Island Hopping along the coast of Helgeland
Island Hopping along the coast of Helgeland– Norway –7 days / 6 nights, Brønnøysund - Vega - Sandnessjøen - Dønna - Herøy - Lovund - Træna - BodøBiking the coast of Helgeland in North Norway offers spectacular nature with towering mountain peaks, impressive ocean vistas and sheltered bays. There are thousands of islands and famous mountain landmarks. From Brønnøysund visit the island of Lovund, famous for its large of Puffin colony, and Vega, the myriad of islands and skerries. The landscape along the coast of Helgeland is even and easy to cycle, with relatively little traffic on the roads.
|Operation||June 21 - August 2, 2015|
June 21, 28
July 12, 19, 26
|Price||$1,155 per person in double room
$1,495 single room
|Included||4 nights accommodations with breakfast
2 nights with breakfast (Brønnøysund)
6 self-made packed lunch
4 x 3-course dinner (no dinner in Brønnøysund day 1 and 2)
Map and tour description
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Hurtigruten, Expressboats and Ferries
Meals other than listed above
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||This is a self-guided cycling tour. Each guest will receive full details on the route, but there is no guide included.
The bike trip starts in Brønnøysund and ends up in Sandnessjøen or it is possible to continue by boat to Bodø.
This tour starts Sundays in Brønnøysund. The Hurtigruta arrives from Trondheim in Brønnøysund 00.40.
Bikerental 7 days, picking up Sunday, delivering Saturday.
|Tour Options||Bike rental 7 days, picking up Sunday, delivering Saturday
Retour for the bike from Sandnessjøen to Brønnøysund: NOK 350,- extra (you pay when you pick up the bike)
Surcharge for Expressboats and Ferries during the tour appr. NOK 500,- per person (has to be paid direct on the ferries, not incl. in the price)
Helgeland Biking map
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Day 1 ARRIVAL BRONNØYSUND Hurtigruten arrival in Brønnøysund 00.40 from Trondheim (not included). Accommodation at hotel.
Day 2 BRONNØYSUND - YLVINGEN - VEGA (B, L) Today you have the choice between short or long bike rides of the islands Ylvingen and Vega. You go by ferry inbetween the islands or island hopping by ferry to the islands Ylvingen and Vega. Ylvingen have only a few km with roads, but there are greater opportunities in Vega, where it's nice to take a bike tour. Expressboat back to Brønnøysund in the afternoon. Accommodation in Brønnøysund.
Day 3 BRONNØYSUND - SANDNESSJØEN (70 km) (B, L, D) This day is long, but easy and nice to ride on paved roads. Almost all day we can see the mountain range "The Seven Sisters". The trip is divided by 2 ferries and it is possible to join a bus part of the route. It is also possible to send luggage with the bus and have taken it back to Sandnessjøen. Accommodation in Sandnessjøen.
Day 4 DØNNA ISLAND (47 km) (B, L, D) Today you can choose how far you want to cycle, then you must return the same way. It is possible to visit the church at Dønna and Dønna Fjellstue, with panoramic views north where you have to ride the coming days. Opened for coffee and cakes. For those who want a long ride, it is possible to include the island Herøy too. Return back to Sandnessjøen in the afternoon.
Day 5 SANDNESSJØEN - LOVUND ISLAND (40 km) (B, L, D) We recommend a ride back to Alstadhaug and Petter Dass Museum, which is 40 km tour/return Sandnessjøen. Local Expressboat in the afternoon to the island Lovund. Accommodation Lovund. Possible to bike to the island of Herøy. 40 km
Since it is only a few km road at the Islands Lovund and Træna, it is possible to deliver the rental bikes in Sandnessjøen before the Expressboat to Lovund.
Day 6 TRÆNA - LOVUND (B, L, D) We recommend a day trip to Træna, one of Norway's smallest municipality with 470 inhabitants. Here there are only a few roads to ride on. You can explore the famous rock formations and Trænstaven Kirkhelleren, which rises straight up from the sea. Peter Dass chapel is also worth a visit.
At Lovund we recommend a good and healthy walk up to the characteristic peak Lovund, with stunning views over the whole area. It is also possible to join a fishing trip, etc. Accommodation in Lovund.
Day 7 BOAT LOVUND - SANDNESSJØEN (B) Expressboat from Lovund to Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund or Bodø. Various return options available (not included).