Tour suggestion: Brønnøysund–Ylvingen–Vega

Experience the mountain that is pierced all the way through, the Vegaarchipelago UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island Ylvingen and enjoy dining based on local ingredients.

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Duration: 3 days. Total distance: 70–80 km

Day 1: Brønnøysund–Torghatten (about 30 km, round trip)

Head across the Brønnøysund Bridge and set a course for Torghatten. A 30-minute walk takes you up to the famous hole through the mountain. Sturdy footwear recommended. The Norwegian Aquaculture Centre at Toft is also worth a visit.

Accommodation: Torghatten Camping & StrandRestaurant, alternatively a hotel or motel in Brønnøysund

Day 2: Brønnøysund – Ylvingen – Vega 

Distance: 30–45 km, depending on where you start. 

Ride from Brønnøysund to Horn along coastal road Fv17 (14 km), then take the ferry to Ylvingen. Consider a stop at Hildurs Urterarium, the only food, wine and herb farm in northern Norway. Explore the idyllic island of Ylvingen before continuing to Vega on the afternoon express boat. From the quay in Rørøy, ride 8 km to Nes, the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation: Nes Bryggeferie or Vega Opplevelsesferie

Day 3: Vega – Brønnøysund

Visit the Eider Duck Museum (E-huset) at Nes, which has exhibitions on the UNESCO World Heritage Area. Consider heading for Vega Havhotell for a great meal (reservations recommended), or rent a kayak and explore the archipelago. With 100 kilometres of very lightly trafficked roads, Vega is a cycling paradise! Explore the landscape and find a relaxing beach. Late in the afternoon, you can take the express boat from Rørøy to Brønnøysund.

Accommodation: Please see listing for Brønnøysund. 

Practical information:

Bike hire is available at the Tourist Information Offices in Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen. You can also book bicycles online. Prices: NOK 245 per day, including helmet, bicycle pump, patch kit and Panniers.

We also recommend cycling from Brønnøysund to Sandnessjøen. From Sandnessjøen you can take the Express boat to the beautiful island Træna. There is also ferries going from Stokkvågen. Please contact Helgeland Reiseliv for further information, phone: +47 75 01 80 00. 

Packaged tours

Norske Bygdeopplevelser offers packaged cycle tours along the coast, for more information please visit their website

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Practical Information

Practical Information
Bike hire may be done online at our booking site here. Bicycle hire is available at Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Glomfjord and Støtt. Luggage transportation is also available for some routes. Price: nok 295 per day, all necessary equipment included. For timetables for ferries and public transportation please visit the transport companies websites:, and
For additional suggestions, please download our cycling brochure.