At Base Camp Vega you can stay in mini-cabins whose unique design is inspired by the little huts the islanders build for the thousands of eider ducks that nest in the Vega archipelago every year. We also offer good spots where you can pitch your tent. Base Camp Vega is situated right by the Vega Stairs and the Ravnfloget Via Ferrata, and the sheltered waters nearby are perfect for kayaking.

A very special way to experience the UNESCO World Heritage island Vega is through an overnight stay in one of our beautiful mini-cabins. We call them “e-houses” and their design was inspired by the little nesting huts that the proud Vega natives for generations have been building for the migrating eider ducks who nest on these islands. Today as in times past, when the eider hatchlings have left, the islanders carefully gather the valuable down used in the nests.

The e-house mini-cabins enjoy a great view of the ocean, the island Søla, the midnight sun and the islands’ rich birdlife. An entire wall can be fully opened onto the spacious terrace outside, which is equipped with a table and benches. It’s the perfect place to relax after your day’s adventures and savour the view of the evening glow. Here, you really do feel at one with the magnificent surrounding scenery.

Right nearby is a repurposed barn that now houses a pub and restaurant called Ravnen (the Raven). It offers a wholesome breakfast, tasty lunch and dinner, or you can just drop by for a cup of coffee or a pint after your day’s adventures. Ravnen serves traditional fare as well as dishes the chefs give their own special twist. Do try their bacalao, the Ravnfloget burger, the popular Fishburger or the hearty Søla stew.

Certainly a stay in an e-house mini-cabin is inspiring in itself, but you really owe it to yourself to make the most of the adventures and activities that are available on Vega.

For example, we recommend that you and your fellow travellers take a guided climb up the Ravnfloget Via Ferrata. Together with a professional guide, and wearing a safety harness, you climb 225 meters up the rock face. There are actually two climbing routes, one considerably steeper than the other, but both concluding with the Nepal Bridge, a crossing of the abyss that is bound to raise your pulse! Whatever your via ferrata choice, you will be in the safe hands of very experienced guides, and the summit rewards you with a spectacular view as well as a priceless feeling of mastery!

An easier ascent is the Vega Stairs, 2000 wooden steps that also lead to the top of Ravnfloget. Trust us, this is good exercise, and the panorama of the surrounding seas as well as the seemingly countless islands and islets of the Vega World Heritage Area is magnificent! This view from the summit is especially memorable at sunset.

Rent a kayak

The Vega archipelago consists of 6500 islands, islets and skerries. The sheltered waters here are perfect for exploring by kayak. Base Camp Vega rents out single and double kayaks, on a full-day or half-day basis.

Contact

Phone: +47 46832540
info@basecampvega.no
Hjemmeside: www.basecampvega.no/
Facebook: basecampvega/
Instagram: @basecamp.vega

Base Camp Vega is open for guests throughout the summer, and can accommodate small and large groups the rest of the year.

During the summer, Ravnen pub and restaurant offers a breakfast buffet 8–10am, a café menu throughout the day, and serves dinner 4–9pm. The pub is open until 11pm.

Base Camp Vega is situated at Sundsvoll, on the west shore of Vega. That’s roughly a 20-minute drive from the Ingerøya ferry quay or a half-hour bike ride from the express boat quay at Rørøy.

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You can reach the island of Vega by taking the ferry from Horn or Tjøtta or the express boat from Brønnøysund.

During the summer, Ravnen pub and restaurant offers a breakfast buffet 8–10am, a café menu throughout the day, and serves dinner 4–9pm. The pub is open until 11pm.

Each e-house is equipped with a double bed, has linen and towels, and provides electrical outlets and heating. While there is no bathroom in the cabin, toilets and showers can be found in the nearby sanitary facility.

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

Please:

  • 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.

The Helgeland coast

National Geographic Magazine declared the Coastal Highway Fv17 (Kystriksveien) to be one of the world’s most magnificent scenic drives. This road is an official Norwegian Scenic Route Helgeland. UNESCO has recognised the unique coastal culture and given it World Heritage status. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has named Helgeland as Norway’s most beautiful coastal gem.

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