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Getting There & Away

Widerøe (www.wideroe.no) has direct flights to Oslo, Bodø, Trondheim, Mo i Rana and Mosjøen.

Bus destinations from Sandnessjøen include Brønnøysund (340kr, three hours, daily except Sunday), Mosjøen (215kr, 1¾ hours, three to five daily except Saturday) and Mo i Rana (340kr, 2¾ hours, one to three services daily).

The Hurtigruten coastal ferry pulls in twice a day, while ferries also go from here to Brønnøysund, Træna and Vega – the tourist office has the latest timetables.