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hestmannen, horseman
hestmannen, horseman


Hestmona or Hestmannøy is an island on the border of the municipalities of Rødøy and Lurøy. The island of Nesøya lies to the west, Lurøya lies to the south, and the mainland at Tonnes lies to the east.

The northern and eastern parts of the 13.6-square-kilometre island are flat and marshy. The Arctic Circle crosses the northern part of the island. There are ferry connections to the surrounding islands and to the mainland at Jektvika. The 571-metre tall mountain Hestmonkallen is located in the southwest.

The unique mountain formation known as the Horseman is a famous landmark. A little bit north of Mount Hestmannen is Selsøysvik old trading post where they have recreated activities from the 1770´s. Founded in the 1770´s Selsøyvik is still a thriving community with a grocery store, fish farms, shipping agency and tanker facilities.
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Another restored trading post Falch old trading post can be found in Tjogsfjorden which has a unique antique collection from the 1930´s.

Both Mount Rødøyløva and Mount Hestmannen (the Horseman) lies near the shipping lanes and has always been an identification mark for sailers. Both the World´s most beautiful Tourist Road (Kystriksveien) the Coastal Route and the World´s Most Beautiful Voyage (Hurtigruten) the Coastal Express passes through rich natural scenery and fascinating small communities.


The island of Lovund has a rich bird life and a prominent fish-farming industry. Hundreds of thousands of puffins arrive here during summer. Lovund has very good facilities for tourists. Learn about the island´s history at the heritage centre.


Thesea attracts boating enthusiasts, while anglers can choose between ocean and fresh-water fishing. Many of the hotels and camping sites offer boat rentals and tours for fishing or sightseeing. You also can rent speed boats, join sail-boat trips and at not at least experience "peace of mind".