Region Overviews: Norway Travel Guide: Overview
Welcome to Norway, one of the largest and most extensive playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts! Norway is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
From cosmopolitan Oslo, set on a royal-blue fjord, explore ancient Viking lands, 16th-century Fredrikstad and colorful harbor villages. 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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
We kick off our biking 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.
Set at the water's edge, this modern resort boasts stunning harbor views and one of Norway's most spectacular spas. (pool, spa)
Bike along the sheltered coast, dotted with summer cabins and tiny fishing villages that look just as they did long ago | Cycle 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.
Chic Scandinavian design and magnificent sea vistas abound at this sleek spa hotel, situated in the gorgeous Bohuslän archipelago. (pool, spa)
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 | 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.
Rejuvenate at this sensual spa resort, offering extraordinary spa facilities and pools fed by natural mineral springs. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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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. LEARN MORE.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.