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Arctic Haute Route

An extraordinary adventure trip, where we sail north of the Arctic Circle out into the sea between Lofoten and Tromsø and experience the islands of Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya.

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From 19 900 NOK p.p.

Arctic Haute Route – Norwegian Adventure Company

Arctic Haute Route

Experience Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya

Join the Arctic Haute Route for four or five fantastic days of biking & sailing along the North Atlantic coast. We sail onboard the classic Hurtigruten ship M / S Gamle Salten, to reach Northern Norway's finest islands and mountain areas for mountain biking.

This is an adventure tour, where we sail north of the Arctic Circle out into the sea between Lofoten and Tromsø and experience Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya.

We sail to small, picturesque fishing villages and communities and experience magnificent scenery and mountain biking every day. Our guides have wide local knowledge and organise trips for different abilities, from beginners to highly experienced mountain bikers.

Ship M/S Gamle Salten
Language English / Norwegian
Skill level From beginners to experienced mountain bikers
Duration 4 days (southbound) and 5 days (northbound)
Passangers 44
Departure From 29th July 2020 >
Full board Arctic Adventure Cuisine
Price From 19 900 NOK p.p.
Not included Flights, alcohol and soft drinks
Payment terms Se vilkår
What's included?

Included in the price!

Duration 4 or 5 days
Accommodation 3 or 4 nights
Tailor-made tours
Certified guides
Expedition and sailing
All meals included
Free coffee / tea / fruit
Bus and tender boats
Hosted by NAC
After-bike and social environment
Arctic Haute Route

8 great reasons to join us

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Bike & Sail

Sailing into northern Norwegian fjords, getting to the mountain tops, being surrounded by sea on all sides and biking down again, it’s an unbeatable combination.

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Northern Norway's Island Heaven

Pristine nature in Lofoten, Vesterålen , Senja and Kvaløya. The best mountain biking places in the north!

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The World's most beautiful Coastline

A fantastic voyage along the North Atlantic coast with the Lofoten Wall, famous Trollfjorden and Risøyrenna as some of the highlights.

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From Mountain to Shoreline

Our tours start and return to the shoreline, often with beaches that look like the Caribbean.

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Local Culinary Expertise

Arctic Adventure Cuisine is our gastro concept created by Bocuse d'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes, using the best local produce from each region.


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Small Groups & Certified Guides

Small Groups & Certified Guides – Your safety always comes first. Our trail biking tours are great for beginners to experienced mountain bikers.

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Nostalgic Ship

M / S Gamle Salten is our floating home, used exclusively for only 44 guests along with guides, crew and your hosts Norwegian Adventure Company.

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Light Northern Summer Nights

Light throughout the night! Experience the magic of being on deck during the long, light summer nights.

Destinations

We sail to these destinations

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Lofoten

On the northbound tour we sail from Svolvær to the area around Stamsund in Vestvågøy, where the southbound voyage also ends. Stamsund has approx. 1000 inhabitants and is an important fishing village and hub for a number of fishing companies. The area around Stamsund offers fantastic trails which start down at the shore with spectacular views over Vestfjorden and the open seas.

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Vesterålen

Vesterålen is an archipelago to the north of Nordland county which borders Lofoten. Geographically it is made up of the islands of Andøya, Langøya, Hadseløya, the westerly part of Hinnøya, the northerly part of Austvågøya and a number of smaller islands. We drop anchor just outside Alsvåg, a little hamlet with majestic mountains rising straight from the sea and a population of approx. 300.

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Senja

Adventure island Senja is Norway’s second largest island. The scenery here is varied with incredible high mountains, deep fjords and beautiful white sandy beaches. The possibilities for summit trips in summer and winter are second to none. In the mountains the highest point is Breitinden at 1001 metres above sea level.

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Kvaløya

Kvaløya is located just outside of Tromsø and is an island with a superb, mostly mountainous, landscape. It is Norway’s fifth largest island and is almost divided into three parts by the Ersfjorden and Kaldfjorden fjords. The highest mountain is Store Blåmann at 1044 metres above sea level. If you have a little extra time when arriving in Tromsø you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral, take a trip up the mountain lift or visit the Polaria adventure centre.

Sailing Route

Arctic Haute Route

The Arctic Haute Route runs along the North Atlantic coast between Lofoten and Tromsø, dropping anchor at the best islands for mountain tours in Northern Norway.

We sail aboard a small Hurtigruten ship that has operated in Northern Norway since she was built in 1953. This means we can sail to small places that larger boats can’t access or drop anchor alongside. Several of the destinations we visit have either no or limited accommodation infrastructure, which means that we are alone in the mountains.

Northern Norway is stunning in the summer, with long days and light nights.

Northbound Route

Northbound Route

Lofoten → Vesterålen → Senja → Kvaløya → Tromsø

Wednesday

Day 1

Welcome to the most beautiful island kingdom in the world, Lofoten! M / S Gamle Salten is ready to explore the coast of Northern Norway starting from Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten. In this picturesque fishing village there are many historical and cultural places to visit. If you only have a few hours before departure we recommend a walk along the quay and lunch with splendid views from the jetty.

Arctic Haute Route departs from the quay at 16:00. From there we take a leisurely sail along the Lofoten Wall, where we anchor up alongside Stamsund for the night. Dinner prepared with local produce from Arctic Adventure Cuisine is served at 19:00 and the welcome, information and guide meeting begins at 21:00. Get a good night's sleep before tomorrow's tour!

Thursday

Day 2

First day of biking! Breakfast is served from 06:30. We use tenders to ferry bikes and guests across to shoreline which is both the start and finish of the tours. From here there are many great options and the days weather, conditions and group ability determine the chosen route. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 5-600 vertical metres in elevation.

After a long day out, you can test the temperature in the fjord with a quick dip. Alternatively go straight for après-bike and enjoy the great social atmosphere on board before dinner at 19:00. At 16:00 we sail north from Lofoten towards Vesterålen. On the way enjoy the view from the deck towards the Lofoten Wall and experience the spectacular Trollfjorden. We drop anchor in Vesterålen just before midnight.

Friday

Day 3

Today we’ll explore the mountains of Vesterålen. We are anchored in a fantastic fjord, and look up at the mountains we will climb later. Take the first coffee of the day on the deck and enjoy the view! Breakfast from 06:30. Another location with many opportunities.

We take the tenders to land and immediately begin the trip from the shoreline. The tours take 4-5 hours, and are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer trip, we suggest that a group tours for 5 hours, at approx. 8-900 metres altitude. This gives a combined bike trail up to two or more mountain peaks.

After the day's tour you can return to our floating lodge and enjoy the social après-bike and local snack before dinner at 19:00. Our goal is for you to experience Arctic Northern Norway also on the plate, and every day a new menu is served using the best local ingredients from the region.

During the afternoon we sail further north and, if we are lucky, get to see sea eagles, whales and the midnight sun on our journey. We arrive in Senja around 23:00.

Saturday

Day 4

Today it is Senja, the adventure island, to be explored. Breakfast is served from 06:30. There are countless opportunities for beautiful mountain bike trails with oceans and fjords on all sides. Our guides will find a tour that is right for you!

We arrange trips of 4-5 hours, which are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer tour this can be organised.

After a long day out you can take a swim in the fjord, or go straight to the après-bike and enjoy a local snack and social atmosphere on board, before dinner at 19:00. At 16:00 we set a course for Kvaløya where we arrive at approx. 23:00

Sunday

Day 5

In a spectacular end to your tour you visit beautiful Kvaløya, with many options for superb tours. The guides arrange tours according to weather, conditions, and finding a mountain bike trail that is right for you! You check out of the ship in the morning before taking the tenders to land. You leave your luggage onboard to be transported straight to the airport.

After the tour, guests are taken to the airport where they are reunited with their luggage. If you are a little tired or achy you can explore Tromsø, or go sightseeing in the surrounding area.

If you have some extra time before returning home you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen), the mountain lift, or the Polaria adventure centre. We arrive at the airport approx. 15:00. Should you wish to stay for a few extra days, we are happy to arrange this in the areas around Tromsø or Lyngen.

THE END

Many of our guests come back. We hope that a tour with us creates moments and days you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Welcome back!

Practical Information

Flights, check in and departure

Wednesday is arrivals day. You arrive in Lofoten via Svolvær Airport, which is only 15 minutes by bus or taxi from the harbour. Check in on the boat is from 15:00, departing at 16:00. Book as early as possible to ensure you get the flights you want at the best prices.

Norwegian Adventure Company crew will meet you at the airport on all incoming flights. You then take a private bus to the ship which is located in Svolvær, only 15 minutes from the airport. Check Wideroe.no for flights from Oslo to Svolvær.

The last day we take bike tours to Kvaløya, before being transported by bus straight to Tromsø airport which is approx. 30 minutes away. You arrive at Tromsø Airport at approx.15:00. We suggest you book your oubound flight after 16:00.

If you want to stay in Tromsø for more adventures, we are happy to arrange this, whether it is more mountain trips or cultural experiences. Contact us and we’ll be pleased to help you.


Should you have the opportunity to come to Lofoten earlier to explore the world's most beautiful archipelago or extend your stay in Tromsø to experience the city and surrounding areas, we are happy to assist with accommodation, activities and guidance about what to bring.

Contact us at info@norwegianadventurecompany.com or call +47 22 55 60 50.

Southbound Route

Southbound Route

Tromsø → Senja → Vesterålen → Lofoten

Sunday

Day 1

Welcome to Tromsø! If you have some extra time before departure, you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral, take a trip up the mountain lift, visit the Mack Brewery, or the Polaria adventure centre. If you want to spend an extra day or two in Tromsø, we can arrange tours with a guide in the area around Tromsø or in Lyngen.

M / S Gamle Salten is ready to explore the coast of Northern Norway starting from the centre of the Arctic capital. Arctic Haute Route departs from the quay at 16:00. From there we take a leisurely sail towards beautiful Senja, where we anchor up for the night. Local dining experiences and dinner prepared by Arctic Adventure Cuisine is served at 19:00 and the welcome, information and guide meeting begins at 21:00. Get a good night's sleep before tomorrow's tour!

Monday

Monday

Day 2

First day of biking! We start with a tour of adventure island Senja. Breakfast is served from 06:30. Alternative routes are decided based on the current weather and conditions. There are countless opportunities for great tourss with sea views on all sides.

Our guides will find a tour that is right for you! We arrange tours that take 4-5 hours, and are approx. 6-800 vertical meters in elevation. Longer tours can be organised. After a long day out, you can test the temperature in the fjord with a quick dip. Alternatively go straight for après-bike and enjoy the great social atmosphere on board before dinner at 19:00.

At 16:00 we sail south and arrive in Vesterålen around 23:00. If we are lucky we might spot a whale or sea eagle on the way!

Tuesday

Day 3

Today the mountains of Vesterålen will be explored. We are anchored in a fantastic fjord, and look up at the mountains we will climb later. Take the first coffee of the day on the deck and enjoy the view! Breakfast from 06:30. Another island with many mountain biking opportunities.

We take the tenders to land and immediately begin the bike trail from the shoreline. We arrange tours that take 4-5 hours, and are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer tour with more mountain peaks, this can be organised.

After the day's tour you can return to our floating lodge and enjoy the social après-bike and local snack before dinner at 19:00. Our goal is for you to experience Arctic Northern Norway also on the plate, and every day a new menu is served using the best local ingredients from the region.

During the afternoon we sail further south, via Risøyrenna and along the Lofoten Wall. We drop anchor outside Stamsund around 23:00.

Wednesday

Day 4

Lofoten, the world's most beautiful archipelago, takes centre stage on the last day. We wake just outside of Stamsund and enjoy the last morning coffee out on the deck. This will be a spectacular tour ending, and an unforgettable day in Lofoten with numerous options for great tours. Our guides consider the weather and conditions to plan a tour that is right for you!

We take the tenders to the shoreline and start the trails from there. We’ll arrange tours that take 4-5 hours, and are approx. 5-600 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer hike, we can arrange this.

After the tour, all guests are transported directly to the airport in Leknes where they are reunited with their luggage. We arrive at the airport at 15:00.

THE END

Many of our guests come back. We hope that a tour with us creates moments and days you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Welcome back!


Practical Information

Flights, check in and departure

Sunday is arrivals day. You arrive in Tromsø and Tromsø Airport is only 15 minutes by bus or taxi from the harbour. Check in on the boat is from 15:00, departing at 16:00.

Norwegian Adventure Company crew will meet you at the airport on all incoming flights. You then take a private bus to the ship which is located in Svolvær, only 15 minutes from the airport. Check Wideroe.no for flights from Oslo to Svolvær.


The last day we bike tours on Vestvågøy in Lofoten, before being transported by bus straight to Leknes airport which is approx. 30-45 minutes away. You arrive at Leknes Airport at approx.15:00. We suggest you book your outbound flight after 16:00.

Ensure that you book flights to Tromsø Airport on Sunday so you are there for check-in at 15:00, and fly out of Leknes on Wednesday after 16:00.

If you have some extra time before returning home you should certainly try to discover more of beautiful Lofoten. We recommend Unstad Arctic Surf, gallery visits and “vær vandring” in picturesque Henningsvær or Svolvær, the Lofoten Cathedral or an excursion to Skrova. If you want to stay a few extra days, we will be happy to help put a programme together for you.

Contact us at info@norwegianadventurecompany.com or call +47 22 55 60 50.

The ship M/S Gamle Salten

Classic nostalgia and charm

M/S Gamle Salten (1953) was built more than 50 years ago and was part of the re-construction of the coastal fleet after the war. The coastal route was essential to revitalising the country by linking population and industry in a new wave of optimism towards the next century. The boat is therefore carefully designed with quality materials and craftsmanship.

She is a combined cargo and passenger ship that was delivered to Saltens Dampskibsselskap (SDS) in Bodø in 1953. Gamle Salten was built at the Trosvik Mechanical Workshop in Brevik.

Classic nostalgia in a class of its own – Norwegian Adventure Company
Classic nostalgia in a class of its own
With 3 lounges – 1st class, 2nd class and a ladies-only salon. – Norwegian Adventure Company
With 3 lounges – 1st class, 2nd class and a ladies-only salon.
Bodøs pride on the way to Kjærringøy. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Bodøs pride on the way to Kjærringøy.
Norway's cosiest floating restaurant. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Norway's cosiest floating restaurant.

Old Hurtigruten ship. From 1953 to 1964 the ship was hired as a permanent replacement ship at Hurtigruten. When MS «Salten» was not working at Hurtigruten, she sailed on the Mosjøen – Bodø – Narvik route. In 1967 the Labour Directorate purchased the ship and used it as a school ship in the southern part of the country under the name MS «Sjøkurs».

In 1995 the ship was purchased by Ryfylke Dampskibsselskab (RDS) in Stavanger and restored as MS «Gamle Salten». In 2008 the heritage ship was purchased by the foundation Rederiet Saltens in Bodø.

In 2017 Norwegian Adventure Company started to collaborate with Rederiet Saltens, and now the proud lady sails on the Arctic Haute Route.

Northern Norway's "Orient Express". The first thing you notice is the ship's clean lines, but it's only when you board that the ship reveals her true style and elegance. The mahogany, leather and brass fixtures and fittings certainly draw your attention.

The ship is divided into two classes with four lounges. Here the varieties of wood differ from mahogany to elm and from oak to birch. The dining room is bright and cosy with large windows facing the sea. Elegant flame birch and leather furniture is decked with fine porcelain during festive dinners.

The lounge on the upper deck provides the perfect opportunity to lean back and appreciate the history.

The cabins

Welcome!

MS Gamle Salten has 19 double cabins and 6 single cabins, with space for 44 guests.The cabins are relatively spacious for an older ship and, although they are fairly simple, you still have everything you need with fresh air ventilation, hot and cold water as well as a «window to the sea». Showers and toilets are found in the common areas. All cabins have electric sockets for 220 volt/50 Hz.

Nordgående (5 dager)

Cabins Details Price p.p.
Double cabin small (2) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 24 900 NOK
Double cabin (16) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 26 900 NOK
Double cabin superior (1) Double bed, a small lounge and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 27 900 NOK
Single cabin (6) One berth and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 28 900 NOK

Sørgående (4 dager)

Cabins Details Price p.p.
Double cabin small (2) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 19 900 NOK
Double cabin (16) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 21 900 NOK
Double cabin superior (1) Double bed, a small lounge and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 22 900 NOK
Single cabin (6) One berth and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 24 900 NOK
Life Onboard

Social, after-hike and plenty of ‘hygge’

Imagine how incredible it is to sail into the fjords and to lie at anchor surrounded by the landscape of the next day's tour. Get up at sunrise and enjoy the first coffee out on the deck. Watch a couple of small fishing boats slowly pass by on their way to the fishing grounds, prepare for the weather and be on your way. In every aspect the Arctic Haute Route is a very unique form of Arctic biking holiday in the north.

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Being on an Arctic Haute Route voyage is much more than a raw nature experience with amazing tours. The voyage along the Norwegian coast, gives you the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the north. In addition, there is a great social environment and plenty of ‘hygge’ (playful happiness) where you can share your biking enthusiasm and the days challenges with other like-minded people.

On a small, intimate ship you quickly get to know the others in the group, and after a day or two we are one big happy family! The Norwegian Adventure Company team are always available for any questions you may have along the way, and the ship's crew are attentive and helpful.

You’re in safe hands with our nature guides and certified guides who are all knowledgeable local area experts and you’ll certainly learn some new about the areas we bike through in Northern Norway. Every afternoon we serve local snacks from the region for après-bike, followed by dinner and local dining experiences from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

In the afternoons and evenings, light rain showers, seagulls and sunsets are best experienced on the deck, where you feel the wind, weather and the sheer joy of being on tour.

Level of Difficulty

How difficult are the biking tours?

The most common questions we get asked is how tiring and long our biking tours are and how steep the descents are. This is not easy to answer as for everyone there is a different experience of what is deemed to be simple or demanding. To try to give guidance we have graded our tours on a scale of 1 to 5

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1 Up to 300 metres altitude Easy biking that everyone can master. You must have jogging shoes, low mountain shoes or biking shoes and a biking bag.
2 Up to 500 metres altitude Biking for those with normal fitness. You must have low mountain shoes or biking boots and a biking bag.
3 Up to 700 metres altitude A more strenuous bike route, for those in normal to good condition. You must have low mountain shoes or biking boots and a biking bag.
4 Up to 1000 metres altitude It is required that you are in good shape and that you regularly take long bike routes. You must have low hiking boots or biking boots and biking bag.
5 More than 1000 metres It is required that you are in very good condition and that you are used to mountain bike several days on hilly terrain. You must have low mountain boots or biking boots and a biking bag.
Gear

Mountain Bike Rental

​If you don't have your own bike, don't want to bring it on the plane, or maybe you want to test the “latest & greatest"? Working with Intersport, we offer affordable rental of mountain bikes and trail bikes from Trek for 3 or 4 days.

Fuel EX7 Size S, M and L See specs
Remedy 8 Size S, M and L See specs
Slash 8 Size S, M and L See specs
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Fuel EX7
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Remedy 8
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Slash 8

Prices

3 days – 3 000 NOK
4 days – 4 000 NOK

How to rent your mountain bike:

Send an e-mail to rental@norwegianadventurecompany.com with your booking and enter:

  1. Name and telephone number.
  2. Sailing date with Arctic Haute Route.
  3. Preferred mountain bike model
  4. Gender
  5. Your height (we choose the right frame for you)

We will respond to your email within 5 working days to let you know if we have the equipment available on your sailing date. If we confirm the order, you will have the equipment delivered on board the ship on arrival. Easy!

Note: Intersport rents out mountain bikes as long as we have products in stock. We cannot guarantee specific equipment / or equipment to all clients. Our advice is to reserve the equipment well in advance and at least three months before departure.

Equipment & packing list

What to pack for the tour

your clothes and boots in a large North Face bag (waterproof 100-140 L is recommended). Take your bike rucksack on board the aircraft.

Bring equipment and clothing for three or four days of trips, and casual outfits for travel, dinner and social occasions. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and the cabins are small, so make a capsule collection and leave your fancy clothes at home!

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Bike Rucksack (15 - 20 L)

Recommended tour equipment


  • Cycling shoes, cycle gloves and helmet
  • Cycling pants and jacket
  • Thin Gore-tex pants - and jacket for rainy days
  • A very thin hat under the helmet for cool days
  • Wool underwear and socks
  • Sunglasses and high factor sunscreen
  • Thin fleece jacket
  • Thin down jacket for cold days and rest breaks on the summits
  • Cotton hiking trousers, shorts, t-shirts, sweater for on board the boat
  • Small thermos for coffee, tea, etc.
  • Drinking system for sack (Camel Back) or drinking bottles
  • Large Bag (100 – 140 L)

    Other things to take:

    ack in a large, waterproof bag to keep clothes and equipment dry

  • Casual clothes for dinner and socialising: jeans, chinos, sweaters, shirts, fleeces
  • Trainers or low Gore-Tex shoes that you use on board
  • Extra socks and sports underwear (wool) for 3/4 days of trips

  • Welcome to the land of the Midnight Sun for amazing mountain biking and a lot of ‘hygge’ north of the Arctic Circle!

    Arctic Adventure Cuisine

    A fantastic experience of the North - also on the plate!

    Gutsy, honest, uncomplicated and truly North Norwegian.

    As an adventure company, we want you to experience some of the best world-class local produce that Northern Norway has to offer.

    Based on this, we have developed the Arctic Adventure Cuisine dining experience in collaboration with Bocuse d 'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes. In the menu we have specialties from more than 30 small and large local producers from the areas between Lofoten, Tromsø. and Finnmark.

    The special thing about the Arctic climate is that it’s very cold, so everything grows slower. It gives the food a more distinct taste.
    Fredrik Lundgren, Chef on Arctic Haute Route

    New Nordic style

    Arctic Adventure Cuisine showcases some of the really great ingredients the region has to offer - from the deep fjords to the mountains and farms. Through meals served on the Arctic Haute Route, we will convey some of the fascinating, Northern Norwegian culture and traditions, but presented in a New-Nordic style.

    The menu is developed by one of Norway's foremost culinary experts, Gunnar Hvarnes, and prepared by some of the country's most talented young chefs. In creating this we hope you will have a wonderful experience of the north - also on the plate!

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    Safety

    Some of our guests have concerns about security and safety factors; danger in steep terrain, professionalism of the guides, general risk assessment of the trips and whether they can expect to be seasick. Below you will find information about these aspects of the trip.

    Safety first. Always.

    Get the maximum out of the tour with our friendly and experienced guides

    Our bike guides on Arctic Haute Route are guides with a great deal of experience and local knowledge. They are all professionals who have mastered the art in tailoring bike tours to suit different levels of ability..

    The safety of the trips is paramount. We focus on the joy of adventuring safely. Our goal is to have a fantastic biking experience, with magnificent views from the mountains to the shoreline.

    Mountains and routes are always chosen based on the current weather and wind conditions, along with the guests physical fitness level and wishes.


    Certified guides and nature guides

    Good guides are a prerequisite for a great tour, where you can enjoy the views and the biking experience to the maximum. Our highly certified guides are well qualified professionals with extensive knowledge of the mountain ranges that surround the coast of Northern Norway. All certified guides are experts in biking in the mountains, handling of equipment and safety procedures. All the guides know the areas we tour in intimately and either come from or live in Northern Norway.

    Sea sickness

    If you have concerns about being seasick, we can reassure you that on Arctic Haute Route we sail close to land and rarely in open sea areas for most of the voyage. In our experience guest seasickness has been limited to being very minimal, if at all. 

    If any of our guests should still experience discomfort, we always have sea sickness tablets available on board.

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    Who does the bike tour suit?

    ​Our tours are tailor-made to suit the group travelling with us. Your physical condition, ambition and wishes are the determining factors!

    Our bike guides facilitate trips for different levels of ambition, but because the mountains in the north are relatively alpine, we recommend our guests to have previous alpine mountain biking experience to get the maximum out of the trip.

    Guided meetings are held every night, where maps, routes and possible mountains are explored for tomorrow's tours with the guests. This is how we ensure that you as a guest receive a tour that best meets your expectations for an unforgettable bike trip and exceptional travel adventure.

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    Your hosts

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    At the quay in Svolvær and Tromsø you’ll meet the hosts and expedition leaders from Norwegian Adventure Company, Nina Kristine Madsen-Geelmuyden and Fredrik Geelmuyden,, the boat crew and the mountain guides who want to give you the very best adventure ever.

    Welcome aboard!


    “Arctic Haute Route is a spectacular journey, and a unique experience for anyone who wants new challenges on a mountain bike in Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløy”.

    This is the true gold in the north!
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    Sykkelguide Svein Nordli

    "Alpene har høyere fjell, men de har ikke havet. Den kombinasjonen er veldig spesiell, og kanskje det viktigste for gjestene våre"

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