinavia's best-preserved fortified town | Explore the charming streets and inviting shops nestled in the ramparts | Say hallå to Sweden as we cross the border | Fresh-caught seafood is on tonight's menu. 

Days 3-4 Spin along tree-lined roads through the lush Swedish landscape | Pass through peaceful coastal villages where vacationing Swedes soak up the long-lasting summer sun | Aboard a cruise ship, sail emerald waters to Sandefjord, Norway | Two-wheel it through a patchwork of small family farms to coastal Larvik | Luxuriate at Farris Bad, named for the natural mineral springs that feed its restorative pools. 

Days 5-6 Tufts of forest and meticulously kept homesteads line today's route | Travel back in time at Molen, a UNESCO-protected rocky beach that boasts ancient Viking burial graves and cairns | An invigorating plunge in the azure Oslofjord may be calling your name | We toast our Scandinavian adventure with a hearty skål before returning to vibrant Oslo.

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From $4,599 - $4,899 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$500 to $1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*

Son Spa, Norway
Son Spa 

Son (1 night)

* Casual Plus
Stromstad Spa & Resort, Sweden
Strömstad Spa & Resort

Strömstad (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Farris Bad, Larvik, Norway
Farris Bad

Larvik (2 nights)

* Premiere Hotel

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway and Sweden

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Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*

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Son Spa, Norway

Son Spa 

Son (1 night)
* Casual Plus

Set at the water's edge, this modern resort boasts stunning harbor views and one of Norway's most spectacular spas. (pool, spa) 

Stromstad Spa & Resort, Sweden

Strömstad Spa & Resort

Strömstad (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Chic Scandinavian design and magnificent sea vistas abound at this sleek spa hotel, situated in the gorgeous Bohuslän archipelago. (pool, spa) 

Farris Bad, Larvik, Norway

Farris Bad

Larvik (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

Rejuvenate at this sensual spa resort, offering extraordinary spa facilities and pools fed by natural mineral springs. (pool, spa)​  

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 16 1500
2 25 1400 32 1500
3 32* 1500 45 2400 67 3200
4 14 800 36 1900
Sandefjord Whaling Boat Visit (30 Minutes)
5 21* 1700 40 2300 53 3300
6 12 800


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway and Sweden

The Best Leaders in Norway and Sweden

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Norway and Sweden, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Norway and Sweden you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Norway and Sweden trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Norway and Sweden that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.