THE COASTAL MUNICIPALITY BELOW THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
Below the Arctic Circle you find the coastal municipality of Rødøy. On the ferry crossing between Kilboghamn and Jektvik, one crosses the Arctic Circle, marked with a globe. An extensive network of marked hiking trails makes the spectacular mountains and adventurous hiking areas of Rødøy easily accessible, both on the islands and on the mainland. Ferry and speedboat take you out to the islands.
Traveling through Rødøy is a journey in coastal culture. Selsøyvik Gamle Handelssted, a trading post from the 1770s, is still in operation and worth a visit. Myken is a small fishing community far out by the sea. Here you can spend the night at the old lighthouse, surrounded by the open ocean. At Nordnesøy there is a beach with unique limestones corroded by wind and weather for millennia.
At Rødøya you can visit the beautiful church from 1884. This is one of the largest churches in Nordland county, with room for 700 people. Watch the midnight sun from the peak of Rødøyløva (The Rødøy Lion). Below the mountain you will find the popular excursion area Storsanden with long, chalky white beaches.
Attractions in Rødøy
Toursuggestion: Rødøyløva There are daily passenger ferry departures (except on Sundays) at 6:45 from Sandnessjøen allowing you to stop at the island of Rødøy and climb the well known peak, Rødøyløva (return in the evening). Allow 3 – 4 hours for the hike – a nice trip for both young and old. Magnificent views – … Read more