Cycling Gothenburg to Oslo

Gothenburg to Oslo
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$4800
  • Style/Level Classic 2.5
  • Countries Norway
    Sweden
  • Begin/End Gothenburg/Oslo
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The west coast of Sweden is a region of profound yet underrated beauty defined by sandy and rocky shores, glacial deposits and erosion, fjords and the North Sea, and a proud maritime culture that inhabitants of countless fishing villages have kept alive across the centuries. Here the cycling is gentle, then rolling, but not overly demanding, giving you ample energy to immerse yourself in the sites, sounds, tastes, and smells of Gothenburg, Fjällbacka, Tanumshede, Strömstad, Kosterhavet National Park, Oslo, small beach towns, nature’s bounty, and Oslo.

If this sounds great but you prefer a longer tour, check out our Cycling Copenhagen to Oslo tour.

Highlights

  • Gothenburg

  • Cycling the islands of Malö and Flatön

  • Fiskebäcksil harbor

  • bicycling the southwest coast of Sweden

  • Tanumshede UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Kosterhavet National Park and the Koster Fjord

  • Nordic and Viking archaeological sites

  • Entrance to Oslo by ferry on the Oslo Fjord

Includes

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation

  • Meals as noted in itinerary, Guided tour of Gothenburg

  • Ferries and transfers as specified in itinerary

  • All Classic tour inclusions

Keep in mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

  • Sweden and Norway are entirely cashless. Read more.  
  • We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe.


Date Price Private room fee Note
Jun 13-20, 2025 USD$4800 USD$650 Sold out – wait list available.
Aug 10-17, 2025 USD$4800 USD$650 Departure confirmed to go! Book now and save $200 per person 
Sep 7-14, 2025 USD$4800 USD$650 Filling fast! Book now and save $200 per person. No Re-Cycle discounts available.    
DateJun 13-20, 2025
PriceUSD$4800
Private room feeUSD$650
NoteSold out – wait list available.
DateAug 10-17, 2025
PriceUSD$4800
Private room feeUSD$650
NoteDeparture confirmed to go! Book now and save $200 per person 
DateSep 7-14, 2025
PriceUSD$4800
Private room feeUSD$650
NoteFilling fast! Book now and save $200 per person. No Re-Cycle discounts available.    

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  • Total distance 292km (181 miles)
  • Average daily distance 58km (36 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 2.5

Highlights: Meet in Gothenburg after lunch. Transfer to one of Sweden’s oldest fishing villages

Meet in Gothenburg, “Stockholm’s little sister,” in the early afternoon for a transfer to Mollösund, one of Sweden’s oldest fishing villages located on the southwest coast of Sweden’s third largest island – Orust. Fit bikes this afternoon and explore Mollösund’s four main landmarks – the lighthouse, old lady, the church and the windmill. We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Nösund Havshotell

Highlights: Islands of Malö and Flatön, ferry rides, Fiskebäckskil harbor, coastline scenery

We island hop by ferry today as we pedal north. Our first small island is Malö, known for its quiet roads and lush gardens. Throughout the day we’ll pedal rolling hills and weave in and out of rocky shores and small towns. Tonight we stay in Fiskebäckskil, nestled on the mainland but still part of the archipelago. The town boasts a rich maritime history while its well-preserved wooden houses make for beautiful photos, many of which date back to the 18th century.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Gullmarsstrand Hotell

Highlights: Morning ferry to Lysekil, Rock carvings near Brastad

Dating back to the Viking era, this coastal region has been a hub of maritime activity for centuries. The seafaring tradition is deeply ingrained in the local culture, and you can still see remnants of the past in the fishing villages along our ride. Fjällbacka has a special story as the hometown of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. Today, you can visit her former summer residence, which has been turned into a museum that pays homage to her legacy. Fjallbacka is also the backdrop to a series of crime novels written by native daughter Camilla Läckberg.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Stora Hotellet

Highlights: Tanumshede World Heritage Site, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – rock carvings south of Tanum

We continue exploring the Bohuslän archipelago en route to the lively harbor town of Strömstad. Sweden’s western coastaline is famous for its clear waters, rugged beauty and rocky formations. The region has been inhabited for thousands of years, evidenced by the Bronze Age rock carvings on display near Backstad and Thamun. Some of Europe’s most significant and extensive carvings are visible at the Tanumshede UNESCO World Heritage site. Our home for two nights, Strömstad serves as a gateway to the Koster Islands, which are part of Sweden’s first marine national park.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Scandic Laholmen

Highlights: Rest day, ferry ride, Kosterhavet National Park, Koster Fjord

Today you can choose your own adventure. Relax in town or take a short ferry ride and explore Kosterhavet National Park. The 250 meter-deep and 3 km-wide Koster fjorden, infused with deep water currents from the North Atlantic, separates the park’s two main islands from the mainland. Six thousand different marine species can be found in the fjord’s waters, including 200 that are endemic. Bikes are welcome on South Koster island, while the smaller, northern island is limited to foot traffic. Back in Strömstad, be sure to enjoy the local catch of the day for dinner on your own.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Scandic Laholmen

Highlights: Nordic and Viking archaeological sites, Welcome to Norway!

You’ll cross another border today on your ride to Fredrikstad, tracing a route across inlets and through valleys, and weaving past historic landmarks such as Jellhaug. One of Scandinavia’s largest burial mounds that dates to around 500 AD – toward the end of Nordic migration, Jellhaug neighbors another important Viking cemetery that includes a traditional ship burial, a practice generally reserved for chieftains. As you reach your destination in Fredrikstad, the quaint charm of the old town welcomes you with its cobbled streets and centuries-old fortifications.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Gamlebyen Hotell Fredrikstad

Highlights: Kurefjordsvejen nature reserve

We start riding along the stunning Oslo Fjord today, winding our way towards the Kurefjordsvejen nature reserve, which protects the unique marine ecosystem found in these harbors. Our destination tonight is Son, a small coastal town that traces its history back to medieval times when it served as a bustling trading post and fishing village on the Oslo Fjord. Throughout the centuries, Son thrived as a center for maritime commerce and shipbuilding. In the modern era, Son has evolved into a coastal destination, attracting visitors with its well-preserved historic architecture and scenic waterfront.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Son Spa

Highlights: Ferry (or train) to Oslo

We’ll catch a ferry, or depending on ferry schedules, train to Oslo late this morning and enjoy lunch together after disembarking in Norway’s capital city. We’ll part ways in the early afternoon so you can explore this beautiful city or enjoy onward travels.

Note: Ferry and train departure schedules fluctuate from year to year. Plan your onwards travel late in the day or for the next day.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

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