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10 Must-do experiences in Gildeskål

10 Must-do experiences while you are visiting Gildeskål

There are many reasons to slow down a bit when you run into Gildeskål. The Top 10 list of Gildeskål includes one of Norway's most spectacular beaches, an unforgettable and not very familiar boat-trip into Beiarfjorden, one of the most traditional medieval churches, and a display center for aquaculture.

Gildeskål Church Site

Gildeskål Church Site

Centuries of cultural history pervade the old church site of Gildeskål. The 12th century medieval stone church with its rich traditions and with its beautiful and distinctive fixtures and furnishings is situated here.

Nordarnøy Coastal Fortress

Nordarnøy Coastal Fortress

German fortress dating from World War II was built in 1941/42.

Langsanden

Langsanden

Langsanden Beach is more than 2 kilometres long, and is surely one of the largest sand beaches you will find here in Norway. The large-scale art project, “SALT” was executed here between 2014 and 2015

Mountain top trips: Sandhornet

Mountain top trips: Sandhornet

From the mountaintop on Sandhornet Mountain (993 above sea level), you can almost see the whole of the Salten region on a clear day.

Pollock Fishing in the Kjellingstraumen

Pollock Fishing in the Kjellingstraumen

The beautiful Kjellingstraumen maelstrom is located 30 km south of Saltstraumen. Although not as well-known as its big brother to the north, it has just as excellent possibilities for Pollack fishing.

Salmon Center Gildeskål

Salmon Center Gildeskål

In the land-based exhibition centre, you can descend into the centre of a huge aquarium (over 10 metres in diameter). There you will be surrounded by salmon that are swimming around you in every direction.

Øya / Langholmen Landscape Protection Ar

Øya / Langholmen Landscape Protection Ar

In the beautiful landscape protection area of Øya / Langholmen at Inndyr, you can stroll along the shoreline in an area with significant botanical values.

The Forgotten Town and Thai House

The Forgotten Town and Thai House

A different time, a different place. Little do passers-by suspect, what is concealed just a few hundred metres away from the Kystriksveien coastal route.

Viewpoint at Ureddplassen

Viewpoint at Ureddplassen

The Uredd Memorial rest area is one of the Nordland coast’s very best places from which to observe both the archipelago and the midnight sun. Ureddplassen is a point of interest along the National Scenic Road Helgelandskysten.

Prestegårdsbutikken (local craft shop)

Prestegårdsbutikken (local craft shop)

Prestegårdsbutikken is a collaboration between five local entrepreneurs, and offer exciting products both manufactured locally, but also imported from exotic places. Located next to the old church site it Inndyr in Gildeskål - a beautiful detour from road 17-Kystriksveien.