This relaxed road trip includes peaceful islands, fjord-side villages, and hiking trails in Western Norway. After exploring Bergen with a local guide, rent a car and make your way to the remote island of Værlandet and stunning branches of the Sognefjord for your choice of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. Finish the adventure with two nights in a historic family-run hotel before looping back to Bergen.
Or, make your way to the island of Sørværet's nature reserve, which protects a unique wetland home to a wide range of birds and marine life. The area is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, so it's a perfect place to enjoy a combination of cycling and getting to know the regional biodiversity.
There are plenty of opportunities to stop, rest, and learn along the way. For example, the Norwegian Seabird Center illustrates the close ties between humans and seabirds along Norway's coast. Or, steel your nerves and your legs with coffee and cake at Gallery Værlandet, one of the most popular spots for a snack, beloved by both locals and visitors.
If you'd like to combine biking with a sea adventure, you can take a mid-day cycling break to join a sealife safari. Enjoy spotting white-tailed eagles, sea eagles, and other seabirds and aquatic animals.
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Itineraries with Explore the Wilderness of Værlandet by Bike
Travel like a local on this 8-day adventure through some of Norway's most iconic and historic landscapes. Starting in Bergen, set sail for fjord-side villages, fishing towns, and remote islands where you can dive into pristine and peaceful environments. Urban and rural pursuits like hiking, birding, and cycling are also daily highlights.
This active adventure kicks off in Oslo where you'll explore Norway's capital on your own and with a guide, followed by a train ride to the starting point for a multi-day trek. Once you reach the Aurland Valley (by foot), you'll ferry to Bergen's lively wharf surrounded by fjords and mountains. Finish with additional boat transfers to a lesser-known—and bike-friendly—archipelago, known for authentic island culture.