Placed midway at the Helgeland coast, Nesna is beautiful and scenic. Why not let Nesna be the base for your holiday and explore the surrounding islands? Havblikk Camping in the centre of Nesna, offers boats, kayaks and bikes for hire. Furthermore, the campsite claims Northern Norway's largest outdoor water slide.

The islands of Hugla, Handnesøya and Tomma are ideal destinations for biking on a day trip from Nesna. Nesna is centrally located along the Coastal road, just north of Sandnessjøen. Mo i Rana is located north-east of Nesna along highway E6.

Nesna Museum, which is part of Helgeland Museum, has changing exhibits and is definitely worth a visit. Here you will also find a nice museum shop. The poet and priest Petter Dass, lived most of his life at Nesna, where he created his greatest work.

Attractions at Nesna

Accommodation at Nesna

Nesna as base for exploring

It is easy to get to Nesna both by speedboat and bus from Sandnessjøen and bus from Mo I Rana. From Nesna you can take a bus to Sandnessjøen and return by speedboat the same day. Both Nordlandsekspressen, which runs daily between Bodø and Sandnessjøen, and Trænaruta, which runs between Sandnessjøen and Lovund / Træna, have daily calls here. The ferry from Nesna center takes you to Tomma, Hugla and Handnesøya, also called Nesnaøyene. This makes Nesna an almost perfect base for exploring the Helgeland coast.

Day trips to Træna and Lovund from Nesna

With Trænaruta and Nordlandsekspressen, you can take a day trip to Træna or Lovund every Wednesday or Friday. You travel with Trænaruta at 1130 from Nesna, and must choose which island you want to go to. You arrive in Træn at 1335. At 1855 you hop on Trænaruta again and take it down to Onøy (arrival 2020). Here you hop on the Nordland Express, which takes you the last bit down to Nesna.

Getting to and from Nesna

The Hurtigruten calls at Sandnessjøen twice daily (south and northbound). Nesna has a bus connection with Mo i Rana in the north, Mosjøen in the east and Sandnessjøen in the south. There is an expressboat connection from Sandnessjøen and Bodø to and from Nesna. See route info at

Some important routes:

Train box.
Ferry route Levang - Nesna.