Backwood Bikepacking is dedicated to bring you the joy of wilderness biking in Norway and beyond. Norway is a fantastic country for bikepacking. You are free to ride almost wherever you like, either on single track or dirt roads (though riding is prohibited in most national parks and nature reserves). Wild camping is welcomed, and as long as you pitch your tent at least 150 meters away from houses and keep away from cities and fields in the countryside, you can stay for up to two consecutive nights, some places even longer. You would usually have no trouble finding water, and the roads are generally safe for cyclist. And hey, it’s my backyard.

Hardangervidda east

Of all the outdoor activities I enjoy, I believe riding a bike is on top of the list (though my paddle may have a word or two to say about that). It doesn’t have to be long. It doesn’t have to be epic. Sometimes, just getting on the bike for a short overnighter is all it takes.

At least to keep the itch for that long, epic ride at rest for a while.

Happy wheels!

Mikkel Soya Bølstad



  1. Stefan Weckfors says

    Läste om din tur Norge på tvärs med barnen. Skulle gärna vilja göra något liknande. Har du möjligen kartöversikt över vilken väg du cyklade?
    Mvh Stefan Weckfors


    • I would suggest using http://www.norgeskart.no and/or http://www.lommekjent.no to find a route. There are a lot of possibilities of riding across Norway. I can recommend riding through Åstdalen on Øyerfjellet to Tretten, then ride to Skeikampen and follow the Peer Gynt vegen to Gålå. Turn west and head for Jotunheimvegen to Bygdin. From there, you could take the ferry over Bygdin and head further west, or ride through Valdres.

      Hope you’ll have a great trip!



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