Åkvikfjellet is a beautiful and easily accessible mountain for hiking, located on the border between Dønna and Herøy.

Hiking information

Difficulty: Moderate. Mostly easy and pleasant terrain with some steep sections.
One-way distance: Approximately 2.4 kilometers
Elevation gain: Around 280 meters
One-way hiking time: 1-2 hours
Wheelchair and stroller accessibility: No
Starting point: The hike starts at the parking lot near Åkviksundbrua bridge between Dønna and Herøy. From there, follow a gravel road for 500 meters to the base of the mountain.
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Åkvikfjellet is a low and easily accessible mountain on the border between Dønna and Herøy, offering a beautiful view over Herøy to the southwest, Træna and Lovund to the north, the neighboring mountain Dønnamannen to the east, and the legendary peaks of De Syv Søstre to the south.

The first part of the hike follows a gravel road, leading you to the base of the mountain. From there, you’ll encounter a steep section before reaching the long, gentler ridge that you will follow for the remainder of the hike to the summit. Much of the trail traverses exposed rock, so it can be challenging to follow the path in some places. However, as long as you keep to the northern side of the mountain, heading towards the summit, you will find your way.

Thank you for helping us take care of the nature and local communities in Helgeland. Thank you for:

  • Practicing Leave No Trace principles and bringing back any waste and toilet paper to the nearest trash bin.
  • Planning restroom visits to ensure they are done without causing inconvenience to others.
  • Respecting the local wildlife, keeping your dog on a leash, maintaining a safe distance from both wild and domesticated animals and birds.
  • Respecting private property and keeping a distance from private houses and cabins.
  • Exercising responsible boating practices, keeping a safe distance from the shore, maintaining low speeds near others on the water, including animals and birds, and avoiding unnecessary driving that creates disruptive motor noise.
  • Respecting the prohibition of entry and landing in seabird reserves during the breeding season.
  • Following mountain safety guidelines and planning hikes according to your abilities and experience.
  • Hiring an experienced guide for trips where you lack the knowledge or experience required for a safe journey.

Find accommodation and food nearby

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.

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.

Augustbryggo – Accommodation and dining in Herøy

Thousands of islands, smooth white rockfaces that slope into the sea – the magnificent scenery leaves a lasting impression on travellers who visit the island of Seløy, an island in Herøy municipality. The holiday facility of Augustbryggo welcomes you warmly, whether you arrive by boat, kayak, car or bike. Here you will find good lodgings and dining.

Heidis Sjokoladedrøm – Divine handmade chocolate

Heidi always dreamed of becoming a chocolatier – and when you come to Dønna, you can taste the delectable results! Her handmade chocolate is imbued with the raw natural power of Helgeland and the exciting story of her dream come true. Heidi’s shop, situated right on the queue, may be one of the smallest chocolate shops in the world.

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