The vast archipelago starts here and stretches further north along the coast. The authentic fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan lies off the coast and was early in the last century the largest fishing village south of Lofoten.
A visit to the Norveg Coastal Culture Centre in Rørvik makes for an exciting way to become familiar with the coast and its culture and history. The unique building was built in 2004 and it was designed by the architecture firm of Gudmundur Jonsson.
As you drive over the Nærøysund bridge, the landscape unfolds before you and you are greeted by the coastal town of Rørvik. Further to the West lies an archipelago consisting of thousands of islands. Take a trip by car or bicycle out toward Ytre Vikna and experience the quaint places and coastal landscape.
Do like many locals and go for a walk down on the pier in Rørvik in the evening. That's when both the north- and southbound Coastal Express or "Hurtigruten" make a stop there. You are welcome to go on board if you want to take a closer look at the ships.
Get to know the Norwegian coastal culture and industry through exhibitions and historic walks in the museum…More
Join characters from "the old days" who take you on a journey back in history. The popular narrator theatre begins at Norveg and you get to enjoy an interesting and fun tour in the brewing scene close by, as well as the old trading post at Berggården. In the summer season, the narrator theatre is held daily. See the Kystriksveien travel guide for more information.
From Rørvik: You can go by bus to Foldereid (Fv17), and change bus either northbound to Brønnøysund or south to Grong/Namsos/Steinkjer (Trønderekspressen). The best way to travel Namsos - Rørvik is with the express boat.
Rørvik airport Ryum is located 6,4 km from Rørvik city centre and is serviced by Widerøe. Direct routes to Mo I Rana, Namsos, and Trondheim.
The express boat "Foldafjord" takes you from Rørvik out to the islands Leka and Sør-Gjæslingan as well as to Abelvær and Namsos. The boat is connected with bus going to and from Trondheim. The boat makes islands hopping by bike easy !
The north- and southbound Coastal Express ("Hurtigruten") meets in Rørvik every evening (around 2100 hrs). Hurtigruten is an efficient way to travel Rørvik - Brønnøysund (late arrival around 0100 hrs), or the other way Brønnøysund - Rørvik with departure from Brønnøyund in the afternoon.