6-day boat trip along the Helgeland coast

Lovund sett fra båt
Foto: Magne Myrvold

There are 8 available spots on this tour from August 5th to August 10th.

Brønnøysund – Lovund – Myken – Træna – Dønna Vega – Torghatten – Brønnøysund.

The tour departs from Brønnøysund on Monday, August 5th, and returns on Saturday, August 10th, in the morning to the same location.

Join us for a comfortable and enriching journey along the Helgeland coast!

Opus One is a 49-foot yacht with room for 10 passengers. There is a lounge and ample space on deck so you can enjoy most of the trip outdoors if you prefer. Onboard, there are excellent facilities including WiFi. The skipper is Per Kåre Hatten, who runs Torghatten Camping and Beach Restaurant and also operates Helgelandyacht. He is an experienced boatman, also serving on the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue's vessel stationed in Brønnøysund. There will also be a tour guide accompanying the entire journey.

Utsikt mot Lovund fra båt
Restauranten på Lovund Hotell
Tær i midnattsol på Lovund Hotell

Day 1. Monday August 5. Brønnøysund – Forvik – Lovund

Departure from Brønnøysund pier (guest pier in the city center) at 6:00 PM.

We arrive at the Trading Post Forvik after about 45 minutes. The over 200-year-old trading post is fully operational with accommodation, food service, and an exciting coffee roastery. Here we will be served the specialty boknafisk.

Then we set course for Lovund and enjoy a beautiful sail through the stunning archipelago of the Helgeland coast. We pass, among other places, Rosøya, which was the site of the Rigel disaster during World War II. To the east, we see the Seven Sisters, and to the northwest, Lovund awaits. The boat trip from Forvik to Lovund takes about two hours. In the evening, we will be served a tasty dinner at Lovund Hotel.

Lovund Hotel is our base for the next few days. Here we stay comfortably and enjoy exquisite dinners in the evenings.

Lovund sett fra båt
Kunstverk på Lovund
Lovund hotell med lundeura i bakgrunnen

Day 2. Tuesday August 6. Lovund

Lovund stands out in several ways. Not only is it recognized as a pioneer in modern aquaculture, but the island is also famous for its impressive colony of puffins. Despite its modest size, the island has a population of almost 500 people. Here, there is no unemployment, but rather significant prosperity and minimal emigration. The remarkable thing is that the average age on Lovund is around 30 years, and this can be attributed to the aquaculture industry, which has created a favorable and attractive community environment.

After breakfast, we will have a small tour of the island with a local guide who will tell us about life on Lovund and the salmon adventure.

Mountain hike and puffins

Afterwards, you have the rest of the day to yourself. You can choose to take it easy with some short hikes to get to know the island. Or you can go on longer hikes, which are well suited for on Lovund. If you're looking to gain altitude, you can hike up Lovund Mountain (628 meters above sea level). This is a slightly demanding hike that takes 2-3 hours each way. A trip up to Lundeura to see the Puffins is also recommended. Feel free to take this trip in the evening, when the puffins return from the sea.


Museumsgjest Træna Museum
Inne i Petter Dass-kapellet på Træna
Fjell og hus på Sanna/ Træna
Inngangen til Kirkhelleren

Day 3. Wednesday August 7. Træna and Sanna

We're heading out to sea! There are many vibrant island communities along the Helgeland coast, and Træna is definitely one of them. Træna is an independent municipality and recognized as Norway's oldest fishing village. The majority of the population lives in Hustad, which will be our first stop on this voyage of discovery.


We start with a visit to the Træna Museum, where we experience the exhibition "Træna – Hawaii." It tells a poignant story about a brother who emigrated to America and a sister who remained in Træna – and about a camera that arrived in the mail. After the museum visit, we take a leisurely 20-minute walk to the Petter Dass Chapel, where we can admire the spectacular view towards Sanna.

We have lunch at the local restaurant Havfolket before boarding the boat and setting course for Sanna.

Dark caves and romantic paths

The Love Path is a great hiking trail that goes around the entire Sanna. Or you can hike up to Kirkhelleren, a 45-meter deep and 20-meter wide cave. The Gompen/NATO station is a 300-meter long tunnel. Gompen is the highest peak you can reach without climbing equipment. We take our time to explore this exceptionally beautiful island.

The sail from Lovund to Træna takes about 45 minutes. The boat trip between Husøy (where most people on Træna live) and Sanna is no more than eight minutes.


Haug med fargerike fiskegarn utenfor naust på Myken
Whiskykatedralen på Myken
whiskysmaking på Myken

Day 4.  Thursday August 8. Lovund – Myken – Lovund

On this day, we sail northward and further out to sea towards our next destination: Myken. Although only 14-15 people usually reside here, the island transforms into a bustling place in the summer. Here, we find our own shop, an impressive restaurant, and, notably, the world's first Arctic whisky distillery!

Arctic whisky distillery

The visit to Myken distillery is one of the highlights, where we have the chance to taste their sought-after products. Production has reached a point where the products can be purchased at Vinmonopolet. As an exciting addition, they have now also introduced the "Myken Cathedral," a storage facility for 10 years of whisky production. Read more and watch a video about Myken and the distillery.

After a fulfilling day on Myken, we return to Lovund in the evening.

The sail between Lovund and Myken takes 1 hour and 15 minutes each way.

Sjokolade og kaffe fra Sjokoladebrygga
Dunværet Lånan på Vegaøyan
Strandrestauranten ved Torghatten Camping
Foto: G Fotograf Hågensen

Day 5.  Friday August 9. Lovund – Dønna – Vega Torghatten

The journey back to Brønnøysund, or more precisely Torghatten, will be a wonderful trip with several stops along the way.

In Dønna, we have the pleasure of visiting Sjokoladebrygga. At this idyllic location, organic chocolate is handcrafted, named after the mountains of Helgeland. Here, we will take the time to enjoy a cup of coffee and, of course, have the opportunity to taste the chocolate.

Farewell Dinner at the Beach Restaurant

Upon arrival at Torghatten, there will be opportunities for a selfie with the Torghatten hole in the background before we dock at the Beach Restaurant. Here, we conclude the trip with a feast!

Accommodation on this final evening will be here at Torghatten in apartments/cabins with hotel standards.

Utsikt fra åpningen i Torghatten

Day 6. Saturday August 10. Torghatten – Brønnøysund

After breakfast, there will be an opportunity to take a walk up to Torghatten before we are transported back to the center of Brønnøysund. At the traffic terminal, there are options to store your luggage if you want to stroll around Brønnøysund before departure. Arrival in Brønnøysund at 12:00 PM.


Båt i Lovund havn
Skipper Per Kåre Hatten


Per person in double room: NOK 27,950

Single room supplement: NOK 3700

The tour takes place:

August 5th to 10th

Price includes:

5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners, 5 lunches, and 1 evening meal. All entrance fees to museums and local guides as described in the program. Transport to and from Brønnøysund. Skipper/guide for 5 days from Brønnøysund to Torghatten. Visit to Sjokoladebrygga on Dønna. Visit to Lånan.

Price does not include:

You must remember to purchase travel insurance yourself. Drinks with meals are additional. The price does not include travel to and from Brønnøysund.

Travel to and from Brønnøysund:

If you are driving your own car, we recommend taking the Coastal Route starting in Steinkjer. You can also travel by train and bus (train to Grong and then bus to Brønnøysund). The fastest way to get to Brønnøysund is by plane via www.wideroe.no. It's only a 4-5 minute taxi ride from the airport to downtown Brønnøysund. Hurtigruten can also be a great alternative – see www.hurtigruten.no or www.havilavoyages.com.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at post@kystriksveien.no or call 74 40 17 17.