“Island hopping” on the Helgeland coast is an adventure that we think all travellers should treat themselves to at least once in their life. And you can do this by kayak, local express boats, or on two wheels. You’re able to bring your bicycle on the express boat, and there are many places where you can rent a kayak.

You can fly to Bodø, Mo i Rana, Sandnessjøen or Brønnøysund, and from there start your “island hopping” adventure by boarding the express boat. If you have a bike or kayak, you can bring it with you – and either is a great and more flexible alternative to driving a car, especially during the summer. Think of it as “Interrail by sea”, and take full advantage of the special Summer Route.

Choose “your” island

Next, all you have to do is choose one of the many beautiful islands along the Helgeland coast. Maybe one of the larger islands such as Vega or Dønna, where you can cycle for many hours, hike the mountains and go kayaking amongst the islets and skerries? Perhaps you would prefer a smaller, weather-beaten island such as the fascinating Myken and Træna? Or choose tranquil days and great dining on Lovund or Støtt, Rødøya or Bolga?

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Experience all of Helgeland with Helgeland Travel Service

Helgeland Travel Service (HTS) will gladly take you on a tour to Helgeland’s many attractions. Whether we explore the coast or inland tracts, on a clear summer day or a day with mist and rain, all of our excursions will show you the magnificent landscape of Helgeland.

Klokkergården – Stay in nostalgic surroundings on the island of Rødøy

At the foot of the majestic mountain called Rødøyløva, is the stately Klokkergården, a sexton’s residence that dates back to 1904. Here you can enjoy warm hospitality in surroundings that recall a bygone era.

Base Camp Vega – kayaking, climbing and accommodation

At Base Camp Vega you can stay in mini-cabins whose unique design is inspired by the little huts the islanders build for the thousands of eider ducks that nest in the Vega archipelago every year. We also offer good spots where you can pitch your tent. Base Camp Vega is situated right by the Vega Stairs and the Ravnfloget Via Ferrata, and the sheltered waters nearby are perfect for kayaking.

Brønnøysund Overnatting – Accommodation in the heart of town

Did you know there is cosy accommodation available within walking distance of the airport as well as the heart of Brønnøysund? It’s ideally situated with its proximity to good outdoor recreation areas, as well as the many excellent cafés and restaurants in this coastal town.

Velfjordferie – A holiday stay for guests who love fishing!

Velfjordferie is beautifully situated by the fjord, with great fishing spots and hiking trails nearby! The area lies just south of the Arctic Circle, which means you have daylight virtually round-the-clock, from mid-May to the end of July. Fishing is especially popular at “night”, when the wind dies down and the sea often is calm as a mirror.

Merete Mattson, goldsmith

At her gallery, Merete Mattson, offers beautiful handmade jewellery inspired by the natural landscape of Northern Norway. Her gallery workshop is situated by the fjord in village of Hemnesberget.

Seil Norge – Sailing adventures on the Helgeland coast

We invite you on a sailing adventure along Norway’s most spectacular coast. Sail from island to island with veteran sailors – experience adventures, see and learn. Come with us as we ride the wind, exploring fjords and islands, we’ll hike mountain summits and more! We offer you “A change of perspective.”

3 Kalver – Hearty dining at a farm restaurant

The farm restaurant called 3 Kalver (Three Calves), situated on the island of Dønna, offers satisfying dining in distinctive surroundings. The menu proudly features dishes based on quality local ingredients.

Offersøy Camping – Accommodation with boat and bike rental

With Offersøy Camping as your holiday base, you can easily explore the islands of your choice along the Helgeland coast. You can island hop by kayak, or by bringing your bicycle on the express boat or ferry so you can explore various islands on two wheels. Either way, it’s a delightful way to immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural heritage and feel close to the magnificent landscape and natural elements.

Vevelstad Bygdetun – A folk museum

Vevelstad Bygdetun is a beautiful folk museum situated by the handsome Vevelstad church. There are exhibitions on 19th-century textiles and porcelain, an old well-equipped carpentry workshop, and several elegant traditional Nordland boats with a fascinating history.

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