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Route 13: Stokkvågen-Tonnes-Storselsøy-Selsøyvik-Gjerøy-Nordnesøy-Rødøy-Tonnes

This journey explores a landscape where dramatic mountains rise from the sea, gulls screech around the fishing boats, and you see island after lush island unfold before you!

Long-Distance
2015-03-0315:46 Agnethe Bjørkhaug
Total cycling distance: approx. 70 km.

Part Distance 1: Stokkvågen-Tonnes-Selsøyvik - 38 km

The first day calls for a visit to Grønsvik Coastal Fort that is from World War II. From here or from Kleivhalsen you can experience impressive views. At Aldersundet you will find a charming country store, a souvenir shop and accommodation. You will pass additional shops as you continue towards Tonnes; accommodation and fine dining is offered at Oscarbrygga. 

On its way from Tonnes to Selsøyvik, the express boat crosses the Artic Circle. Be sure to include Selsøyvik Old Trading Post, built in 1777, in your itinerary. The trading post has a café and offers accommodation.

Part Distance 2: Selsøyvik-Gjerøy-Nordnesøy-Rødøy-Tonnes - 32 km

Gjerøy and Nordnesøy are relative large islands, with hilly terrain and mountains, and sheltered coves that are perfect for swimming. 

Rødøy has the shortest stretch of road. Be sure to include a hike up to Mount Rødøyløva, which stands like a guardian on the island. A marked path starts at the ferry quay. Alternatively, rent a kayak and explore the island and inlets, returning to Tonnes. 

Practical Information

Practical Information
Bike hire may be done online at our booking site here. Bicycle hire is  available at Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes and Mo i Rana. Luggage transportation is also available for some routes. Price: nok 275 per day, all necessary equipment included. For timetables for ferries and public transportation please visit the transport companies websites: www.torghatten-nord.no, www.boreal.no and www.tts.no.
For additional suggestions, please download our cycling brochure.