Helgeland should be experienced as a seaborne adventure! Take a boat trip, sign up for a RIB sea-rafting adventure, or join an experienced skipper on a sailboat. When wind fills your sails and sends your boat racing across the waves – there is no feeling like it. Hear how the hull ploughs the waves as you admire the shifting view of the myriad of island and islets along the Helgeland coast.
Since time immemorial, the sea has been our most important thoroughfare, our workplace, our pantry and our livelihood. And only when you yourself are sailing the sea can you ever get a taste of that. Numerous places along the coast offer RIB sea-rafting safaris. At other places you can sign up for a trip on a sailboat, and explore the islands where fishermen-farmers have defied storms and eked out a living. For a real taste of the fisherman’s life, you can go on a deep-sea fishing trip on board a traditional wooden fishing smack. These are still used by Helgeland fishermen who bring in impressive catches from these fish-rich waters.
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Rafting in Auster-Vefsna on Helgeland
The Austervefsna is the perfect river for rafting. The rapids are big and forgiving, and are sure to put a smile on your face! It runs through a pristine river canyon flanked by large trees, immersing us in unspoilt nature and tranquility.
Lovund Skyss – Guided boat trips along the Helgeland coast
Lovund Skyss offers excursions to hidden gems as well as popular destinations along the Helgeland coast. Join them for memorable journeys amongst the myriad of islands, islets and skerries along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Kvarøy Sjøhus – A holiday stay in rorbu cabin
When you choose a holiday stay in a modern rorbu cabin at Kvarøy Sjøhus, you have the most beautiful destination on the Helgeland coast within easy reach. A boat or kayak opens up wonderful opportunities for adventure.
The Træna archipelago is surrounded by the open sea. Træna Rorbuferie is situated on Husøya, the most populated of these islands. Here, amidst magnificent scenic surroundings, you have a golden opportunity to experience the thriving coastal culture of a vibrant island community.
Halibudskole Vandve – A holiday home with boat rental and a nearby glasblowers workshop
Halibutskole Vandve offers a holiday stay where you’ll have some really great fishing opportunities. Guests who appreciate the arts and creative crafts will be pleased to know that a glassblower has a workshop nearby.
Vitensenter Nordland – A science center for the whole family
At Mo i Rana’s science centre, Vitensenter Nordland, you can experiment, explore, and learn about the natural world, technology and mathematics. The interactive exhibition encourages you to touch and be active, not just to see. And the centre offers activities for the whole family.
Consider a stay at Beverly’s Hill, situated right on the sea in beautiful surroundings!Here you can really feel the energy of the natural elements, and enjoy the summer sun all evening. You can go fishing, take a boat trip, hike the mountains, go bicycling or kayaking, and relax with sweet dreams in your cosy rooms.
Nordvika Old Trading Post, on Dønna
The old trading post at Nordvika is one of the oldest and most intact in all of Nordland County. The museum is beautifully situated between towering mountains on the island of Dønna, just a ferry ride from its nearest town, Sandnessjøen.
"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.