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The Bikers meet some extraordinary artisan bakers on Norway's west coast and bake Scandinavian rye bread and pirogi (ham- and Jarlsberg-filled pastries) in amazing locations.

The Hairy Bikers start their epic 5,000-mile bakeation in Kristiansund on Norway's stunning west coast. They ride out along the Atlantic highway, ferry-hopping from island to island, and enjoy the thrilling biking provided by the spectacular roads that hug the rugged coastline of the fjords before arriving in the capital, Oslo, for the annual Norway Day celebrations.

As they travel, they meet extraordinary artisan bakers, who are only too keen to teach them how to make their Norwegian specialities. They also meet some talented home-bakers, including 95-year-old Nikka, who rustles up waffles on her 65-year-old waffle iron. The Bikers choose amazing locations to cook some of their favourite Norwegian recipes: Scandinavian rye bread, cardamom and lemon cookies, and pirogi (ham- and Jarlsberg-filled pastries).

On their travels, they taste the Norwegian delicacies of brown cheese and aquavit, Si rediscovers his Viking roots, and they both push themselves to the limit when they attempt the Olympic bobsleigh run.

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Mon 13 May 2019 16:15

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    Take On Me

  • 00:07


    I'll Be Waiting

  • 00:11


    The Sun Always Shines on TV

  • 00:11

    Thompson Twins

    Hold Me Now

  • 00:12

    Plan B

    Stay Too Long

  • 00:13

    Alexander Rybak


  • 00:18

    Mark Ronson


  • 00:24

    Bat for Lashes


  • 00:26

    Noah and the Whale

    Give It All Back

  • 00:35

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham

    Peer Gynt (1987 Remastered Version): Prelude (Morning)

  • 00:37

    Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Jerzy Maksymiuk

    Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - III Anitra's Dance

  • 00:41

    The Rapiers

    In The Hall of The Mountain King

  • 00:44

    Sam Fonteyn

    Ski Sunday

    Performer: New Dance Orchestra.
  • 00:58

    The Vaccines



Role Contributor
Presenter Si King
Presenter Dave Myers
Series Producer Oliver Clark
Executive Producer Gill Tierney
Director Joanna Brame


  • Tue 13 Mar 2012 20:00
  • Thu 15 Mar 2012 19:00
  • Fri 4 May 2012 17:00
  • Sat 25 Aug 2012 01:40
  • Thu 8 Nov 2012 16:15
  • Tue 1 Oct 2013 19:00
  • Wed 18 Jun 2014 15:45
  • Mon 13 May 2019 16:15

The language of baking across Europe with the OU

The language of baking across Europe with the OU

Find out how the Bikers broke through the language barrier with the Open University.