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Norwegian Scenic Routes Helgeland

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Address: Helgeland

Norwegian Scenic Routes Helgeland, which is connected by six ferries,
offers a wealth of contrasts as it passes through a verdant
cultural landscape interspersed with craggy peaks, glaciers,
sweeping coastlines and swirling ocean currents.

Many remarkable natural phenomena are found along this route. In the south you will pass the peaks of the Seven Sisters and the Torghatten mountain with it`s characteristic hole; in the north you can see the Svartisen glacier and the world’s strongest tidal current, the Saltstraumen.

The coast of Helgeland is characterised by a unique archipelago of more than 14 000 islands and islets. Long fjords break up the coastline; innermost in the fjords are industrial communities based on hydropower generation.

HELLÅGA:
Make a stop and try your hand as an angler at Hellåga. This scenic rest area on the banks of the Sjona fjord offers plenty of opportunities for recreational activities. A flight of steps takes you safely down to the water’s edge. From the comfort of robust benches you can enjoy the view across the fjord. Hellåga also has a dump station for motorhomes.

JEKTVIK:
The waiting room at Jektvik ferry quay is built of semi-transparent materials with a fibreglass skin. In the dark season, the service building lights up like a Chinese lantern for travellers arriving at Jektvik by ferry or car.

STORVIK:
At Storvika bay, a charming stone-vault bridge has been erected to link the rest area to the long sandy beach just below. This rest area has a sanistation for motorhomes and a separate stop/rest area for heavy vehicles.

GODØYSTRAUMEN:
Rest area and information centre where you can read about the four tidal currents Godøystraumen, Saltstraumen, Åselistraumen and Kjellingstraumen.

BRASET:
Enjoy the panoramic view from Braset towards the Engabreen glacier and the Holandsfjord.

OTHER STOPS along this route include Grønsvik coastal fort, Kilboghamn, Forøy, Holand, Reppen rest area and Kleivhalsen viewpoint.

The Norwegian Scenic Routes Helgeland (Fv17) between Holm and Godøystraumen is 433 km long, with a scenic detour to Torghatten, a famous mountain beyond Brønnøysund. Several roads connect the tourist route to Euroroute 6, making it easy to alternate between them.

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Thon Hotel Brønnøysund

Distance: 31.7 km
A modern hotel located in the centre of Brønnøysund.
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Handelsstedet Forvik - room

Distance: 17 km
The old shop at Forvik is beautifully situated by the Forvik ferry dock, and has long traditions as the trading post. The trade post offers double and single rooms in a 300 year old building. No private toilet/shower in the rooms, but common facilities in the same building. If you are looking for something special there is a coffe roastery and a coffe bar. Here you will also find imported foods from Europe. The trade post is located next to the ferry dock Forvik on road 17 between Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen. Nb: For booking the same day as your arrival, contact Helgeland Reiseliv: +47 75 01 80 00
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Corner Motell

Distance: 31.9 km
Corner Motel - Motel in the center of Brønnøysund, a coastal town in the middle of Norway! Corner Motel offers affordable accommodation in close proximity to Norway's perhaps most beautiful coastal stretch. Vega world herritage area is only a 25 minute boat ride away. The motel is perfect for those who want adventure and activity when visiting Helgeland.