The two islands Lurøy and Onøy are lovely travel destinations for both relaxing and active days in the summer vacation. And just a short boat ride away, you’ll find beautiful hiking and travel destinations like Aldersundet, Kvarøy, and the Solvær Islands.

Lurøy and Onøy is in Lurøy multiplicity, north of Nesna, and south of Rødøy on the Helgeland Coast. You can travel here by ferry, express boat or using your own boat.

You can take the ferry going from Stokkvågen and Lovund to Onøy. The two islands are connected by a bridge.  Click on the names to see the ferry ports on Google Maps.

Find the ferry schedule between Stokkvågen – Onøy
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Express boat
You can take the local express boat to Onøy from Stokkvågen and Lovund, or the regional express boats Nordlandsekspressen and Helgelandsekspressen that travells between Sandnessjøen and Bodø, with multiple stops between the two destinations, Helgelandspendleren also travels between Sandnessjøen and Træna with multiple stops in between the two desitnations.
Click the names to see the express boat docks on Google Maps.

Find schedules for Stokkvågen – Onøy
Find schedules for Lovund – Onøy
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Lokalt reisekart sentrert rundt Lurøy

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Onøy and Lurøy are connected by a bridge and are a short ferry ride from Stokkvågen. Together with the smaller Røssøya, they create a beautiful and sheltered archipelago, with many islets, straits, and cozy coves with nice sandy beaches. This is a lovely area to explore by boat or kayak!

On the largest island, Lurøy, Lurøyfjellet towers high above the sea and islets. It is a popular and beautiful hiking destination, reaching 685 meters in elevation, and provides a fantastic view of many of the finest mountains in Helgeland. At the foot of the mountain, you can also visit the beautiful Renaissance garden at Lurøygården. It is over 200 years old and features fascinating flowers and botany, including a large and impressive copper beech tree.

We also recommend a visit to the Coastal Museum on the island. Here, you can see an old Lovund cutter, a distinctive wooden motor cutter that was widely used in the area in its time. The museum also displays several old boat engines, as well as fishing gear and the skeleton of a sei whale. This type of whale, related to the blue whale, can grow to around 15 meters in length and weigh close to 30 tons.

Other destinations closeby

Beautiful hikes in and around Lurøy

Practical Information

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

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