We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of our Norway bike tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to travel-related delays. We recommend that you arrive to Sogndal by way of Bergen or Oslo.
To arrive from Bergen, you can take a lovely four and a half hour ExpressBoat ferry from Bergen to Sogndal. There is only one afternoon departure from Bergen on the Norway ExpressBoat. ExpressBoat tickets run approximately $98 USD each way and can be purchased online at http://booking.norled.no/default.aspx. We recommend purchasing tickets at least four weeks in advance because the price increases as you get closer to the date. Flights into Sogndal Airport (SOG) from Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO) can be booked separately on a domestic airline. There is typically one morning and one evening direct flight from BGO to SOG.
To arrive from Oslo, we recommend you book a separate domestic ticket into Sogndal Airport (SOG) from Oslo Airport (OSL). There is usually one morning and one evening direct flight from OSL to SOG.
Sogndal airport (SOG) is a tiny airport. There is a bus service with scheduled departures from the airport after each flight arrival. No advance booking is required, just pay the driver when you board. The bus ticket costs approximately $10 per person, and you can pay by credit card. From the airport, it is a 20-minute bus drive to Sogndal city center. The end stop is at the bus station which is right across the road from our meeting location, the Quality Hotel. Alternatively, you can arrange a pick-up with Sogndal Taxi (+47 57 67 10 00) by calling in advance, but it will be more expensive.
We highly suggest you make travel arrangements well in advance, and that you plan to arrive a minimum one day prior to the trip start to avoid delays. For more travel options and information, please contact your Trip Consultant.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Quality Hotel Sogndal (Gravensteinsgata 5, 6856 Sogndal, Norway) at 11:00 AM on the first day of our guided cycling tour in Norway. You and your traveling companions will take a one-hour private Trek Travel shuttle to the Skjolden Hotel, where you'll check-in and enjoy a casual lunch over introductions. After a bike fitting, you'll then set off on a scenic introductory ride into Fortun valley, returning back to Skjolden.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, the Skjolden Hotel (+47 57 68 23 80), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. View our pre hotel recommendations
2023: You'll depart the Skjolden Hotel at 10:30 AM on Friday, arriving at approximately 11:30 AM in Sogndal. Please do not schedule any flights out of Sogndal before 2:00 PM.
2024: You'll depart the Tørvis Hotel at 11:00 AM on Friday, arriving at approximately 11:30 AM in Sogndal. Please do not schedule any flights out of Sogndal before 2:00 PM.
We recommend flying back to Bergen or Oslo and spending the evening exploring before finishing your journey home the following day (Saturday). Please see our pre and post hotel recommendations for our accommodation suggestions.
If taking the ferry back, ExpressBoat departures from Sogndal to Bergen take place at 7:05 AM each day of the week and at 10:40 AM on Sundays. Alternatively, there are two daily departures from Leikanger (30 minutes from Sogndal). Take the time to explore Sogndal on your own this afternoon and be ready for your departure the following morning. Since you'll be taking the ferry back on Saturday, please do not schedule a flight out of the Bergen Airport before 3:00 PM on Saturday to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.
If needed, Sogndal Taxi (+47 57 67 10 00) can help get you from the hotel to your terminal at a more convenient time. Please arrange this at your own discretion. View our post hotel recommendations