Cycle across the Svinesund Bridge!

Bike the Bridge

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Road cycling in two countries

Road cycling in northern Bohuslän is a great choice for anyone wishing to travel east and across the Norwegian border. The sealed roads leading to the border are relatively empty and once you reach Norway, the tarmac is very smooth. The road passes undulating farmland, fjords and urban areas. On the way home you cross the legendary Svinesund Bridge.

Cycle across the bridge!

It is rare to cross a national border twice in a single cycle trip. On this long-distance trip, the kilometres are almost equally divided between Sweden and Norway. You start at Lagunen and head north, via Skee, continue around Iddefjord, and across the border. Once in Norway you will be treated to amazing views as you travel north along Iddefjord towards Halden. Halden is a good place to stop for lunch by the harbour. The return trip to Sweden crosses the classic Svinesund Bridge and the retail area with the same name. Before arriving back at Lagunen, you also pass Strömstad.

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This is a long and challenging route with plenty of slopes and climbs.

Approximate distance

The cycling distance is just over 90 km, with a height variation of over 1000 metres.


Plan for a whole day and an early start. Pack food and drinks.


No markings. You ride on paths, gravel roads and sealed roads. Use an app and download the GPX file.

Which map application do you use?

Lagunen has decided to focus on three apps, which we find work well in our area. All have useful free versions available, although a paid subscription obviously means more features. You can also download the GPX file to your own favourite app. In addition, our reception sells a useful leisure map, scale 1:50,000.

  • Viewranger: This app has a good user interface and useful map functions. Originally designed for hiking and navigating in forests and nature. Easy to create trips and plan routes. We use it mainly for hiking and trail riding. Integrates with Openstreetmap, which is very up-to-date in our area.
  • Trailforks: This is home turf for trail riders. The app is a meeting place for anyone who enjoys cycling in woodland. Free maps make it easy to find good trail riding routes.
  • Strava: This app has been around for a long time and has many users in our area. This means that it is very up-to-date and includes recommendations for both road cycling and mountain biking.

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Stay near the archipelago of Strömstad

At Lagunen you stay right by the ocean, where the Strömstad archipelago begins. The site has lots to enjoy and discover. Will you spend the day exploring Strömstad, enjoying a boat trip on Kosterhavet, or relaxing and catching crabs from Mali’s jetty, right next to Lagunen’s own beach? At Lagunen you wake to the sound of lapping waves, shrieking seagulls and the sea breeze from Kosterhavet, which finds its way into the bay all year round – what time you wake up is up to you.