Just north of the Arctic Circle, in Rødøy municipality, lies Rangsundøya. At Helgelandsidyll on Rangsundøya, you can spend the night in a cosy apartment, stay in a luxurious tent, or in the very unique cabin – all of which enjoy a majestic view of the Helgeland coast.
With over a thousand islands and islets, the municipality of Rødøy is a holiday paradise for kayaking, fishing and skin-diving. At Helgelandsidyll, you can rent a boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP). After a day out on the water or a long mountain hike, you can relax in the wood-fired sauna followed by a refreshing plunge into the sea. If you come by boat, you can dock at the floating raft that holds the sauna.
Guests have several options. The apartment has two bedrooms with a total of seven beds. One bedroom has a double bed and two bunk beds, and the other has a family bunk bed.
Also offered are two luxurious tents for “glamping” (glamorous camping), with a double bed and the possibility of adding an extra bed. The two tents have a terrace that enjoys a beautiful view, and there are no close neighbours to disturb you.
Ørnedomen (the Eagle Dome) is a charming cylindrical cottage with a great views. It is simply furnished with tables and benches. It’s a very unique overnight stay!
All guests have access to a well-equipped kitchen, a laundry room with washer and drier, showers and toilets.
You can rent a kayak, boat or SUP (stand-up paddle board) from Helgelandsidyll, and explore the area on your own. With its small islands and islets, white sand beaches, and mountains that rise straight up from the sea, the area is ideal for kayaking and boat trips. There are excellent fishing spots if you want to fish your own dinner. The most common catches are cod, saithe, halibut, mackerel and redfish. Children may well experience casting a line from the dock and catching a mackerel.
Guided excursions are available. Sign up to see the majestic sea eagle, the largest bird of prey in Northern Europe. How about a visit to the impressive Nattmoråga falls or to Svartisen glacier? And if you want to cross the Arctic Circle, it’s not far away.
Rangsundøya and Selsøyvik
The island of Rangsundøya, which is situated just north of the Arctic Circle, has a road connection to Selsøya. On that latter island you will find the old trading post Selsøyvik. In the summer you can dine at the restaurant there. Selsøy also has a frisbee golf course for family fun. Your hosts at Helgelandsidyll can help arrange transportation.
Read more about Helgeland at www.visithelgeland.com