Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Accommodation

    Scandic Hotels – in all major cities from north to south

    Nordic Choice Hotels – a different hotel company

    Thon Hotels – with fantastic breakfast

    Radisson Blu Hotels – discover your favourite destinations

    Citybox – modern and affordable hotels in a central location

    DanCenter – your specialist in holiday homes in Norway

    Norgesbooking – book your perfect cabin stay in Norway

    Campcation – book camping all across Norway with Campcation

  • Getting Here & Around

    Vy – travelling by train has never been easier

    SJ NORD – the adventure starts on the train

    Vy express – travel with bus throughout Norway

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – experience amazing scenery by bus

    Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    DFDS – Europe’s leading ferry operator 2012-2021

    AutoEurope – always a smooth car rental experience

    Rent-A-Wreck – the smart car rental alternative

    Arctic Campers – Norway’s camper van rental

    Cabin Campers – your cottage on four wheels

  • Tours & Round trips

    Hurtigruten – "The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage"

    Fjord Tours – Home of Norway in a nutshell® - Norway’s most popular tour

    Authentic Scandinavia – Travel created by locals

    Up Norway – Bespoke luxury tailored by insiders

    Norrøna Hvitserk – expeditions and adventure holidays

    Booknordics.com – hundreds of activities, tours and day cruises in Norway

    Brim Explorer – silent fjord tours by electric catamaran

    Fjord Travel – let us show you the beauty of Norway!

    Go Fjords – tours and activities all over Norway

    50 Degrees North – unforgettable tailor-made and small group tours to Norway

    Discover Norway – skiing, biking and hiking tours in Norway

    Norwegian Holidays – low-price package holidays with Norwegian. Flight, hotel and rental car

    Stromma – sightseeing, excursions and experiences with bus, boat and train

  • Alpine mountain resorts

    Rauland – Skiing holidays in stunning mountain scenery

     

  • Offers

Search
or search all of Norway

Northern Norway Nordland Træna

The islands of Træna

  • Husøy, Træna
  • +47 40441692
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Træna, which lies 33 nautical miles from the mainland, is one of our country’s smallest municipalities. This is where you find the oldest fishing village in Norway. Each year it hosts the Træna Festival, with concerts that draw people from far and wide.

Træna is proof that you need not head for the tropics to find paradise. Here are mountains and sea, plenty of fish and many different birds, and tranquillity as well as drama, sunny weather and storms – often during the same day. The Arctic Circle cuts through the islands, which means that from late May to mid July you can enjoy the midnight sun – and savour Træna’s natural attractions round the clock.

The archipelago has about 500 islands, islets and skerries – roughly one for every resident! Only four islands, however, are inhabited year round: Husøy, Selvær, Sanna and Sandøy. The main island and municipal centre is Husøy. Here you will find shops, accommodation and dining, a museum and more.

Selvær, the second-biggest island, is a quiet and cosy fishing community. Here is an excellent harbour, a fish catch receiving station, and a shop that will provide for most of your needs. A shuttle boat provides transport to and from the rest of Træna.

Sanna is an island known for its iconic mountains, great hiking trails, sandy white beaches and dark caves. A visit to Træna should definitely include an excursion to Sanna.

Activities
On Husøy you can walk the historic cultural trail. In fact, the whole island is worth exploring on foot. Check out the Petter Dass Chapel, built in honour of a celebrated 17th-century poet-priest, and try the oceanside sauna. Also worth seeing is Træna–Hawaii, an outdoor exhibition on the 20th century seen through the eyes of two people living in island communities on the opposite sides of the world.

An excursion to Kirkehelleren, a cave on the island of Sanna, is highly recommended. People have used it as shelter since the Stone Age; today the cathedral-like cave is often used for concerts.

The highest peak in the Træna archipelago is Trænstaven, 338 m. Because every approach is very steep and challenging, the summit hike requires that you are in extremely good shape, and you should only venture it with a guide.

Fortunately there is an easily accessible peak: Gompen, 243 m. While you don’t need climbing gear, you must bring a flashlight or headlamp, as the path takes you through an unlit 300-metre tunnel. The summit offers a magnificent view, especially towards the south and west.

Do consider bringing a bicycle to Træna. The islands have relatively few roads, but they offer wonderful cycling.

How to get here
To get to Træna, take the ferry from Stokkvågen or the express boat from Sandnessjøen, Nesna or Stokkvågen. Both bring you to Husøy, and from there you can take the local shuttle boat to Sanna.

For more information about Træna, please visit www.tenktraena.no.


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Helgeland Reiseliv as
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with TripAdvisor
Your Recently Viewed Pages