Halibutskole Vandve offers a holiday stay where you’ll have some really great fishing opportunities. Guests who appreciate the arts and creative crafts will be pleased to know that a glassblower has a workshop nearby.

Adventures and activities

Vandve is a relatively flat island in Dønna municipality – in fact, its highest point rises only 27 metres above sea level. The seas along the scenic Helgeland coast are renowned for offering some of the best fishing in all of Norway. The waters around the island of Vandve are known to offer especially good catches of halibut, turbot and plaice, but also many other fish species.

The Halibut holiday compound offers boat rental. Its two 17-foot boats have 50-horsepower engines and come fully equipped with echo sounders, chart plotters and digital charts, as well as rescue equipment. The property also has a hut for cleaning fish, freezers, and a drying room.

However, Vandve offers far more than fishing. The island is an ideal base for kayaking on the surrounding waters, and easy hiking excursions. Vandve has a rich birdlife, and you may see wildlife such as deer, moose and otter, as well as whales that favour the nearby waters.

The glassblower’s art

Mann står å holder glass over en flamme mens barn sitter å ser på Halibutskole Vandve

Expert glassblower Olaf Hoena gladly receives visitors into his workshop. Here you can see the artist at work, as well as purchase figurines and glass objects. Olaf’s glass art is often featured at exhibitions throughout the region.


Stort rom med et par enkeltsenger, og spisebord nede med vindusutsikt og høy tretrapp opp til hems med sengeplasser Halibutskole Vandve

Halibut Vandve is a holiday home that previously housed the island’s old school. You can stay in bright rooms that sleep two to four people. Other rooms are well suited to one or two people. There are two shared bathrooms, each equipped with three showers.

The shared kitchen and dining room is fully equipped and has a large dining table that everyone can share. The house also has a gym with various equipment for free use.

Vandve is a place with character, perfect for a weeklong holiday stay.


Vandveveien 23, 8830 vandve

Check route with Entur

Once you have arrived at Vandve ferry quay, you can walk the remaining 500 meters across the road straight up to the old school on Vandve.

To get to Vandve you have to take the ferry from the center of Dønna, Solfjellsjøen ferry quay.

To get to Solfjellsjøen ferry quay, you must first get to Sandnessjøen center, take the ferry over to Dønna, to Bjørn ferry quay and drive the remaining 1.5 miles until you turn left in the center of Solfjellsjøen. Turn left when you have passed the grocery store, and follow the gravel road down, past the warehouse until you see the ferry quay in front of you.


The summer weather on the Helgeland coast can vary a lot, with temperatures typically ranging from 15 to 30˚C – and summer showers are not unknown. We recommend that you bring swimwear as well as an all-weather jacket, and both hiking boots and sandals. In other words, be ready for every kind of weather.


In winter, temperatures vary from –15 to 5˚C. If you intend to enjoy outdoor adventures, we recommend packing woollen underwear and windproof outerwear. By layering the garments you wear, you can quickly adjust to any change in the weather. We also recommend thick gloves or mittens, a good scarf and a warm hat, especially if you expect to be spending a lot of time outside, for instance if you are trying to catch the Northern Lights.

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.
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.

Discover the Helgeland Coast

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