The magic Helgeland coast

Helgeland Coast by Hennie Blomsma, Hurtigruten

The Helgeland part of the Norwegian coast

is characterized by spectacular mountains and the shallow lowland area «Strandflaten», sometimes just above the sea surface, and sometimes just below the surface, with thousands of tiny islands and some large islands with unique mountains, such as the characteristic Torghatten mountain outside the tiny Bronnoysund town on the southern part of the Helgeland coast. There is a hole right through the Torghatten mountain – a famous landmark by the coast. The hole was carved out during the Scandinavian ice age. It is 160 m (520 ft) long, 35 m (115 ft) wide, and 20 m (66 ft) high.

Cruise Hurtigruten by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian Coast

Arctic Circle Monument at the Helgeland Coast by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Arctic Circle Monument at the Helgeland Coast

The best way to see the Helgeland coast is on a cruise:

The authentic, Norwegian Hurtigruten ships sail through this amazing scenery on the southbound journey between Kirkenes and Bergen.

If you get up early you will see the Svartisen glacier, departing from the tiny village of Ornes, you will see spectacular islands, beautiful settlements, and the famous 7 sisters mountain peaks just south of the Arctic town of Sandnessjoen. During the main summer season you can join a land excursion to the beautiful, exotic UNESCO Vega archipelago.

Cruise packages with the magic Helgeland coast:
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord – 12 nights
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord – 8 nights
The Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise package – 8 nights
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights – 7 nights
Highlights of the Norwegian Coast – 11 nights

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What our customers say:

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States