NATURE AND HISTORY AT DØNNA
This place has it all - nature is lush and generous and there is an historical aura over the island of Dønna. You will come across inland nature with woods, wetlands and high mountains, as well as typical coastal nature with bare islets and reefs. Rent a bike or bring your own, and try island hopping, perhaps combined with a hike on Dønnesfjellet to enjoy the midnight sun. On the island there still remains proof of many events from the past. Dønnes Church and Dønnes Farm are highly recommended places to pay a visit.
Dønna is a short ferry ride from Sandnessjøen. The island is also served by express boat to and from Bodø, Nesna and Sandnessjøen. Another possibility is to take the ferry from Søvik in Alstadhaug to Silvalen on Herøy. You drive or bike through Herøy's coastal landscape, over impressive but partly narrow bridges, and further through a nice hilly landscape to Dønna. There are several nice places to stop to admire the beautiful scenery along the way .
A popular attraction is the 858 meters high Dønnamannen on the south side of Dønna. From the top, Dønnamannen offers unique views to a number of distinctive islands on the Helgeland coast, such as Vega, Lovund and Træna. There is a marked path all the way to the top. The municipality center at Dønna is called Solfjellsjøen, and the ferry place is Bjørn.
Attractions on Dønna
Mount Dønnamannen tour suggestion Difficulty level: Challenging, suitable for experienced hikers Time: 4-6 hours for the return trip Map/signposting: Well-marked trail, map not required Elevation: 0 to 858 metres above sea level Starting points: The starting point of the route is at the west-side of the island. Hiking experience in steep terrain is an advantage. … Read more