You will find some of Norway's most spectacular mountains along the coastal route. Visit the Torghatten Mountain, with the famous hole that you can walk through. Outside Sandnessjøen you can hike in the Seven Sisters mountain range.
Torghatten, and its distinctive hole going clear through the mountain is widely known, both here in Norway and internationally. The saga tells us that it was the Horseman’s arrow (Hestmannen is the Norwegian name of the mountain) that created the hole, whereas geologists have ascertained that it was ice erosion that carved out the impressive hole. Nowadays, it is very easy to bike or drive to Torghatten from Brønnøysund.
Heilhornet is Southern Helgeland’s highest mountain and is located in Bindal municipality. The route is well marked from the parking area north of Kjelleidet, and takes about 5 to 7 hours at a moderate pace. The route is for experienced hikers with some steep/airy sections towards the peak.
There are daily passenger ferry departures (except on Sundays) at 6:45 from Sandnessjøen allowing you to stop at the island of Rødøy and climb the well known peak, Rødøyløva (return in the evening). Allow 3 - 4 hours for the hike – a nice trip for both young and old. Magnificent views – and a breathtaking 400 m vertical drop on one side !
The Mount Dønnamannen (The Dønna man) is lying with its nose up at the island Dønna outside Sandnessjøen. The starting point(s) are easy to reach with ferry from Sandnessjøen to Dønna. The 3 different routes are regarded as challenging best suited experienced hikers.
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