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helgeland coast

BRØNNØYSUND - VEGA - HERØY - DØNNA - SANDNESSJØEN

How to get there:

The Coastal Road runs through the municipalitys. Coastal Express (Hurtigruten) to Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen. Ferry to Vega, Herøy and Dønna.




Nature:

The coast of Helgeland offers spectacular nature with towering mountain peaks, spectacular ocean vistas and sheltered coves. Thousands of islands, large and small, flat and round, long and narrow. By pedal power, you can travel all along the varied coast, around fjord inlets, across bridges and along the foot of majestic mountains. It will not be the hills that will take your breath away on this trip, but the sights and impressions!

Culture:

Every day you will have a spectacular view of famous mountain landmarks: The mountain The Seven Sisters (De Syv Søstre), a visit to the Peter Dass Museum is highly recommended. He was born in Herøy in 1647 and lived there for the first six years of his life. Bicycle tour on the islands Herøy and Dønna.

Take this opportunity to walk up to the top of Dønnamannen with an excellent view of the Helgeland coast. Dønnamannen is well-known mountain is a popular attraction for those seeking something of a challenge in the mountains and Torghatten. Torghatten is the mountain best known for its characteristic hole right through it. The hole in Torghatten is 160 metres long, 35 metres high and 15-20 metres wide.

Visit the island of Lovund, which is famous for its large colony of Puffins. Vega is an archipelago comprising 6,000 islands, holms, and skerries. These unique islands was voted in 2004 to be on UNESCO´s World Heritage List. The landscape along the coast of Helgeland is level and easy to bicycle with relatively little traffic on the roads. Select a wide range of bicycling trail options on island. Bicycle through varied cultural landscape with active farming.

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Nordland county
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Recommended type of bike:

This route rises about 500 metres overall, so we recommend a bike with good tyres and at least five gears. The route is on tarmac, allowing for detours and alternative routes along gravel roads.

Overnight accommodation:

The towns have many places to eat and stay.

Tourist Information Offices in

Brønnøysund

Sandnessjøen

Vega

Herøy

Dønna