If you are planning a cycling holiday in Norway, you really must include the magnificent Helgeland coast in your itinerary. Here, “island hopping” on two wheels is an unforgettable adventure and something we think everyone should consider treating themselves to at least once in their life. Let us share some of the many cycling routes that are ideal also for a family holiday, with suggested accommodation and other good tips for your journey
There is a wonderful paradox: you travel more slowly by bicycle, but in a way you experience far more. Travelling at your own chosen pace, you can really experience the scents and hear the sounds of coastal Helgeland, and meet the proud people for whom this is home. In a sense, you get to see behind the façade, and to know this beautiful region from the inside.
Plan your trip so that everyone can keep up. Whether you are on a romantic adventure with your partner or your whole family is along for the voyage, there is no reason to be in a hurry.
From island to island along the Helgeland coast
You can cycle the full scenic length of the Helgeland coast, or explore a single island or several. Perhaps you prefer to head straight for the major attractions, such as Torghatten (the mountain with a hole through it), the Seven Sisters range, or the distinct mountain called Rødøyløva. Or let the road take you where it will, inspiring you to take detours on a whim. When you explore Helgeland on two wheels, there is no such thing as a wrong turn.
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Restaurant Soprano – Wining and dining in Sandnessjøen
Restaurant Soprano offers a taste of Italy in rustic surroundings. During the summer, you can dine at an outdoor table, surrounded by trees, cobblestones and people strolling along the pleasant pedestrian street on which the cosy restaurant is situated.
Summer temptations – To Elise from Marius
This summer, when dining at one of the best restaurants in Northern Norway, you can enjoy your meal at an outdoor table.
In 1885, Ellen Haugan acquired a reputation for good food and excellent service. Today the family-run hotel that carries her name is renowned for a menu that combines the very best ingredients of Northern Norway with culinary impulses from throughout the world.
The Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug
At Alstahaug you will find a museum and a church that highlight centuries of the cultural and architectural history of Northern Norway. Moreover, the area is rich in cultural monuments and is a popular hiking area for both locals and tourists. The Petter Dass Museum and Alstahaug were chosen as Nordland County’s venues to celebrate the dawning of a new millennium.
To Elise from Marius – From farm to table
In the village of Utskarpen, between Mo i Rana and Nesna, Elise and Marius established a culinary attraction that is drawing a steady stream of foodies. They offer a dining experience where every dish is made from ingredients fresh from the farm and pasture. They also offer accommodation – charming rooms in a countryside setting.