We meet at Sentrumsterminalen in Bodø at 15.30 (3.30 PM) for our ferry to Støtt Island. Upon arrival at Støtt Island, we will be greeted by the local hosts showing us to our rooms, before a delicious dinner awaits in the evening. After dinner, we will spend the final hours going through the itinerary of the week ahead of us, and we can promise you, there are lots to look forward to!
Imagine the midnight sun dancing on the horizon as it casts streaks of warm light against the many thousands of islands in front. At selected spots you will find small settlements, a fishing boat floating on the water, a couple of locals who strike up a conversation in the evening sun... There are few places in Norway that can compete with the beauty of the Helgeland Coast.
- Remote mountain hikes with vistas of tens of thousands of islands
- Experience the Midnight Sun!
- Kayak through small islands and inlets around Støtt
- Explore Træna – one of Norway’s most creative and isolated municipalities
- Live the local lifestyle traveling by express boat from island to island
- See Puffins and Sea Eagles up close and personal
- Spend one night with the vast ocean as your closest neighbor at Myken Fyr
- Drink whiskey on Myken – at the world's first Arctic single malt whisky distillery, with whisky made from desalinated Arctic seawater, matured under the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights.
The Helgeland coast is far less visited than Lofoten, more remote, but still just as dramatic and fantastic! On this trip, we visit islands such as Støtt, Rødøy, Lovund, Træna, and Myken, all distinctive island communities with both soul and charm unlike anywhere else in our country. We take the local express boat between the different islands, and experience what they have to offer on foot - with one exception, a truly magnificent kayak trip on Støtt. Are you the type who likes to visit places off the beaten track? Then this is the trip for you.
We at Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure are committed to giving our travelers experiences that are intimate, interactive, and engaging so that they are left with a unique insight into the different local communities we visit. We also try, as best we can, to limit our footprint while we are on a trip. This trip is therefore built around an already existing express boat network, in addition to the fact that we both eat and sleep in places that are run and owned by the locals.
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
The different day hikes will involve 4-6 hours of moderate hiking. The path can be rocky and slippery if it rains. You should have previous hiking experience with similar conditions.
Expect some easy scrambling at certain locations. Be prepared to be challenged if these conditions are new to you, or train for such hikes before the trip begins. For the kayak trip, no previous experience is needed, but you should be comfortable in and around the water.
Accommodation and food
We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly upon registration for an additional payment of 4000 NOK.
Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee en-suite room each day.
All food is included as described in the day to day itinerary.
The easiest way to get to our meeting point in Bodø is to take a flight from one of the main cities in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, etc...) using airlines such as Norwegian, SAS, or Flyr. You can also reach Bodø by train, booking a reservation with VY.
We ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries and items necessary for you when we are not hiking/kayaking. We also require that you bring a day backpack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when we are hiking/kayaking, for food, water, cameras, and layers.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
"The best guided tour I have participated on. A great variety of different places, accommodations and activities on the beautiful Helgeland Coast. "
– Anna, 2022
"The trip exceeded expectations even with a couple of wet days. Highly recommended."
– Eivind, 2022
"I had a great time!"
– Pyong, 2022