Continue south on E6 to Brenna, taking the turnoff onto Fv76 towards Brønnøysund. Allow time for a stop at Nevernes harbour, which has a centre celebrating Helgeland’s coastal culture.
In Brønnøysund, a must-see is Torghatten, the famous mountain with a hole through it. Your itinerary should also include a stroll through Brønnøysund’s old town centre, and a visit to the Aquaculture Center at Toft.
To reach Vega, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take the ferry from Horn. Vega’s E-House Museum documents the ancient local practice of building protective houses for the eider duck and harvesting its valuable down after the hatchlings leave the nest.
You may also be tempted to go on a boat trip and perhaps a fishing excursion, or enjoy the tranquillity of kayaking, hiking or cycling on your own.
Detours: Consider a visit to the island of Ylvingen, or Vevelstad with its old trading post and compact old hamlet.
ITINERARY: Mosjøen – Grane – Brønnøysund – Vega.
Distance: 190 km (to Nes) + Ferry.