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There is something about the coast here.
The ocean breeze and weather-beaten docks. Mountains that soar above the deep blue sea. Salty flavours and pure natural ingredients.
The light that makes the colours sharp and bright.
You’ll feel it on the inside, too.
Perhaps your adventure starts here, on one of the world’s most epic roads – the Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten.
Have you ever seen anything like this?
It is incredible to walk into the hole that goes right through Torghatten …
… and to hear the stories of Petter Dass, a local Lutheran priest and beloved poet, at one of Helgeland’s most impressive museums.
Or to learn about the ancient common eider traditions at the Vega islands. A bird’s eye view of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sure thing if you follow the Vegatrappa stairs to the top.
You see, unique is a word often used to describe the TASTE of Helgeland!
Delicious cheeses await at Sæterstad gård, while Vega Havhotell is known for their local delicacies. Other popular dining spots include Hildurs Urterarium in Brønnøysund and Til Elise fra Marius (photo) in Utskarpen.
And then there’s all those majestic mountains. Which peak should you climb, when you’ve already conquered the Seven Sisters?
Well, only one of them can boast Norway’s most stylish tourist cabin!
The Rabothytta cabin lies right next to the Okstindbreen glacier, 1,200 metres above sea level.
Children can hike up here as well – motivated by the thought of the delicious waffles that await at the top!
Afterwards, you can join a guided tour on the glacier.
In most of Helgeland, the sun never sets in summer – so you can sleep during the winter instead.
Or … maybe not?
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