Experience one of Norway's most beautiful natural treasures in Sandnessjøen!
Sandnessjøen is situated in Helgeland, Nordland and is known as the home of one of the protagonists in the masterful Icelandic saga ‘Egil's saga’. The town is dubbed the ‘Gateway to Helgeland’ and acts as the departure point for several islands.
Along the Helgeland coast, you will find a unique mountain formation, De syv søstre. The formation consists of seven peaks and was named ‘the Seven Sisters’ by the poet Petter Dass. The mountain range is easily accessible from FV17, approximately 3,200 feet above sea level. If you take the tourist routes, you can easily reach one of the peaks and if you arrive by sea you will see the mountain range as you sail into Sandnessjøen.
Sandnessjøen is known for having one of the best-documented histories from the Viking era. Visitors can travel back in time to Torolvstein –a longhouse situated immediately outside the town centre. Here you can listen to Viking stories, eat Viking food and peruse the exhibitions. Also visit Alstahaug Museum and the medieval Alstahaug Church. The museum is situated at the old rectory, where you can see the exhibitions, enjoy traditional food and learn more about the life of one of the country's foremost poets.
If you are after a more active holiday, you should experience the coast from a kayak. Helgeland is the ultimate paradise for paddling and Tømmervika Opplevelsessenter offers activities at sea, at heights and on the ground.
Once you’ve arrived in Norway, there are plenty of options for travelling to Sandnessjøen. Experience the unique Helgeland coast from the Hurtigruten boat, delight in beautiful nature from aboard the Nordland Line or immerse yourself in the delights of Norway through the bus window. If you’re arriving by air, you can easily fly to Sandnessjøen Airport from Oslo Airport, which has regular connections to the UK.
Allow yourself to be spellbound by alluring Helgeland. Whether you are interested in culture, nature or sports, Sandnessjøen can ensure you have a holiday slightly outside of the norm.