Our new location is official!
It is the day we have all been waiting for: Viking Biking & Hiking has officially found a new location. Following the Covid crisis, we had to downsize and we went from nearly 300 bikes to about 50. That also meant going from a large shop with plentiful storage to a smaller location. At the same time, we wanted our new location to have a few improvements: a car-free starting point, easier access to our entire bike fleet, and closer to the cruise ships. Mission accomplished!
Starting late May 2021, we will be operating from the ferry terminal for the DFDS boat. It is an overnight ferry connecting Oslo to Denmark, and on the side of the terminal is a great indoor storage area for our bikes. The ferry terminal offers public toilets and a little kiosk to buy snacks and drinks. The tour begins right on the edge of the Oslo Fjord, so we couldn’t ask for anything better. In addition, the new location is an easy 15 minute walk from the Oslo Central Train Station, along the pedestrian harbor going past the amazing Opera.
All of our bike tours and bike rentals will start from our new location along Oslo’s harbor. However, nature walks will begin at other points more convenient to those tours. For example, our popular “Oslo Nature Walk: Island Hopping”, which departs in the summer every day at 12 noon, will meet near the local ferry boats which we use to get to the islands.
We are so excited. Covid has been a tough challenge for the industry, but with our new location ready to roll, we feel like it is only a few months until we can get up and running again. We can’t wait to be on tour once more!!!