Petter Dass – a Poet and a Priest

Petter Dass Statue, Sandnessjøen

Alstahaug’s Famous Son: In Sandnessjøen town centre is the portly statue of Petter Dass, a poet and a priest who played a key role in Norway’s cultural history. Petter Dass lived and worked in the borough of  Alstahaug for 18 years and is one of the prominent figures who brought fame to the region. Considered […]

Christmas Eve in Sandnessjøen

Christmas in Norway

Stopping in Sandnessjøen for Christmas Eve Celebrations: Day 10: Bodø – Ørnes – Nesna – Sandnessjøen. After leaving Ørnes, the voyage continues through exciting and colourful waters, sailing through narrow straits bordered by lush farmland along the shores of Helgeland. Nearly every peak of the towering mountains in the background is associated with a local […]

Making it to the Arctic Circle!

Arctic Coastline

Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise – Arctic Circle, Norway: DAY 4: Brønøysund – Sandnessjøen – Nesna – Ørnes – Bodø – Stamsund – Svolvaer. You will have passed the Arctic Circle before the whole ship is fully awake.  The ship will follow the mighty Borvasstindene Mountains before arriving into Bodo, North Norway’s second largest city at 12.30 […]