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If you are travelling the coastline of Helgeland you have several hiking options close to the road and the ocean always in your closest proximity. The archipelago along the coast of Helgeland is well known to Norwegians. The distances are of course very long but the scenery is stunning and the hiking and padling options are many.
Traveling the coast of Helgeland
Travelling the coastline is easiest done if you have access to a rental car. Rent a car at Værnes, the airport outside Trondheim or at Bodø lufthavn.
Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten (Road 17) runs from Holm, close to the city Brønnøysund to Godøystraumen in Bodø. The road has a total distance of 433 km.
Detours to Torghatten (Roads 76 and 54) can be done to experience several great hiking options. There are several connections with Euroroute 6 so it is easy to switch between driving parts of the tourist route and Euroroute 6.
If you are travelling along the coast of Helgeland you must take several ferries. The ferries ply the section from Vennesund - Holm, Horn - Anddalsvåg, Tjøtta - Forvik, Levang - Nesna, Jektvik - Kilboghamn and Forøy - Ågskardet.
If you want to visit one of the many Islands along the coast there are express boats and car ferries that link a number of the larger islands with the mainland and this gives you the option of making splendid detours.
Cycling is prohibited in the Svartis Tunnel.
Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is a part of Kystriksveien which runs from Steinkjer to Bodø.