Hårek, who was born and raised on Myken, takes you on a walk around the small island. Here, you get a unique opportunity to look back at Myken’s history and learn about life in this small island community, far out at sea.

When did people find their way to Myken? Why did they come? What did they live off? Why the name Myken? Learn about the island’s population development, harbor conditions, fishing, agriculture, trade, water supply, mail and telephone services, schooling, electricity, community house, the tragic sea accidents – and Myken today.

On this guided tour with Hårek, who grew up on Myken, you get a unique opportunity to learn more about these topics. The tour takes around 1.5 to 2 hours and follows the only road on the island. You will pass all the houses and gardens, piers, and shops along the way, each carrying their own memories and stories.


Phone: +47 95135652
Get directions: Open Google Maps

This guided hike is available every day at 17:00 (5 PM), or by appointment during the summer.

175 NOK per person

The tour follows the road on Myken, and the meeting point is arranged upon booking.

Read more about Myken and how to get to Myken

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 Myken

When you step off the boat at Myken, you feel your pulse calming down. Further out to sea, it’s hardly possible to reach Helgeland. But 32 kilometers from the mainland, north of the Arctic Circle, there is a small community on a tiny island, where a handful of enthusiasts keep the lights on in the houses and the doors open.

Read more about Myken here

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