Ride Norway’s most beautiful bike route from the mountains to the fjords
The Rallarvegen bike route brings you from the rocky and bare mountains in Finse, to the lush landscapes by the fjord in Flåm in just under 6 hours. This route is not only a spectacular bike ride but also a journey through history. The Rallarvegen starting point is technically in Haugastøl, but the most popular route is this shorter version from Finse to Flåm.
It’s important to pay attention to the weather report, as you will be traveling from the high mountains to sea level. It may be well below 10°C in Finse, but by the time you reach Flåm the temperature can be 22°C. The biking season of this route varies every year and is dependent on the snow levels around Finse.
Rallarvegen is an old transport road designed to support the construction of the “Bergensbanen” railway. In 1894, the Norwegian Parliament decided that a railway connection between Bergen and Oslo was required, and chose the mountain range that split southern Norway in two as the crossing point.
See How to Cycle the Rallarvegen Bike Route for a complete guide to tackling Rallarvegen.