Sandnessjøen – gateway to the Helgeland Coast - Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

UNESCO-listed Vega Archipelago


Price from $441

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



5 hours


Read practical information below

A couple explore the Vega Heritage Centre on the UNESCO-listed Vega Islands in Norway
  • Enjoy views of the beautiful UNESCO-listed Vega Archipelago by boat.

  • Visit the Vega World Heritage Center, which charts the islands’ history.

  • Learn about the traditional industry of eider duck down harvesting.

  • Savor a complimentary hot drink and local snack in the café.

Discover this hidden gem on a tour of the UNESCO-listed islands of Vega, which sit south of the Arctic Circle. Venture from Sandnessjøen by boat, through the cluster of islands, islets, and reefs, while our guide explains the fascinating culture of this coastal landscape and its people.

We’ll land at Gardsøy and visit the Vega World Heritage Center, which highlights this 1,500-year-old tradition that is unique to the area. The islanders act as bird guardians for the migrating eider ducks that nest here. They build tiny ‘houses’ for the animals. After the hatchlings have moved out, they collect the highly prized eider down.

At the heritage center, you’ll journey from Stone Age settlements to modern-day fish farming through exhibits and a short film. Admire gorgeous views from the café while enjoying a hot drink and local snack.

We’ll sail back along the idyllic Helgeland coast and end our journey in Brønnøysund.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Sandnessjøen

  • Embarking port: Brønnøysund

  • Available: June 10 - September 9

  • Transportation: Boat

  • Meals: Local fruit drink, coffee, tea and local snack

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing