Top things to do in Nordland Coast

Top Choice Cafe in Saltstraumen

Kafe Kjelen

On a promontory overlooking the maelstrom, this warm and wonderful little cafe is gorgeous. Run by the same family since 1955, it does a simple menu that includes local fish, pastries and real specialities worth try…
Top Choice Museum in Sandnessjøen

Petter Dass Museum

Even if you've never heard of the medieval Norwegian poet Petter Dass (1647–1707), don't miss this stunning museum at Alstahaug south of Sandnessjøen. Dass lived here for the last 18 years of his life and the museum…
Top Choice Mountain in Brønnøysund

Torghatten

A dramatic local landmark rears up from Torget island, some 15km south of Brønnøysund. The peak, pierced by a hole 160m long, 35m high and 20m wide, is accessed from its base by a good 20-minute walking track. The b…
Top Choice International in Bodø

Roast

High above the city on a 17th-floor perch in the Scandic Havet hotel, Roast is true to its name – you could play around with different tastes but you really must order the roast board, with its different meats (ribs…
Top Choice Homewares in Vega

Utværet Lånen

In the Vega Archipelago, on the island of Lånen around 30km northwest of the main Vega island, Utværet Lånen sells mittens, pillows, duvets and other products filled with eiderdown – both exceptionally warm and smoo…
Top Choice Deli in Brønnøysund

Lokalmatbutikken

This gem of a place is both grocery store and delicatessen selling locally produced food products (think cheeses, spices and craft beers), and a fine little cafe where you can sample the local produce. On Friday and…
Top Choice Norwegian in Brønnøysund

Restaurant Sagastua

Exquisite tastes, professional service and artful presentation make this one of the best places to eat in this part of the country. The fish dishes are particularly memorable but the steaks, too, are perfectly cooke…
Top Choice Museum in Vega

E-huset

In the tiny fishing hamlet of Nes, this delightful, engagingly informative small museum celebrates the eider duck and the way the birds were nurtured as domestic pets, when they returned – each one to its very same …
Natural Feature in Saltstraumen

Saltstraumen Maelstrom

The Saltstraumen Maelstrom is one of Norway's more unusual natural occurrences, which is guaranteed to occur four times every 24 hours. At the 3km-long, 150m-wide Saltstraumen Strait, the tides cause one fjord to dr…
Museum in Bodø

Kjerringøy Trading Post

At Kjerringøy, some 40km north of Bodø, the entrepreneurial Zahl family established an important trading station in the 19th century. The trading post provided local fishing families with supplies in exchange for th…