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The Helgeland coast and the Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters mountain range is a stunning chain of mountain peaks, set within the gorgeous Norwegian landscape of sculptural mountains and thousands of islands.
Hiking in Helgeland - the Seven Sisters - Helgeland, Norway
Emil Sollie Brixton Frames /Helgeland Reiseliv
If you find mountains, islands, lakes and beaches attractive chances are good you’ll fall for the charm of Helgeland. Read about what makes the hiking trails here so great.

Land of the Midnight Sun

By visiting in the summer months, you can have the benefit of being able to hike for as long as you want and not have to start the hike at five in the morning. This is because Helgeland is located just below the Arctic Circle, which allows it to have continuous sunlight for several weeks at a time in the summer. This means you have the time to hike at your own pace and admire the beautiful surroundings for as long as you want.
Kayaking Vega - Helgeland
Anton Ligaarden / Visitnorway.com

Hiking Highlights

A visit to the island of Vega

Islands may not be the first thing to come to mind when planning a hiking trip. Vega, however, in addition to offering excursions to sandy beaches and lakes, you have the possibility to experience hiking to “Trollvasstind” - a mountain that rises 800 meters over sea level.

The Highest Mountain Top

Oksskolten (”the bull’s head”)
Standing at 1916 MAMSL, the “head of the bull” proudly rises above anything else in Northern Norway and poses a challenge for the experienced hiker ready to spend half a day hiking in tough terrain for the reward of some spectacular views!
Hiking trails Helgeland
Thomas T. Kleiven / Visitnorway.com

Unprecedented Beauty

While hiking throughout Helgeland, you will experience almost every kind of nature scenery possible. Not only do the various hiking trails go right beside shimmering lakes, but they also pass by fields of flowers, flowing streams and waterfalls, towering mountains, outstretching coastline, and more. So whatever scenery you like, chances are the Helgeland hiking trails have them. All of this and more is what makes the various hiking trails in Helgeland the perfect option for any traveler. See what else hiking in Norway offers!
The Seven Sisters - Helgeland, Norway
Sigrid Haarberg /Www.Visithelgeland.Com

The Seven Sisters Mountain peaks

The Seven Sisters are a mountain range stretching over 10 km, and it’s one of Norway’s most popular hiking destinations – so if you’re visiting Norway hoping to explore the mountaineering and hiking the country is known for, you’re in luck!
Known in Norwegian as ‘De Syv Søstre’, the mountain range includes seven mountain peaks:
  • Botnkrona at 1,072 meters
  • Grytfoten at 1,019 meters
  • Skjæringen at 1,037 metres
  • Tvillingene (The Twins) at 945 and 980 meters
  • Kvasstinden at 1,010 metres
  • Breitinden at 910 meters
Botnkrona, the highest of the Seven Sisters, offers the most extensive panoramic view. From the top of the mountain peak, you’ll be treated to a stunning view of the Vega Archipelago, Mount Torghatten, and the hills of Trøndelag. To the east, you’ll see the Oksskolten mountain, which is the highest mountain peak in the north of Norway. On the northern side, the splendid Svartisen glacier will be visible, and on sunny days, you can also see the Lofoten mountains in the distance.
On the top of the mountain - The Seven sisters - Helgeland, Norway
Emil Sollie Brixton / Frames Helgeland Reiseliv

Hiking the Seven Sisters

Hiking the Seven Sisters is suitable for reasonably experienced hikers. The Seven Sisters may not be the best option for families or people that are relatively new to hiking, as these are fairly challenging hikes best suited to fit adults. The entire hiking trip can take between 10-15 hours depending on your experience and fitness level. The climb to each mountaintop can be challenging, but when you’ve reached the peak, you’ll receive an instant reward in the stunning panoramic view of the fjord landscape surrounding you.
Completing the hike of all seven peaks of the Seven Sisters is a challenge taken on by both local hikers and travelers to Norway. You can get a detailed description of the hiking routes at the local tourist information office, and in fact, anyone who manages to complete the hike of all seven peaks is awarded a special certificate for their efforts.
Offering stunning views of the spectacular Helgeland Coast, the Seven Sisters are an unmissable attraction for those interested in nature or photography.
Terje Rakke/ Visithelgeland.Com

The Helgeland coast and Helgeland

The Helgeland coastline is the longest stretch among the 18 national tourist roads in Norway. From mountain peaks and cascading glaciers to the archipelago and lush coasts. The Helgeland Coast is a journey of contrasts, where you will experience close contact with the coast, glaciers, and a beautiful cultural landscape with a lot of history. 
Helgeland has a wide range of natural attractions and activities. Here you´ll find Norway’s second-largest glacier Svartisen, which has 60 glacier tongues and covers a full 370 km2. At just 20 m above sea level, it is the lowest glacier in mainland Europe, making it easily accessible for hikes and nature-based experiences.
Helgelandskysten
Tonje Brattås

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