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Sømna in Norway Sømna municipality coat of arms


193,7 km2

Sømna Local Directory

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Sømna muncipality has approximately 2.100 inhabitants and covers a area of 193,7 km2. The principal industries are agriculture, fishing, industry and services. Norway´s geographical centre is 7.3 km south of Torghatten in Sømna. The Coastal Road runs through the municipality and Vennesund is the gateway to the Helgeland coast from the south.

Here you will find Sømna´s contribution to "The Northbound Trail" project, comprising an exhibition on the coastal culture, a sculpture Olavskilden (healing natural spring), a restored house with a cafeteria on the wharf collection of local boats and a stone pile from the Bronze Age. Boats are also for rent for fishing and sightseeing or you can enjoy a meal in the cafeteria on the wharf. Sømna offers prepared trails to beatiful nature experiences.


In the township centre of Vik we find the Sømna Farm Museum which presents the activities of the farming fisherman. Close to the Farm Museum you can also buy local arts and handcraft. Vik has an inn and guesthouse with lodgings.


Berg is another town with a petrolstation / car repair facilities and a bank. If you are looking for good trout fishing there are several possibilities nearby. If you are physically handicapped there are prepared trails at Lake Holandsvatn, Øyan a canoe dock at Sundshopen and a floating dock at Berg.


Vennesund is known as an old trade centre. At the ferries of Vennesund, (trunk road connection, Holm-Vennesund, RV 17,) you will find “Vennesund Brygge og Camping”, (wharf and camping-area.) If you arrive from the south, you have reached the beginning of Helgeland you can see Torghatten towards north.

In a short walking distance from the camping area, you will find the spring water, "Olavskilden", and a heap of stones from the Bronze Age. "Hai-ku-badekar", from the sculpture landscape "Nordland", lies in the sea entrance to Vennesund. Mountain ground, all marked for excursions lies near by. Vennesund Wharf and camping area, is situated in a distance of 50 km south of Brønnøysund.


The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


On the outside lies islets and rocks as a protection against the big ocean, and makes it possible to go fishing, even on days with less good weather. The area is known for its good possibilities for fishing in the sea.