Mount Dønnamannen tour suggestion
The Mount Dønnamannen (The Dønna man) is lying with its nose up at the island Dønna outside Sandnessjøen. The starting point(s) are easy to reach with ferry from Sandnessjøen to Dønna. The two different routes are regarded as challenging best suited experienced hikers.
Difficulty level: Challenging, suitable for experienced hikers
Time: 4-6 hours for the return trip
Map/signposting: Well-marked trail, map not required
Elevation: 0 to 858 metres above sea level
Starting points: 2 different starting points. Route 1 and 2 follow the same trail up the mountain, they only differ the 3 starting kms. These routes are at the west-side of the island, while the Teigstad route is now closed because of landslides. Experience in hiking in steep terrain is an advantage.
1. Via Breivika/Hagen.
To get to Breivika drive to Bjørn (where the ferry from Sandnessjøen stops), and then drive towards Solfjellsjøen at the northern part of Dønna. Just before reaching Solfjellsjøen, turn left at the signpost to "Breivika". Drive to the end of the road. Breivika is also a marvellous beach.
2. Via Einvika/Hagen.
If you come from Herøy, Einvika is loacted a few Kms after the Åkviksundet bridge (connecting Herøy and Dønna). From Bjørn at Dønna it is about 15 kms to Einvika - past the Teigstad starting point.
3. Teigstad is now closed