3 Kalver - Hearty dining at a farm restaurant
The farm restaurant called 3 Kalver (Three Calves), situated on the island of Dønna, offers satisfying dining in distinctive surroundings. The menu proudly features dishes based on quality local ingredients.
The restaurant is situated in a refurbished old barn, which lends a warm and rustic ambience to the dining venue. Here you are served dishes made according to local traditions and time-honoured recipes, of prime ingredients from local producers right here on the island of Dønna and from elsewhere in Helgeland. The farm’s own bread is baked in a stone oven out in the yard.
The story behind the restaurant
Despite the restaurant’s name, veal is not on the menu. The 3 Kalver comes from the chef’s childhood memories from his family farm. When the cow Dagros was about to give birth, the then 10-year-old boy Dag was at school – as soon as the bell rang, he ran home to the farm. There, in the barn, he stared in amazement at the sight of Dagros’ three calves. Triplet are extremely rare, happening perhaps once in ten thousand bovine births. And not in Dag’s wildest dreams did he imagine his cow would bear three calves at once.
In the summer of 2010, when he opened his farm restaurant, the name was clear. It had to be “3 Kalver” – but never would there be any veal on the menu!
The farm also offers accommodation. There are three cosy, fully-equipped apartments below the farm restaurant. Each apartment has one bedroom with two beds and is based on self-catering. As a guest, you also have the option of staying in Solfjeldbrygga, which is situated right on the sea. Also fully equipped, it has three bedrooms with a total of six beds. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee on the wharf.
In addition, the farm has eight spots for caravans and campers, with power hookups. There is a facility for emptying your caravan sewage tank. You also have access to a service facility with a well-equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals, showers and toilets.
The farm and its distinctive restaurant are situated at Solfjellsjøen on the island of Dønna, about 10 km north of the Bjørn ferry quay.
Sørvikaveien 2, 8820 DønnaCheck route with Entur
Været på Helgeland kan variere mye, og på sommeren kan temperaturen være alt fra 15 til 30 grader, og regnet kan gjerne komme og gå i «ærlinger», eller «byger» som det heter sørpå. Vi anbefaler at du pakker både allværsjakke og badeklær, fjellsko og sandaler, så du er klar for det meste.
Om vinteren varierer temperaturen gjerne fra +5 til minus 15. Hvis du skal være mye ute, er ullundertøy og vindtette klær dine beste venner. Kle deg etter trelagsprinsippet med et innerlag, mellomlag og ytterlag. Tykk lue og tykke hansker eller votter er spesielt anbefalt hvis du skal på være ute med lavt aktivitetsnivå, for eksempel hvis du skal se på nordlyset.
Takk for at du hjelper oss med å ta vare på naturen og lokalsamfunnene på Helgeland.
Takk for at du:
- Praktiserer sporløs ferdsel, og tar med avfall og toalettpapir tilbake til nærmeste søppeldunk.
- Planlegger toalettbesøk, slik at du får gjort det du må der det ikke er til sjenanse for andre.
- Respekterer det lokale dyrelivet, holder hunden i bånd og holder god avstand til både ville og tamme dyr og fugler.
- Respekterer privat eiendom, og holder avstand til private hus og hytter.
- Viser godt båt-vett, holder god avstand til land, lav fart nært andre på vannet, inkludert dyr og fugler, og unngår unødig kjøring som skaper forstyrrende motorstøy.
- Respekterer ferdsels- og ilandstigningsforbudet i sjøfuglereservatene i hekketiden.
- Følger fjellvettreglene, og planlegger turer etter evne og erfaring.
- Leier en erfaren guide på turene der du selv ikke har kunnskapen eller erfaringen som trengs for en trygg tur.
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Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet, situated on the quay in beautiful surroundings on the island of Dønna, offers good dining in charming surroundings, accommodation and guided boat trips.
Brygga – Dønna
“Brygga” is nicely located in quiet surroundings on the north-eastern side of Dønna, 7 km from the ferry terminal at Bjørn. The wharf consists of 5 apartments of 60 square meters each located right next to the sea. They also offera a conference room, boathouse, grill, hot tub and a cabin (Rorbu).
Røssvoll Camping offers peaceful surroundings by the Ranelva river, about 13 km north of the town of Mo i Rana. The campsite is a short distance away from attractions such as the Svartisen glacier, Grønligrotta cave, and the naturally-sculpted marble formations called Marmorslottet. If you head into town, the entire family can enjoy a visit to Vitensenter Nordland, a science museum that explores nature, technology and mathematics.
Torghatten Strandrestaurant – A dining close to the ingredients
Torghatten Strandrestaurant is magnificently situated at the foot of the legendary mountain Torghatten, 15 km from the Brønnøysund town centre. Time and again travellers are delighted to discover this beautiful seaside restaurant and its terrific fjord view.
Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen
Fru Haugans Hotel, renowned for maintaining its time-honoured traditions, is a proud member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants of Norway. It is situated at the end of Sjøgata street, the historic heart of Mosjøen.
Herøy Brygge – Accommodation in Herøy's island kingdom
Herøy Brygge offers good accommodation in a wharf building situated in the village of Herøysundet on the beautiful island of Herøy. On the floor below your room, the restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and you are also welcome to enjoy your meal on the pier outside.
Myken Seng & Suppe (Myken Bed & Soup)
Myken is a small fishing community far from the mainland. The islands of this archipelago have no car traffic – in fact the main island has less than one kilometre of road. Myken invites you to experience its island scenery, the ever-changing sea, and the midnight sun.
Dønnes Gård – Accommodation in historical surroundings
Dønnes Gård on the island of Dønna, offers a holiday stay in a former vicarage. The historical surroundings actually date back to the 13th century. Guests here can dine on traditional dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. To hear the colourful history, take a guided tour of the vicarage and the neighbouring medieval church.
Topcamp Havblikk – Good food and lodging at Nesna
When you stay at Topcamp Havblikk at Nesna, you have access to varied activities that you can enjoy with family or friends. This campsite is well-suited to people travelling with caravans, campers or tents. If you prefer, you can choose a cabin or room. The Aurora Restaurant offers lunch and dinner.
Grønligrotta Cave near Mo i Rana
Grønligrotta, with its network of passages and beautiful limestone formations, has long been one of the most visited caves in Scandinavia. Electric lighting allows you to more fully appreciate it this natural wonder, which ice and water took 700,000 years to sculpt.
Torgarhaugen Gjestegård (Guesthouse)
Torgarhaugen Gjestegård is beautifully situated at the foot of Torghatten, the legendary mountain with a hole through it. It offers rooms that are comfortable, bright and cheerful, letting in sunlight from every directions. Here you can relax and just enjoy, taking time to enjoy the tranquillity, the sight and sounds of your natural surrounding, a good cup of coffee and home-baked cake.
Støtt in Meløy – Top of Helgeland
The picturesque old trading post of Støtt offers some of Helgeland’s most beautiful and unique holiday experiences. Many adventures await you here, and you can enjoy charming quarters and great dining in historic buildings steeped in the island’s ancient coastal heritage.
Torghatten Camping – Fishing, dining and much more
Torghatten Camping is idyllically situated at the foot of the legendary mountain Torghatten. Accommodation offered here includes high-standard cabins and apartments. There are spots to pitch your tent and electrical hook-ups for your caravan or camper. The restaurant here is known for excellent dining.
Heidis Sjokoladedrøm – Divine handmade chocolate
Heidi always dreamed of becoming a chocolatier – and when you come to Dønna, you can taste the delectable results! Her handmade chocolate is imbued with the raw natural power of Helgeland and the exciting story of her dream come true. Heidi’s shop, situated right on the queue, may be one of the smallest chocolate shops in the world.
Vega havhotell is a small hotel in beautiful surroundings with the ocean close by. Vega Havhotell is located at the north-west part of Vega, at Viksaas between forests, mountains and seas.
Mosjøen Via Ferrata – The first in northern Norway
At the heart of Nordland County, in the geographic middle of Norway, is the friendly town of Mosjøen. Here you can join Hi North on an exhilarating mountain adventure on the world’s northernmost via ferrata. Take the challenge and feel the satisfaction as you reach the summit!
The Ravnfloget Vega Via Ferrata and the Vega Stairs
“Climbing Ravnfloget has been a dream for many people. This rugged mountain was once a lofty playground accessible only to sea eagles and ravens, hence the name.” Today, the Ravnfloget Via Ferrata, a spectacular climbing trail, will take you to the summit of Ravnfloget. The mountain is situated on the western side of the island of Vega.
Lovund is one of Norway’s most vibrant island communities, beautifully located on the outskirts of the Helgeland coast. Take your time to experience one of Helgeland’s best cuisine, hotel rooms and cabins with a great view sea and sunset, varied scenery with many hiking options and a strong business community – all colored and developed by the people who live here.
Sandnessjøen camping is located at Steiro along the Rv 17, 10 kilometers south of Sandnessjøen. Sandnessjøen Camping is just a short walk from the mountains De Syv Søstre and the local airport.
Tjøtta Gjestegård – Accommodation and dining in historical surroundings
At Tjøtta Gjestegård, you are invited to good dining and an overnight stay in historic surroundings. The old inn is conveniently situated near the ferry quay, and the ferry can take you to assorted attractions such as the Vega archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the coffee roaster Forvik Kaffebrenneri, and the famous petroglyph of a pre-historic skier at Tro.
Himmelblå Brygge at Ylvingen
Himmelblå, with its guest harbour, wharf and café, is becoming a preferred destination for holiday travellers and boaters exploring the scenic coast of Nordland county. Overnight guests can rent a room, pitch a tent on the island, or stay in their own boat in the guest harbour. Whatever accommodation you choose, you can enjoy island life to the fullest! That, of course, includes very satisfying dining.
At the heart of Nordland County, in the geographic middle of Norway, is the friendly town of Mosjøen. On Storfjellet, right near Øyfjellet just outside town center, is Northern Norway’s most spectacular zip-line.
Krokstrand Fjellpark – Accommodation, food and a climbing park!
With holiday accommodation at Krokstrand, young and old can take the challenge in the “High & Low Climbing Park”, play mini-golf, hike the mountains or go fishing. Hunting in the nearby wilderness is also available. Rent a room or an entire holiday home, and dine on delicious home-cooked meals in the café.
Træna Arctic Fishing
Selvær, the second-biggest island of the Træna archipelago, is a quiet and cosy fishing community. Like the rest of Træna, it faces the open sea and lies far from the mainland. Here, you can stay in a modern quayside holiday apartment, and experience scenic Helgeland at its best. You will find excellent fishing, literally thousands of islets and skerries, amazing birdlife, and skies that glow late into the summer nights.
Helgeland Kayak – Guided kayak trips
With Helgeland Kayak you can go on guided tours, attend courses or rent a kayak and go out on your own. If you prefer to stay ashore, you can join a guided hike in the mountains. Helgeland Kayak is based in Mo i Rana and on the island of Tomma outside Nesna.
An idyllic Helgeland holiday on Rangsundøya
Just north of the Arctic Circle, in Rødøy municipality, lies Rangsundøya. At Helgelandsidyll on Rangsundøya, you can spend the night in a cosy apartment, stay in a luxurious tent, or in the very unique cabin – all of which enjoy a majestic view of the Helgeland coast.
Meløy Adventure offers holiday adventures on the scenic coast of northern Helgeland. Their activities menu includes guided treks on the Svartisen glacier, kayaking excursions, sea-rafting trips, sea eagle safaris, and jetboarding.
Yttervik Camping, situated in idyllic surroundings by the Ranfjord, offers accommodation a short distance from Mo i Rana’s town centre. The campsite and the surrounding area is well suited for varied activities for the whole family.
Klokkergården – Stay in nostalgic surroundings on the island of Rødøy
At the foot of the majestic mountain called Rødøyløva, is the stately Klokkergården, a sexton’s residence that dates back to 1904. Here you can enjoy warm hospitality in surroundings that recall a bygone era.
Seløy Kystferie – Memorable coastal adventures
Seløy Kystferie invites you to explore the magnificent Helgeland coast by joining a RIB sea-rafting excursion or by taking a trip on a fishing boat. Their knowledgeable guides will enrich your experience with insight into the coastal culture and the harsh life of the fishermen and their families who have lived here for countless generations.
Adventure Vega – Kayaking in the Vega Archipelago
There is no need to head south to the Mediterranean to find white sandy beaches, sheltered coves and crystal-clear waters. Helgeland is a paradise of islands, islets, skerries and sheltered waters that are ideal for your kayaking adventures!
Sea Eagle Safari with Visit Nesna
Visit Nesna invites you on a RIB sea-rafting adventure to the realm of the sea eagle. Come see this majestic bird up close!
Experience all of Helgeland with Helgeland Travel Service
Helgeland Travel Service (HTS) will gladly take you on a tour to Helgeland’s many attractions. Whether we explore the coast or inland tracts, on a clear summer day or a day with mist and rain, all of our excursions will show you the magnificent landscape of Helgeland.