The Nesna Islands

Off the coast of the village of Nesna you will find three large islands – Handnesøy, Hugløy and Tomma – all of which have an exciting and diverse landscape and offer excellent opportunities for cycling trips. You can go on day trips or stay overnight and, as there are few hills and not much traffic, it is easy to cycle here.

Day ride
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The ferry from Nesna arrives at the southern end of the island, offering two possible routes to cycle. If you turn right, the eastern side of the island, it is approx. 12 km to the end of the road – Skaga. You can also ride 1 km on a tractor road to Kalvgården. If you turn left from the ferry landing you will come to Hanstein, a distance of approx. 7 km one way.


The ferry from Nesna arrives at Vikholmen on the north of the island, and you can cycle half way round the island before you have to turn and return the same way. En route you will pass Litlehaugen Staude og Urtegård (perennial plant and herb farm), which is well worth a stop. It is approx. 8 km by road to Ytterskjerodden, which is the end point of the cycle trip.


Tomma is the largest of the three islands and the ferry from Nesna arrives roughly in the middle of the island. If you turn right you will end up at Forsland approx. 4.4 km from the ferry. En route you will pass the starting point for the hike to the summit of Tomskjevlen in case you want to combine your bike ride with a summit hike.

If you turn left from the ferry landing you will ride first southwards then northwards on the outer coast of the island. On this route you will pass the village of Husby and the valley of Finnvikdalen, which is a wonderful recreation area. The distance from the ferry landing to Husby is approx. 4.7 km and to Finnvikdalen is approx. 16 km. If you wish you may continue all the way to Sellot, which is at the end of the road and at the north of the island, a distance of 20 km from the ferry landing.

For ferry schedules, visit Boreal Transport and check route 18-336.

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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.