Selsøyvik Trading Post is one of Helgeland’s oldest and most esteemed accommodation options. The island of Selsøyvik is beautifully situated along the shipping lane, surrounded by Rødøyløva, Hestmannen, and Svartisen. Here you will find accommodation, a large and beautiful guest harbor, a general store, and a café.

Since 1777, Selsøyvik has been a trading post and inn, and its long history imbues the place with a rich and pleasant atmosphere to this day. At the same time, the place has the feeling of timelessness that is characteristic of these small island communities, and you can feel it as you wander among the historic buildings. Whether you’re staying in the magnificent “Rødstua,” in your own boat at the guest pier, or just visiting for the day at the café and trading post, you’ll notice that this is a place where time is your own.


At Selsøyvik, you can stay in the “Rødstua” or in an apartment in the magnificent main house.


The “Rødstua” is a charming, authentic old Nordland house built adjacent to the trading post. Here, you have three bedrooms with a total of five beds, a private kitchen, a bathroom, and a spacious living room. It is very suitable for groups of friends or larger families.


The apartment is located on the second floor of the main house and features three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. From the windows here, you have a beautiful view of the harbor and the open coastal landscape to the northwest. On fine summer evenings, it’s fantastic to sit by the windows with a good glass of wine while the sun slowly sets on the horizon.

Guest harbor

With a large and well-equipped guest harbor, Selsøyvik is an excellent stopover for those traveling along the Helgeland coast by boat. Here, you’ll find a spacious and well-equipped guest harbor with room for between 15 and 20 boats, along with access to water and electricity. The guest harbor features a nice service building with toilets, showers, a washing machine, and a dryer. It’s great to stop here for a few days, and you can use Selsøyvik as a base for day trips to the other islands in the area.

The service building is universally designed.

Country store and Café

Selsøyvik’s old country store is an experience in itself. Here, you’ll find a simple but comprehensive selection of the most essential groceries you need for everyday life and special occasions, as well as fishing gear, games, and reading material.

In the cozy café, you can enjoy a good lunch, coffee and cakes, or simply something refreshing in your glass. The old timber walls give the place a warm and cozy atmosphere, but on sunny days, there’s nothing like sitting outside in the beautiful courtyard. Then, you can just lean back, watch the sea and boat life while the waves and bees hum

Activities in the area

The trading post has its own excellent disc golf course with 12 baskets. You can both rent and buy discs at the country store.

Selsøyvik is also a great starting point for kayaking trips. It’s nice to paddle around the smaller islets and straits between Selsøyvik and Rangsundøya, or out towards Sundøya which is a bit further out.

The local ferry can take you to several other islands in the area, such as Rødøy to visit Rødøyløva, or to Gjerdøy to visit Lyngvågen Café and Gjerdøyhamn.

Selsøyvik is connected by road to the neighboring island Rangsundøya, which has several nice and easy-to-walk mountains. Breiviktinden is one of the closest. It’s just under 230 meters high, but in the low landscape, you get a great view of the surrounding islands.

Selsøyvik is open during the summer season

Selsøyvik Trading post is situated on the island Selsøyvik in Rødøy Municipality, north on the Helgeland Coast.

You can travel there by ferry, express boat or your own boat.

There are ferries going from Kilboghamn, Rødøy, Gjerøy, Storseløy (Hestmona), or Nordnesøy.

There are express boats leaving from Tonnes and Myken.

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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.


In addition to white beaches, majestic mountains, and a spectacular archipelago, other attractions that may be worth a visit include renowned restaurants, one of Nordland’s largest churches, and Norway’s only teddy bear museum.

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