Meløy

DIVERSE AND EXCITING EXPERIENCES IN MELØY

From the glacier Svartisen and Glomfjella mountains in the east to the archipelago in the west, the contrasts are great and the distances short in Meløy. For those who enjoy an active holiday, this area on the northern part of Kystriksveien (the Coastal Road) is like Paradise.

Meløy is a diverse place and you should take the time to experience this part of Kystriksveien. Just north of Svartisen glacier is the mountain Glomfjellet, serving as the gateway to Làkho National Park which extends north to Gildeskål and Beiarn municipality. On this part of Kystriksveien there is a short distance between the archipelago and lofty mountains, ensuring diverse and exciting experiences.

If you travel Kystriksveien road 17 from the south, you take the ferry from Ågskaret to Forøy. Going west along road 452 takes you to Åmnes and Vassdalsvik. From Vassdalsvik you board the ferry to Ørnes. Those travelling by bike must take this route, as biking through the Svartisen tunnel is not allowed. North of Ørnes, road 17 continues towards Reipå and into the neighboring municipality of Gildeskål. Here the road runs parallel to the sea and a popular stopover is at Grensen, on the border between Reipå and Gildeskål. This is also a great place to watch the midnight sun!

 

Attractions in Meløy

Engen Skyssbåt

Engen Skyssbåt

Engen Skyssbåt (boat service) brings you accross the Holandsfjord with MS Isprins. If you want to get close to Norway's second largest glacier, this is the easiest way to achieve it. The trip across the fjord takes only 10 minutes.

Brestua

Brestua Book

Brestua is located at Svartisen in Meløy, norways second largest glacier. A great place for a view to Svartisen or a food stop before walking on to the glacier.

Storglomvassdammen

Storglomvassdammen

At the end of the mountain road up to Glomfjellet in Meløy you reach the huge Storglomvass dam, which is the world's largest stone fountain dam. The dam holds incredible 3.5 billion cubic meters of water, or equivalent to about 500 liters of water each to all the inhabitants of the earth!

Myrvoll Cultural Farm

Myrvoll Cultural Farm

Travel back in time when visiting Myrvoll Cultural Farm. Located along the fjord Holandsfjorden in Meløy, next to road 17. Experience the old way of farm life along vith art exhibitions.

Svartisen glacier

Svartisen glacier

Engenbreen, part of Svartisen, is a popular hiking destination when traveling along Kystriksveien. You will come close to the mighty glacier. An area with great hiking opportunities and the ultimate trip is of course is a guided glacier walk.

Ørnes Trade Post

Ørnes Trade Post

The trade post was established in 1794 and is today a small and cosy museum in Ørnes in the Meløy region. Here you can enjoy a couple of interesting exhibitions as well as a nice cafe. The museum is located right next to Ørnes Hotel.

Accommodation in Meløy

Reipå camping

Reipå camping

Reipå Camping is located on Fv17, 7 kilometers north of the Ørnes Municipal Center and about 55 kilometers north of Svartisen and 120 kilometers south of Bodø. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, a short distance to several beaches and great hiking trails, Reipå is an eldorado for nature lovers.

Glomfjord hotell

Glomfjord hotell

Glomfjord hotell is located in the centre of Glomfjord, with short walking distance to shops, waterpark and ski resort. Glomfjord is situated along Fv17-Kystriksveien in Meløy. A perfect base to explore the mountain area and the glacier Svartisen.

Furøy Camping

Furøy Camping Book

Furøy Camping offers cabins of different standards and sizes. Sites for mobile homes, caravans and a large tent area. Furøy Camping is located along Kystriksveien (road 17) in Meløy, only 14 km from the glacier Svartisen.

Ørnes Hotell

Ørnes Hotell

Ørnes hotell is a full service hotel in the centre of Ørnes, along route 17 - Kystriksveien. The hotel offers good food and this is a great base for those who wants to visit the glacier Svartisen.

Cabin at the Svartisen glacier

Cabin at the Svartisen glacier Book

Stay in Storhytta or Lillehytta at the foot of Svartisen-glacier on the Kystriksvei / Meløy side (Engabreen). Experience the magic after the last boat has passed and you are alone with the elements. Must be experienced!

How to get to Meløy

Namsos is a natural communication center in Namdalen with good bus connections to Trondheim via Steinkjer (many times daily). There is also a bus to Grong and Brønnøysund. There is an expressboat connection from Namsos to Leka via Jøa, Abelvær and Rørvik. Widerøe serves Namsos Airport, and via Trondheim Airport you can easily take a bus up to Namsos.

The communication center Ørnes

Some call Ørnes the Norwegian coast's most beautiful entrance. This is an important communication center along Kystriksveien. Ferry, bus and speedboat are gathered at Ørnes and close by is Ørnes Gamle handelsted (museum).
Ørnes is also a shopping center and just north of Ørnes quay are several shops, both exclusive clothing stores, bookstore, liquor store and much more.

By plane: Fly to Bodø, and take the Nordlandsekspressen (16.30 weekdays) to Ørnes, possibly bus or rent a car in Bodø.

Speedboat: Between Bodø and Sandnessjøen there are daily speedboat calls to Ørnes with the Nordland Express.

Bus: Daily bus departures between Ørnes and Bodø - see 177nordland.no

Hurtigruta: Hurtigruta calls at Ørnes from the south in the morning (0915), and from the north at 0700 daily.

One-way rental by car: Ørnes hotel arranges car rental through Sixt and, among other things, one-way rental by car between Ørnes and Bodø.