Famous landmarks, thousands of islands, and plenty of activities along the way. Welcome to beautiful Kystriksveien!
The coastal route Kystriksveien stretches a total of 650 kilometres between Steinkjer in Trøndelag and Bodø in Northern Norway. Along the way, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle and enter the land of the midnight sun – or northern lights. Most of the road is a Norwegian Scenic Route.
Along the way you can visit famous landmarks like the mountains Torghatten and De syv søstre (The seven sisters), The UNESCO listed Vega Islands, the Svartisen glacier, and the world strongest maelstrom, Saltstraumen.
For an active holiday, rent (or bring) a bike. Most towns and some of the islands offer bike rental, and there is no charge for bikes on the local ferries.
Speaking of ferries – you’ll take at least six of them, more if you visit some of the islands. For the best experience, estimate at least five days for your trip.
Get in-depth travel information on Kystriksveien’s official website.
Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home along Kystriksveien.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Kystriksveien offers.
You can travel Kystriksveien by busses, express boats and ferries.
The Nordland Line from Trondheim stops at several stations between Steinkjer and Bodø.
From Lofoten, you can take the ferry from Moskenes to Bodø and drive eastwards to Fv17.
An extensive network of express boats, as well as the coastal express Hurtigruten, take you to many destinations along the Coastal Route.
On the Kystriksveien itself, you’ll make six ferry crossings. Reservations are not necessary, but in the high season, you should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Trondheim Airport is located 100 kilometres south of Steinkjer and has good domestic and international flight connections.
If you want to start in the north, Bodø Airport has good domestic flight connections.
You can also fly to the airports Namsos, Rørvik, Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen.
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