The beautiful renovation of Seløy’s old school has been described in an article in “The Norwegian Review of Architecture”. Today, travellers can find accommodation here, drink quality coffee, eat pizza, browse books and buy artworks in the shop – and enjoy the panoramic view of The Seven Sisters mountains

The school renovation was important for the local community. Today Skolo serves as a cultural centre, pizzeria, coffee bar, bookstore and gallery for local artists. Skolo also offers accommodation, and as a guest you are making an important contribution to the community.

Skolo is friendly and has a very special ambience. It is family-run and open year round. The architectural firm Agraff architects designed new solutions while preserving the best of the old school. The school desks have been cleared away and replaced with 30 comfortable beds.

Skolo offers overnight guests rooms and also has three well-equipped apartments. Each interior shows careful attention to detail – modern new details as well as the old details that have been carefully preserved. The bathrooms are brand new. Skolo’s apartments are situated on the top two floors. On the ground floor, the gymnasium has been transformed into a café, pizzeria and shop. The school’s woodworking shop is now a modern kitchen that is used to make, amongst other thing, Skolo’s popular Italian pizza.

The surrounding school grounds are spacious and include a new pavilion, from which you can savour the magnificent view of Dønnamannen and The Seven Sisters mountain range.

Skolo is situated in the middle of Seløy, a small island that encapsulates much of what Helgeland has to offer. You can spend many days here and find new things to do when you awaken each morning, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the scenic island. Seløy is excellently situated for going on a trip by boat or kayak amongst the nearby islands and islets. You also have excellent cycling and hiking opportunities; bridges connect Seløy to Herøy and Dønna.

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Skolo is open all year, but with extended opening hours in July.

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Seløy is part of the island group Herøy, and is close to the large island Dønna. The islands has two ferry connections to the main land: Herøy–Søvik and Bjørn–Sandnessjøen. It is especially easy to get to and from Sandnessjøen, a town that has its own airport. If you are travelling by train to Mosjøen, there are frequent scheduled buses to Sandnessjøen.

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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.

Herøy Islands

With its thousands of islands, islets, and skerries, the island municipality of Herøy is perfect for those who want an active seaside vacation.

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