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Bike Helgeland - Island hopping

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

A bike ride along the Helgeland coast, in Northern Norway, offers spectacular scenery, with towering peaks, stunning ocean vistas and sheltered bays. The landscape along the coast of Helgeland is easy to ride, with relatively low traffic on the main roads. The hills will probably not take your breath away, but the sights and the wonderful scenery will. There are thousands of islands in all kinds of sizes and shapes. You cycle along fjords, over bridges, and at the foot of majestic mountains. Every day you'll have spectacular views of famous Norwegian landmarks like De Syv Søstre (The Seven Sisters) mountain range, and Mount Dønnamannen. Ferries and express boats take you from one island to the next.  
The trip starts in Brønnøysund and continues to the world heritage site, Vega. You get to experience beautiful Herøy and Dønna before you join the ferry to Sandnessjøen. From there, the bike ride goes back to Brønnøysund. On the way back, you spend one night at the 200-year-old trading post, Forvik.

Brand new quality hybrid bikes are included. E-bikes can be rented at an addiotional cost (limited offer). Your luggage is transferred by our 'tour guide' who is never far away if you have questions or need help with anything. You ride on your own, at your own pace. Once the trip is booked and paid for, you will receive a detailed tour description with tips on what you can see and do during the trip. The trip has short stages, but the tour description gives tips for alternative routes and nice detours.

NB! You will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier's. Please don't make any payments or book your flight until you have received an email confirmation from us. 

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  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, a shortcut or a detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2022: Starts every Monday from 13 June to 8 August. 


    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience.
    In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.
    For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people ride together.

    This tour is operated by Kystriksveien Reiseliv as

  • Day 1 Monday: Individual arrival to Brønnøysund. Bicycle tour to Mount Torghatten, 30 km round trip

    Welcome to the coastal town, Brønnøysund. If you arrive early, you have time to pick up the rental bike and take a bike ride out of town to see Torghatten, The mountain with a hole right through it. The walk into the hole is well worth the trip. Feel free to walk through the hole and continue around the mountain (1.5 hours walk).

    How to get to/from Brønnøysund:
    - By car: 
    You find long-term parking at the airport. Prices and ordering at
    - By plane: The regional airline Widerøe has flights to Brønnøysund.
    - By boat: Hurtigruten from Trondheim arrive at 01.35. Hurtigruten from Bodø arrive at 15:00.

    Accommodation at Thon Hotel Brønnøysund

  • Day 2, Tuesday: Bicycle and island hopping from Brønnøysund to Vega, 27/49 km

    The trip now goes by bike and ferry to the island of Vega. The tourist information office at Gladstad provides information about the activities and attractions in Vega. The Vega World Heritage Center in the old fishing harbour, Nes is worth a visit. Here you get information about the unique eider tradition that is the basis for the Vega Islands' world heritage status. We can also recommend a trip to Sundsvoll, where you can walk The Vega Staircase (1500 steps) leading up to the ascent to Ravenfloget, 350 metres above sea level. 

    Accommodation at Vega Havhotell which is known for its good food. Here we have included a 5-course menu.

  • Day 3, Wednesday: Bicycle and island hopping from Vega to Herøy, 10 - 50 km

    The boat trip that takes you from Vega to Herøy is a great experience and you get to see more of the Helgeland archipelago. On Herøy, you have many nice options to bike in different directions. The landscape is perfect for cycling with flat islands that are connected by countless bridges. 

    Accommodation at Herøy Brygge, which is centrally located with a view of De Syv Søstre mountain ridge. You can have dinner at Herøy Brygge or you take a bike ride to Seløy and eat at Augustbryggo (dinner is not included).

  • Day 4, Thursday: Bicycle and island hopping from Herøy to Dønna and Sandnessjøen, 33 km

    The route between Herøy and Dønna is magic and considered one of the finest along the coastal route of Helgeland. To the east you have a view of De Syv Søstre mountain ridge, to the west is Lovund and to the north, you see Mount Dønnamannen. You get to join a RIB safari out in the archipelago. The trip (2 hours) goes from Seløy to the island Sandsundvær. Along the way, you have a chance to see sea eagles. If you want to do some easy hiking (2 hours), we recommend the summit of Åkvikfjellet, on the south of Dønna. The view is amazing in all directions. You end the day with a ferry trip to Sandnessjøen. (30 min).

    Accommodation at Scandic Syv Søstre

  • Day 5, Friday: Bicycle and ferry from Sandnessjøen to Forvik, 39 km

    Easy cycling parallel to the mountain range, De Syv Søstre. We recommend a stop in Alstahaug to see the Petter Dass Museum (approx. 20 km south of Sandnessjøen). Further from one island to the next on a narrow strip of land to Tjøtta. The International War Cemetery at Tjøtta may be an interesting stop along the way. Ferry from Tjøtta to Forvik.

    Accommodation in authentic surroundings at Forvik Old Trading Post or Vevelstad Guesthouse (shared bathroom / WC). At the trading post, you can visit the pleasant coffee distillery. In the evening you are served the place's signature dish, Boknafisk, made of unsalted dried fish.

  • Day 6, Saturday: Bicycle and ferry from Forvik to Brønnøysund, 39 km

    Easy cycling. The route from Forvik to the ferry in Andalsvåg (18 km) follows a strip of land between the sea and the mountains on the mainland. Ferry to Horn. On the way to  Brønnøysund, you pass Hildurs Urterarium (Herb Garden), where you can buy lunch and walk around in the beautiful garden.

    The trip ends at Brønnøy Airport, where you return the rental bikes and pick up your main luggage.

    If you want to extend your stay by one night, you can stay at Hildurs Urterarium (Herb Garden) and eat a 5-course menu in the evening.
    Price per person in a double room: NOK 1 590. - incl. dinner and breakfast.
    Single room supplement: NOK 550.-

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2022: Starts every Monday from 13 June to 8 August. 
Number of days: 6 days/5 nights 

Price 2022:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 800.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 500.-

Included in the package:
5  x accommodation including breakfast and self-packed lunch
5-course dinner at Vega Havhotell
Dinner at the Trading Post Forvik
Luggage transfer
Bike rental
RIB safari in Herøy

Extra on request:
E-bike: NOK 1 500.- (limited offer)
Extra night in Brønnøysund before the tour: NOK 825.- incl. breakfast (double room)
Extra night at Hildurs Urterarium after the tour: NOK 1 590.- per person incl. 5-course dinner and breakfast (double room)
NB! Shared bathroom/WC at Hildurs Urterarium.

Express boats and ferries (most ferries are free)

Parts of the tour follows the Norwegian Scenic Routes: Helgeland

Other tours in Northern Norway:
Bike the Amazing Lofoten
Arctic Coast Cycling
Senja - Cycling roundtrip
Vesterålen - The islands north of Lofoten


Bicycle rental is included in the package price

Merida Crossway 100 hybrid bikes:

Top of the range trekking/hybrid bike featuring super smooth Shimano XT drivetrain and air suspension fork. Ideal for the day to day jobs around town and fun-packed adventures in the open countryside. The bikes are equipped with a screen set and luggage tray.

Ladies frame

Gentlemen's frame

E-bikes can be rented for a supplement of NOK 1 500. -

Merida eSpresso L 300 SE EQ Classic

Merida electric bike with well-known Shimano components. The bike come with equipped with mudguards, lights, lock, rear rack and a kickstand and full shimano setup on engine, battery and trekking. Fast-rolling 700c wheels, ideal for rides on roads, lanes and smooth tracks. High and good sitting position with good comfort. Low entry for easier getting on and off the bike. The battery is easily disconnected from the frame and the engine is placed low in the center of the bike for optimal balance.

- Shimano E8014, 418wh battery
- Shimano E5000, 40nm engine
- Shimano gear, 9spd
- Shimano brakes
- EQ model - fully equipped
- Low entry

E-bike unisex