The port of Nesna on the Helgeland Coast in Norway


Nesna is an idyllic and tranquil former trading post.

Nesna is a municipality in Nordland county and part of the Helgeland region. The scenic surroundings comprise the islands of Hugla, Handnesøya and Tomma. Our ships arrive twice a day, but unfortunately, we do not stop long enough here for you to take a walk. Still, from deck you can see locals embark and disembark, and mail and cargo getting loaded on and off the ship – a part of everyday life along the coast.


Nesna was established as a municipality in 1838. It originates from a parish, which in turn is named after the old Nesna farm (Old Norse: Nesnar), since the first church was built there. The name is derived from the word nes which means 'headland'.