Helgeland is one of the most scenic parts of Norway. For various reasons most visitors to the country ignore it. I may be slightly biased, having grown up in the area, but I challenge you to name a less visited region in Norway that looks this astonishing.
That’s obviously a good thing for the few who actually visit. On second thought, Helgeland is a horrible place. Please ignore the following trip report and keep on going to just Lofoten and Trolltunga instead.
It’s early July when I visit family in Brønnøysund. It’s often a rainy place, but this morning the forecast is perfect summer weather for the next 24 hours or so. I borrow a car and set off on a short road trip to a few nearby islands. They’re always visible on the horizon, but getting to them requires travel by ferry, so it’s all too easy to postpone visiting them.