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Sandnessjoen, on the west coast of Nordland, Norway, is a small coastal town close to the Arctic Circle. The whole area is incredibly scenic. Skerries, fjords and islands break up the coast. Boat tours and island hops offer unforgettable views and local adventures. Visitors also enjoy fishing and bicycling. Many come to Sandnessjoen to climb the breathtaking 'Seven Sisters' mountain range, De Syv Sostre. Most hikers take the ridge route, climbing without heavy technical gear, but do not expect an easy stroll. You may enjoy a drive along the beautiful hilly Helgeland coast, taking the hairpin turns carefully in a hired car. There are reputable car hire businesses in the city and at the airport. Stroll the streets of this charming town while you enjoy surprisingly warm weather, thanks to the mighty Gulf Stream current which carries warm tropical water all the way to the Arctic along this coast.
The city itself celebrates a famous resident, Petter Dass the well-loved 17th century poet and clerygman. You can visit the Alsathaug Church, where the Lutheran Church appointed him parish priest in 1689, and the rectory where he lived. Petter Dass was the most important Norwegian poet of his day. Inspired by the landscape, he wrote Nordlands Trompet (The Trumpet of Nordland). He also wrote religious texts and hymns, some of which are still in use.
Stokka Airport Sandnessjoen is located approximately 7km / 4 miles from the middle of town. Driving from the airport to a Sandnessjoen hotel should take about 10 minutes. There are Europcar car hire desks in both the airport and in town, and the Rico Hotel runs a shuttlebus.