Fjellkjeden De Syv Søstre ved solnedgang. I forgrunnen er det åkerland med trær, høyballer og et gammelt uthus. Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

On this relaxed bike ride from Sandnessjøen to Søvik, you will enjoy views of this famous mountain range The Seven Sisters (De syv søstre) and the beautiful surrounding scenery.

Description of your hike

This cycling route follows lightly-trafficked roads from Sandnessjøen town centre to the parking lot by the trailhead for Kvasstinden, one of the peaks of The Seven Sisters. This is an easy bike ride through relatively flat farmland, and which passes quite close to the famous mountain range, The Seven Sisters. You really get a feeling of the majesty of these mountains.

You pass numerous trailheads for the various peaks. If you want, you can stop and do a summit hike or ascend part ways up one of the mountains. Just pay attention to the time, as these mountains are quite high.

Return trip

From the bus stop at the junction of county roads Fv138 and Fv17, you can take a bus back to Sandnessjøen – provided it has room for your bike. You can, of course, cycle back the same way you came. Your third option is to take the cycling path up to route Fv139 and follow that back to town. This alternative does require cycling a short stretch on the often-busy road Fv17, but if you turn left towards Novik your final stretch back to the town centre will be on a more lightly-trafficked road. For a more detailed description of these options, click the various return options above.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!

Please:

  • 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.

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