At Helgeland Kolonial, you can enjoy high-quality food made from good and pure ingredients, all within an urban and outstanding atmosphere in the heart of Sandnessjøen.

Here you will find organic products and homemade delicacies, fresh bread, and an exciting lunch and dinner menu based on pure ingredients from both the sea and the land. And of course, something good to drink alongside.

The cozy eatery also has a separate snack menu that is perfect for sharing on the outdoor terrace on a warm summer evening. And on weekends, you can visit Bar Kolonial on the second floor to enjoy a drink, share small dishes from the snack menu, or play games in a lively atmosphere throughout the summer night.

Discover Helgeland on the shelves

With a love for food and a focus on organic and pure ingredients, the shelves in the grocery section are filled with delicacies from selected suppliers and a range of local producers. Each visit becomes a journey of discovery where you can also find inspiration for your next destination in Helgeland.

Helgeland Kolonial is open all year round with extended opening hours during the summer.

Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and food service available from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Helgeland Kolonial is centrally located in the pedestrian street of Sandnessjøen, within easy walking distance from the express boat and ferry docks. If you are arriving by car, there is parking available at both ends of the pedestrian street.

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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.

Welcome to Sandnessjøen

The town of Sandnessjøen is situated roughly at the geographic centre of the magnificent Helgeland coast. It sits midway between mighty mountains and beautiful islands. Here you are near the Seven Sisters mountain range, the kayaking paradise of Herøy, the recreated Viking chieftain seat Sandnes, the museum that celebrates the 17th-century poet-priest Petter Dass, and the island of Dønna which is wonderful to explore on two wheels.

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