Island hopping by bike
Some of the Nordsjøvegen route goes under the sea in long tunnels. Cycling is both strictly prohibited and dangerous here. All these islands can be reached by ferry.
Here is a small selection of islands in the Ryfylke basin.
Cycling around the islands in Ryfylke is an experience in itself. The Sjernarøy Islands consist of several small islands. Bjergøy, Helgøy, Talgje, Tjul, Kyrkjøy, Sjernarøy and Aubø, all of which are connected by bridges, all except Nord-Hidle. Estimate 3-4 hours around all the islands. Some slightly long gentle hills, but no worse than that they can all be ridden up in a slightly low gear.
64.5 km (total)
The Finnøyrunden round is 22 km long and you cycle with the sea on one side around the entire island. There are tomatoes and fruit for sale along the road, so feel free to stop and buy some lovely tomatoes. A nice and fairly calm round takes approx. 1.5 hours.
There is only one part of Rennesøy that you can cycle around, but it is incredibly beautiful and cycling round trip on the northern part of the island.
When stopping at Kiwi on Mosterøy, it takes 25 - 30 minutes to cycle out to Norway's best-preserved medieval monastery, Ustein Monastery This is a place that everyone who both drives and cycles Nordsjøvegen should visit.