Museums along Kystriksveien
Local history collections and village museums can be found along the entire coastal road. Here you will find tools, objects and buildings that tell about life along the most beautiful coast of the world - from the harsh realities of the coastal farmer to the position of the trading centers as centers of power.
Every two years the funniest of the funniest people in Norway meet at Norway's funniest festival at Høylandet with one goal in mind - to maximize the laugh the longest possible. Revue and theater groupes meet from all over the country.
Experience farmed fish close up and visit a sea farm to learn more about sea farming. Situated on the way to Torghatten.
Nevernes Havn - Centre for coastal culture in Helgeland. A multicentre presenting local traditions within agriculture and fishing trades. Situated in beautiful surroundings at Nevernes in Nordland County.
The trading centre at Kjerringøy, north of Bodø, is located idyllic and stands forth as one of Norway’s most important building memorials from the 18-th century. It contains 15 antiquated buildings in a unique setting.
The Norwegian Aviation Museum is Norway’s national aviation museum.
The Norwegian Sawmill museum, Spillum Dampsag & Høvleri, is one of 14 national technical industrial heritages. A visit will take you back to the 1800s and you will see the machines that are still in operation.
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.
Bindal museum has two different locations. The main museum is located at Terråk and the heritage museum you may visit at Vassås. Bindal is known for excelllent boat building and this tradition is showed at the new museum at Terråk.
Nordvika old trade post is located on the island Dønna along the coast of Helgeland, and represents one of the old North Norwegian trading places. A cosy stop while visiting the island Dønna, just a short ferry trip from Sandnessjøen.
Namdalsmuseet is located in the centre of Namsos. The museum contains 24 houses and over 13 000 objects and photos, in different themes.
The Art Museum NordTrøndelag shows changing exhibitions by national and international artists, as well as exhibitions from the museum's permanent collection.
Get to know the Norwegian coastal culture and industry through exhibitions and historic walks in the museum Norveg, the old trading place Berggården and other buildings in Rørvik.
Bygdetunet is situated at the place what once was called Viks most beautiful garden, today nearby Vik church, not far away from the centre of Vik. A pleasent stop along road 17 - Kystriksveien.
Buildings and objects from older days. You get to see different things the farmer- and fishermen used in their everyday life. Velfjord rural museum is situated in beautiful surroundings in Brønnøy County. Just 30-35 min away from Brønnøysund.
Experience the eventful culture and history of 6000 years. This museum is located along the road 17 in Vevelstad. Here you can visit an interesting showroom for the local geology. Vevelstad is a part of Trollfjell Geopark.
The Petter Dass-museum at Alstahaug is The County of Nordland´s millennium site. The museum is dedicated to the heritage of the priest and poet Petter Dass. The highlight of 2020 will be the Petter Dass Event which is held between 11-14 June.
Visit the old fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan, a cultural heritage since 2010. In the summertime you may visit the islands by boat.
Herøy Rural Museum is idyllically situated in the old vicarage on the island Herøy just outside Sandnessjøen, near the ferry port Flostad. With view towards Dønnamannen and the Seven Sisters are the photo subjects here not hard to find.
Trading post from the 1920s shows exhibitions about recent fishing history and the coastal culture of Helgeland. Just a short detour from road 17 in Rødøy.
Brestua is located at Svartisen in Meløy, norways second largest glacier. A great place for a view to Svartisen or a food stop before walking on to the glacier.
German fortress dating from World War II was built in 1941/42.
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
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.
In the beautiful landscape protection area of Øya / Langholmen at Inndyr, you can stroll along the shoreline in an area with significant botanical values.
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.
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.
At the end of the mountain road up to Glomfjellet in Meløy you reach the huge Storglomvass dam, which is the world's largest stone fountain dam. The dam holds incredible 3.5 billion cubic meters of water, or equivalent to about 500 liters of water each to all the inhabitants of the earth!
In the traditional fishing village of Myken, 32 km from themainland, lies the world’s first Arctic whisky distillery.
Grønsvik Coastal Fortress is located right by the traffic hub of Stokkvågen in Lurøy municipality, about a 1-hour drive north of Nesna and 2.5 hours north of Sandnessjøen. Located along road 17 (Kystriksveien).
Travel back in time when visiting Myrvoll Cultural Farm. Located along the fjord Holandsfjorden in Meløy, next to road 17. Experience the old way of farm life along vith art exhibitions.
Skrøyvstadfossen is located along Skrøyvdalsvegen (Fv 776), 25 kilometers northwest of Høylandet in Mid-Norway (Trøndelag). Best time to visit is late spring/early summer or after a rainy period. The waterfall has a free fall of about 60 meters.
The Solstad area has traces of old settlement, probably all the way from the birth of Christ. The trail is suitable for those who want to go for a walk or hike, exercise, enjoy the view, or are curious about local history.
Vega World Heritage Center is located close to Nes on Gardsøya. Through exhibitions and activities you learn about the life of the fish farmer and inhabitants on these islands - and about the background for the world heritage status. Café.
The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum in Bodø takes you on board a voyage into the exciting history of maritime navigation and trade along the Norwegian coast. Our unique preserved Jekt Anna Karoline is the hub of our exhibition.
There are about 200 000 puffins on the island Lovund during the summer. They arrive on the 14.April every year. After months at sea it is time to multiply.
An interesting local museum on the island Træna covering history going back 9000 years. The exhibition Træna Hawaii is telling the story of a brother emigrating to Hawaii in the late 1890 and his sister who stayed on Træna. They never met, but..
A detour from road 17 and to the island Sandhornøya and further on to Inndyr. A great choice if you want to experiences nature and culture / history. The highlights are Langsanden a 2 km long sandy beach and Gildeskål Old church.
The trade post was established in 1794 and is today a small and cosy museum in Ørnes in the Meløy region. Here you can enjoy a couple of interesting exhibitions as well as a nice cafe. The museum is located right next to Ørnes Hotel.
The best way to get to know Bodø is to visit the Bodø Town Museum (Bymuseet). The old and beautiful building from 1903 is situated right in the center. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has changing exhibitions throughout the year.
The Bergh Brygga (wharft) is the heart of Leirfjord Museum. Travel back in time as you visit the old shop with original inventory and merchendise way past its "best before date". This museum will add flavour to your travels along Kystriksveien.
The museum is located in the center of Nesna and has exhibitions that show the trade, fishermen’s rorbu interiors, the traditional Nordland boat, and more.
A small and cosy museum just 17 km off road 17 in Leirfjord. In this old wharft from 1870 you can visit the old shop and an interesting art exhibition. Wangbrygga is located along the river Bardalselva. This is a place to visit for local food.
Dønne's church at Dønna on the Helgeland coast has been named Northern Norway's most beautiful church. Here is Norway's most numerous mausoleum. The church is located close to Dønnes Gård. A tour of the church is something you should do while visiting Dønna.
Saltstraumen Stories is an experience company located in Saltstraumen, Bodø. We develop and offer you activities and experiences based on Saltstraumen's unique natural and cultural history.
Bertnes Geo-Senter is centrally located along Fv 80, 20 km from Saltstraumen and 10 km from Bodø city center. Here you will find beautiful stone products, most of which are self-produced. Also visit Café Mineral, located in the same building.
Jettestuen is an interesteing country store selling beautiful and nostalgic interior items.