The magic Helgeland coast
The Helgeland part of the Norwegian coast
is characterized by spectacular mountains and the shallow lowland area «Strandflaten», sometimes just above the sea surface, and sometimes just below the surface, with thousands of tiny islands and some large islands with unique mountains, such as the characteristic Torghatten mountain outside the tiny Bronnoysund town at the southern part of the Helgeland coast. There is a hole right through the Torghatten mountain – a famous landmark at the coast.
The hole was carved out during the Scandinavian ice age. It is 160 metres (520 ft) long, 35 metres (115 ft) wide, and 20 metres (66 ft) high.
The Seven sisters mountain range south of Sandnessjoen
The best way to see the Helgeland coast is on a cruise:
The authentic, Norwegian Hurtigruten ships sail through this amazing scenery on the southbound journey between Kirkenes and Bergen.
If you get up early you will see the Svartisen glacier, departing from the tiny village of Ornes, you will see spectaular islands, beautiful settlements, and the famous 7 sisters mountain peaks just south of the Arctic town of Sandnessjoen. During the main summer season you can join a land excursion to the beautiful, exotic UNESCO Vega archipelago.
Cruise packages with the magic Helgeland coast:
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord – 12 nights
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord – 8 nights
The Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise package – 8 nights
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights – 7 nights
The Donna island just outside the tiny town of Sandnessjoen – Hestmannen mountain. Hurtigruten ship
Thousands of islands at the Helgeland coast