How to get here

Helnessund is easy to reach, with a direct express boat from Bodø and with a road connetion from the E6. We can also arrange for chartered transportation from Bodø, either by boat or by car / bus (for groups).

Fly to Bodø (intl. flights through Oslo, Gardermoen):

The nearest airport is Bodø - approximately 1,5 hours direct flight from Oslo, Gardermoen.

Both SAS and Norwegian offer low fare, direct flights to Bodø from both Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø, with several departures pr day. 

From Bodø you can take the express boat directly to Helnessund Brygger (1 hour - daily departures, see below).
By taxi there is approx. 5 minutes from the airport to the express boat termional.
Be aware of the express boat schedule before booking your flight (only 1-2 departures pr. day - se schedule with the link below).

Alternatively you can rent a car and drive from Bodø to Helnessund. The trip takes approx. 3,5 hours (drive to Fauske, and follow the directions below).

Express Boat from Bodø / Svolvær (Lofoten):

Daily departures to / from Helnessund with the express boat provides a comfortable and time efficient transportation alternative. This is a 1 hour, beautyful sea voyage from Bodø - or approximately 2,5 hours from Svolvær. See for schedule and booking for the express boat. You can use two routes:   

Bodø - Svolvær - Bodø (Nordlandsekspressen): Daily departures north- and southbound.
Bodø - Helnessund - Bodø: Departures each tuesday, thursday and friday to and from Helnessund.

Book the express boat at least one day in advance, and you are guaranteed to get on board. Booking: or call 177 (from norway). 

The express boat arrives at the dock in Helnessund, right by the accomodation in Helnessund Brygger. Here you may also rent a car, so you are not dependent of driving your own car to Helnessund to be mobile.

By car / bus
Click "veibeskrivelse" on the map to the right, and insert the name of the place you will be travellilng from. You will get a detailed road description all the way to Helnesund Brygger, with an estimated time consumption.


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