Sandnessjøen is situated at the center of the Helgeland Coast and is a perfect base for those that wish to explore the islands along the idylllic coast. This town is best known for the famous mountain range The Seven Sisters.

Surronding Sandnessjøen there are several mountains and many hiking trails to explore for the active ones. The small town has a rich history from the Viking Age and Medieval period with a Chiefdom and three medieval churches sourrounding the town along with the popular and modern Petter Dass Museum for those culturally engaged.

From Sandnessjøen you are a 30 minutes boattrip from the islands of Herøy and Dønna, an hour boattrip from the Polar Circle, two hours boattrip from the worlds first Arctic single malt whisky destillery at the island Myken, or the Svartisen Glacier, or the UNESCO World Heritage site Vega Archipelago, an hour cartrip to Mosjøens´historic Sjøgata and one and a half hour cartrip to Mo i Rana.


There are direct flights to Sandnessjøen fra Bodø, Trondheim and Oslo.

Approximate flight duration:

Bodø- Sandnessjøen: 45 minutes

Trondheim-Sandnessjøen: 50 minutes

Oslo-Sandnessjøen: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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Ship location in Sandnessjøen