“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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Bolga Brygge – Sleep to the soothing sound of waves
Bolga Brygge offers comfortable accommodation and good dining. Guest can enjoy fishing, kayaking the sheltered waters nearby, and hiking up a mountain that offers an amazing panorama of a large section of Helgeland.
RIB sea rafting trips with Meløy Adventure
You are invited to join Meløy Adventure on a RIB sea-rafting adventure to the island of Rødøya and Rødøyløva (443 m). Other great options include a sea-rafting safari to explore the scenic Nordfjord, the spectacular island of Træna, or a visit to the remote island of Myken with a tour of its whisky distillery. These excursions start from Ørnes in Meløy municipality – but for your convenience you can request to be picked up elsewhere en route.
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.
KRED Pub & Café in Brønnøysund
This is the most popular venue for local musicians as well as established artists. The pub has a big-city feel to it, and when you’re hungry, the chef offers tasty dishes. KRED is also popular as a stand-up stage, the place to watch the football game, and for its Quiz Evenings.
The kayakers paradise at Støtt
From Støtt, you can paddle in the beautiful and sheltered archipelago of Støttvær or indulge in the thrill of surfing waves and breakers along the open coast. Join a course, embark on a guided tour, or rent a kayak of your own.
Topcamp Havblikk – Good food and lodging at Nesna
When you stay at Topcamp Havblikk at Nesna, you have access to varied activities that you can enjoy with family or friends. This campsite is well-suited to people travelling with caravans, campers or tents. If you prefer, you can choose a cabin or room.
Dønnesfjellstua – Dining on a mountain top overlooking the Helgeland coast!
You are invited to enjoy an incredible 360-degree panorama, while dining on dishes made with locally-produced ingredients. Dønnesfjellet is only 128 metres high, but the view is magnificent.
Hunting the Northern Lights at Støtt
Do you yearn for a truly magical winter adventure, and a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Between September and May, Støtt invites you to see the amazing celestial display of the Northern Lights! In addition, you will surely appreciate the subtle winter colours of our beautiful island realm.
Corner Hotel – Hotel in the center of Brønnøysund, a coastal town in the middle of Norway! Corner Hotel offers affordable accommodation in close proximity to Norway’s perhaps most beautiful coastal stretch. Vega world herritage area is only a 25 minute boat ride away. The motel is perfect for those who want adventure and activity when visiting Helgeland.
A RIB sea-rafting trip around Torghatten
Sea Adventure Helgeland offers to take you on an unforgettable RIB voyage around Torghatten, the legendary mountain with a hole through it. We will explore part of Helgeland’s magnificent coastal archipelago. The voyage is also an opportunity to see the birdlife and the coastal culture of Brønnøy up close.