At Glein on Dønna, you can see Northern Europe’s largest marble phallus and take a tour of the Fertility Exhibition, a collection of fertility symbols from around the world dating back 25,000 to 30,000 years.

At Glein on Dønna, you can visit Northern Europe’s largest Marble Phallus and a rich fertility exhibition nearby. The marble phallus dates back to the Migration Period around 1600 years ago. It may appear roughly carved by today’s standards, but back then, it was a painstaking work that attests to the importance of fertility for the people who lived here at that time.

Indeed, fertility has preoccupied humans at all times and in all places, and the exhibition at Glein gives you a glimpse into the richness of expressions related to fertility. The Fertility Exhibition showcases 26 objects related to fertility, with the oldest dating back 25,000 to 30,000 years. These objects are museum replicas of findings from various cultures and periods.

Burial Mounds

The mound on which Fallosen stands, Val’hågjen, is one of the largest burial mounds in Northern Norway. And a short walk away lies a large burial field from the early Iron Age (around 300 – 600 AD). Here, you can see a wide variety of grave designs including cairns, larger round mounds, stone cists, and boat graves.

You are free to walk among and around the burial mounds and Fallosen, but they are protected cultural heritage sites that we must take good care of for the future. For example, it is not allowed to touch, sit on, or move the stones and other parts of the cultural heritage sites. Thank you for helping us preserve this for future generations.


Phone: +47 916 31 805
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The Fertility Exhibition is open three days a week from June 22nd to July 31st, 2024.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 to 16:00.

Visits to the exhibition outside of these hours are possible by appointment.
Please contact Petter Pettersen at phone number +47 91 63 18 05 or Wenche Sørvik at phone number +47 99 15 80 58.

The Fertility Exhibition and Fallosen are located at Glein, on the eastern part of Dønna island, approximately 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bike from the village of Solfjellsjøen.

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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.


Dønna is the largest island in Helgeland. Here you will find lofty peaks, fjords teeming with fish, food straight from the cultural landscape, and a rich cultural history.

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