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The coastal museum Norveg
The coastal museum Norveg.
Photo: Steinar Johansen
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The coastal town of Rørvik and Vikna archipelago

The coastal town of Rørvik is beautifully located along the shipping lane and serves as the administrative centre of Vikna municipality. Here, you can visit the Norveg Coastal Culture Centre and learn more about the culture and history of this coastline throughout 10,000 years.

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. 

Accommodation, attractions and activities in Rørvik/Vikna

Accommodation in Rørvik / Vikna
Accommodation in and around Rørvik / Vikna (including Nærøy municipality)
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Rørvik Fishing Apartments is idyllically located at Nærøysundet, which leads to skerries filled with 6000 islands and islets. Read more
Rørvik rorbuer
Kleiva Camping is a campsite that is located amid scenic and child-friendly surroundings in Vikna municipality, 10 minutes by car from Rørvik. Read more
Kleiva Camping
Located in Kolvereid town centre, and able to offer accommodation in high standard cottages with 1 – 3 bedrooms. They also have a basic cottage… Read more
Kolvereid Familiecamping
Abelvær gård is awarded the Norwegian Heritage hallmark, Olavsrosa. Special accommodation in historic surroundings - rooms and apartments. The village… Read more
Abelvær Gård
Foldereid guesthouse is located about an hour's drive east of Rørvik and two hours south of Brønnøysund, and offers accommodation in single / double /… Read more
Foldereid Guesthouse and restaurant
Nice, completely renovated hotel in the heart of Kolvereid city centre, just 20 km from Rørvik city centre. There is Wi-Fi and TV in all rooms.… Read more
Bakkalandet Hotel
At Setran activity farm you can experience a farm holiday. They rent out cabins and holiday houses and you get to enjoy yourself by petting and… Read more
Setran activity farm
Activities and attractions
Get to know the Norwegian coastal culture and industry through exhibitions and historic walks in the museum Norveg, the old trading place Berggården… Read more
Norveg, Kystmuseet i Nord-Trøndelag
Visit the old fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan, a cultural heritage since 2010. In the summertime you may visit the islands by boat. Read more
Visit the fishing-village Sør Gjæslingan
Boat trip in the Namdal coast archipelago and experience SalmoNord modern salmon farm in Bondøya. You will also visit the ancient fishing village… Read more
At Setran activity farm you can experience a farm holiday. They rent out cabins and holiday houses and you get to enjoy yourself by petting and… Read more
Setran activity farm
Would you like to padle kayak in fantastic surroundings along the Namdal coastline? Join Explore Ytre Namdal and discover the islands near Rørvik and… Read more
Explore Ytre Namdal - kayak trip etc.
Experience Norway's most exciting and spectacular island - Leka, beautiful Abelvær, and the protected fishing village of… Read more
Island hopping by bike in Mid-Norway
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    Top attractions in Rørvik and Vikna

    Narrator Theatre in Rørvik city centre in the summer season

    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. 




    • Bus


      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. 

    • Air


      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. 

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    • Express boat

      Express boat

      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 !

    • Hurtigruten (Coastal Express)

      Hurtigruten (Coastal Express)

      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.