/10
The "romantic road" along the southern shores of the Lusterfjord
Fjords of Sogndal, Norway
One of the remaining Stave churches of Norway
Norway-fjord-1900x1068 Norway-tourism-sognefjellet-pass Norway-tourism-sculpture Norway-tourism-sognefjellet The NO-boathouses-1600x900 Fjords of Sogndal, Norway NO-3183-1600x900 Solvorn at the Lustrafjorden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway One of the remaining Stave churches of Norway

Norway Fjordlands

Don't just travel. Explore.

Raw. Powerful. Untouched. There are so many ways to describe the unique countryside of Norway that makes it a rare and undiscovered cycling destination. This territory is speckled with Nordic attitude, from outrageous glaciers to jagged, dramatic mountains practically carved out of marble. We pulled out all the stops for this adventure, working in collaboration with local riders to give you an unparalleled view of fjord country. You’ll spin past the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route, the proud Jostedalsbreen glacier, and the Lustrafjord, one of the country’s longest and deepest fjords that serve as a main port-of-call for its bustling boat industry. Join us as we ride into the heart of Mother Nature’s most northerly crown jewel.
From:
$3699 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 Disc More options available
From $3699 per person View All Details
Trip Wows
Visit the magical Urnes Stave Church: Not only is it the oldest stave church in Norway but also a proud Unesco World Heritage Site
Ride Sognefjellet Mountain Pass, the highest in Northern Europe and marvel at the tallest mountain range in all of Norway as you pass through Jotunheimen National Park
Stay at the Walaker, the oldest family-run hotel in Norway. Nine generations dating back to 1640 have managed this idyllic romantic retreat on the shore of the Lustrafjord
Pedal against the icy blue backdrop of the gargantuan Nigardsbreen and Bergset glaciers on the same day!
Take a classic Norwegian pedestrian ferry across the Lustrafjord to complete your day's ride
Watch the Experience
The landscape here is simply unreal. Mountains jump right out of the sea. Carpets of wildflowers along every mile of roadside. No kidding, all the folks I met greeted me with the warmest smiles even before we shook hands or spoke. Drivers all waved as they passed. I was offered my pick of apples right from a farmer’s tree. I sampled Norwegian beers, and got tips from the innkeeper on where to find the best waterfalls. I ate smoked salmon, perfectly ripe veggies and freshly baked cookies. I learned the real story of the Vikings. I pedaled up other-wordly climbs, matched only by those in the Pyrenees and tucked low on descents like some of the best in the Rockies. I want to tell everyone and no-one about this Scandinavian treasure.
-Tony Ferlisi, Guide and Trip Designer

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.
Guaranteed
to run
?
Sold Out/
Waitlist
?
Private/
Reserved
?
Limited
Availability
?

Single Occupancy from: +$800
?
Group
Discounts
?
Jul 14  – Jul  19
Guaranteed
$3699 / Person, Double Occupancy / Hotel Variation: Tørvis Hotel Book this date
Jul 21  – Jul  26
Guaranteed
$3699 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Jul 28  – Aug  2
Guaranteed
$3699 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Aug 4  – Aug  9
Guaranteed
$3699 / Person, Double Occupancy / Hotel Variation: Tørvis Hotel Book this date
Don't see your ideal travel date?
Call us at (866) 464-8735 for custom date availability
Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience?
Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

Welcome to some of the world’s wildest wilderness. Meet your Trek Travel guides this morning in Sogndal, before we depart on a 1-hour shuttle ride north along the longest navigable fjord to the outpost town of Skjolden. Our destination? The world-class Skjolden Hotel, where the views take center stage. Relax, unwind and make yourself comfortable. We’ll then gather for a scenic picnic followed by introductions to the group and your bikes for the week. If you're feeling up to it, we'll roll out on a relaxed bike ride into the Mørkrid valley, the gateway to Breheimen National Park. Sweeping views give you a taste of what’s to come. Tonight, we’ll gather for a delicious farm-to-table dinner together at Skjolden Hotel, a give a toast to the adventure ahead.

Today's Ride:

Skjolden and the Mørkrid valley
Approximately 11 miles with 200 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Transfer from Sogndal to Skjolden

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Your first full day of cycling will take you on a spirited course along the south and north side of the gorgeous Lustrafjord. The south side is also known as the “Romantic Road” and for good reason. Fantastic fjord scenery, including majestic landscapes, quaint farms and grazing wildlife provide a picture-perfect postcard of love at first ride. Gaze up at the hulking Feigefossen waterfall and visit the UNESCO site of the Urnes Stave Church. Then, we’ll hop on a small ferry and steam back across the fjord under the banner of blue sky before pedaling a positively magical route along the north shore of the fjord back to Skjolden.

Today's Ride:

Ride the Romantic Road
Approximately 49 miles with 1,050 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Skjolden to Ornes
Approximately 20 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

This day is special, with a deep dive into the finest and most iconic alpine landscape in Norway, starting with the legendary Sognefjellet mountain pass. It’s the highest in Northern Europe, reaching an elevation of 1,434 meters above sea level and has been rated by U.K-based newspaper The Guardian as one of the world’s top 10 cycling routes. On the south side of the road, you can see straight into Jotunheimen National Park with its 255 peaks that rise above 2000 meters. Look to the north and catch breathtaking views of Breheimen National Park, known for its glaciers, two of which you'll see all along the top end of the ride. At the summit, we'll make a leisurely stop at Sognefjellet Hotel for lunch, coffee and to celebrate our accomplishment before the long descent. Don’t be surprised if all your future climbs will pale in comparison.

Today's Ride:

Climb the Proud Sognefjellet
Approximately 42 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Skjolden to the Ski Center
Approximately 19 miles with 4,810 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Skjolden Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Our route today starts along the Lustrafjord, the innermost arm of the Sognefjorden, and then turns north into the jaw-dropping landscape of Jostedalen Valley. Make sure your camera is packed, as our ride take us close to two giant glaciers in a single day. The first, Nigardsbreen Glacier, is one of Norway’s most famous glacier arms, and even the inspiration behind Norwegian art and architecture. The second, Bergset Glacier, is another glacier arm that you can see right from the road. Both lie in Jostedalen National Park and originate from the Jostedalen glacier. The largest glacier in continental Europe, with enough water to fill 300 million bathtubs! We’ll then ride back down from Jostedalen Valley and continue out the Lustrafjord, arriving in the small village of Solvorn. Tonight, we’ll rest our legs and enjoy a fantastic group meal at the historic Walaker Hotel.

Today's Ride:

Skjolden to Solvorn
Approximately 79 miles with 1,138 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Skjolden to Nigardsbreen
Approximately 35 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Walaker Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

For our last riding day of the trip, we’ll discover the locals-only view of the Norwegian fjords, starting with a trip to the agricultural town of Fimreite. This quaint, idyllic Norwegian village is inhabited by just over 100 people and includes an obelisk to commemorate the Battle of Fimriete and the fight for the Norwegian throne. Stop at a roadside farm stand to sample the goods, take a swig of locally sourced apple juice and snap a few photos. We guarantee nobody back home has ever heard of nor visited this tiny corner of Scandinavia, so make sure you document every fascinating moment. Tonight, we’ll gather together as a group over dinner and drinks at the Walaker Hotel and toast our accomplishments, new-found friendships and incredible adventures!

Today's Ride:

Iconic Norweigian Farms of Fimreite
Approximately 46 miles with 785 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Walaker to Fimreite
Approximately 22 miles with 369 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Walaker Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to the glory of the Norwegian wilds. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and possibly an early morning spin before packing your bags for the trip back to Sogndal. Can't you stay and explore another day on your own? Maybe catch a soccer game or a waterside meal? Norway begs for one last escapade. It's been a special journey, and we know you'll be back.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

hotel image

Skjolden Hotel

Skjolden, Norway

Skjolden Hotel is located far inside the world's longest fjord, Sognefjord, in the foothills of the mighty Jotunheimens mountains. Each comfortably appointed room features magnificent views that look upon the massive mountain range or towards the Lusterfjord. You'll delight in local food from farms in Skjolden and Luster, prepared by a talented team of chefs right at the hotel. The dedicated hosts here in Skjolden will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
hotel image

Walaker Hotel

Arendal, Norway

Right beside the fjord in the idyllic village of Solvorn, in the Luster region, lies the historic Walaker Hotel. The hotel has been owned and operated by the same family since 1690 and is the oldest family-run hotel in Norway, with more than 370 years of rich, vibrant history. Walaker is located in the middle of one of the world`s most romantic destinations, according to National Geographic magazine, and upon arrival, you'll see why. Wake each morning to the sound of lapping waves against the harbor shore. Relax post-ride while taking tea or enjoying a beer in the hotel's beautifully manicured garden and breathe deeply in the heart of fjordland.
hotel image

Hotel Variation | Tørvis Hotel

Marifjøra, Norway

The Tørvis hotel is a gorgeous hotel with a history dating all the way back to 1639. Back then, the small village called Marifjøra, was a known trade center. The old traditions are well kept, both in restoring the hotel and it´s atmosphere. The hotel serves local and fresh produce. Fine wines and a rich atmosphere allows for exceptional culinary experiences. Kick back and enjoy both your food and the view. You will stay at this hotel in place of the Walaker Hotel on select dates.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Quality Hotel Sogndal, Sogndal, Norway

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO)
DEPARTING TIME:
1:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Sogndal, Norway

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Bergen Airport, Flesland (BGO).

From the airport, call or hail a taxi to your hotel in downtown Bergen or directly to the Bergen ferry terminal. The meeting location is located in interior Norway in the town of Songdal. There are two weekday departures from Bergen on the Norway ExpressBoat, one departure on Saturdays and one on Sundays. ExpressBoat tickets run approximately $98 USD each way. ExpressBoat trips to/from Sogndal last approximately 4.5 hours each way. Tickets can be purchased online at http://booking.norled.no/default.aspx. The transfer from the Bergen Airport to the Bergen ferry terminal is easy to navigate. Taxi's are readily available from either the airport or your hotel in Bergen.

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 the trip. You and your traveling companions will take a 1-hour private Trek Travel shuttle north along the world’s longest navigable fjord to the outpost town of Skjolden. Once you arrive at the Skjolden Hotel, we'll enjoy a beautiful picnic and you can familiarize yourself with your bike for the week. Take an optional and relaxed bike ride into the Mørkrid valley, the “Gateway to Breheimen National Park," or choose to relax at the hotel.

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

Leaving

You'll depart the Walaker Hotel at 11:00 AM on Friday (arriving approximately 1:00 PM in Sogndal). ExpressBoat departures from Sogndal to Bergen take place at 7:05 AM each day of the week. Take the time to explore Sogndal on your own again this afternoon and ready for your departure the following morning. Please do not schedule a flight out of Bergen International Airport on Friday or before 3:00 PM on Saturday to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

bike

Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

bike

Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
is also available on this trip

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7, Trek's newest Electric-Assist, or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
56 miles
TOTAL MILES:
56 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,800 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
5,400 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
Roads in the fjordlands region are mountainous and undulating in nature. If you enjoy a hearty climb or a smile-inducing descent, you'll love the terrain here in Norway. However, options abound for guests, with plenty of opportunities to extend your ride or shorten it up depending on your feelings each day. Weather it's a climb up to Sognefjellet mountain pass at 4,920 feet or a mellow spin in the Mørkrid valley, the riding here has it all. Beautiful pavement on narrow, quiet roads are the name of the game, and community members and drivers are more than accustomed to sharing the roads with cyclists. Norway Fjordlands is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ferry Transfer Across Lusterfjord
  • Riding iconic roads of the Fjordlands

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

From late June to early August, the weather is at its warmest and it never seems to get really dark. It’s a welcome respite after a long, cold winter and like the flowers, the Norwegians bloom from the new-found sun and warmth. Late June to early August is when summer is at its peak, with temperatures that can reach 80°F. At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air, and even at night temperatures can remain high. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before & After: Sogndal, Norway

Sogndal is a thriving town of 6,000 people located at the heart of Norway's interior Songnefjord region. Quaint hotels, great restaurants and over 70 downtown shops and a successful professional soccer team make up this lively community tucked beneath snow-capped peaks. Most all within walking distance of the ferry terminal and hotel districts. Sogndal is a great introduction to life in the fjordlands. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel.

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

Similar Trips See all trips