Nevernes, Brønnøy municipality

Nevernes is situated on Fv76, about 40 km east of the town of Brønnøysund. The visitors’ centre is open in the summer, with exhibitions and events. There’s also toilet and showever facilities (whole year, free use). From Nevernes you can take the boat across the Velfjord to, for example, Storbørja on the northern shore or Børjeøra on the southern shore. Boat shuttle can be arranged from Neverenes. From Børjeøra you can hike the marked path to Strompdalen and Lomsdalen, both of which have cabins that offer accommodation. From Storbørja you can hike through Børjedalen to Tøymvasshytten cabin, before continuing on to Lakselvvatnet lake or through the valley of Henriksdalen. Other good starting points in Brønnøy are Tosbotn, Langfjorden and Storfjordbotn.

Nevernes harbour. Gateway to Lomsdal-Visten with Storbørja. Photo Nevernes Havn.

Innervisten and Austerfjorden, along the Sjøbergmarsj-trail. Photo Carl Norberg.

Forvik, Vevelstad municipality

This municipal centre is situated on Rv17. From the quay you can take the express boat into the Vistenfjord, to Bønå or Aursletta. From Bønå there is a marked trail to Krongelvatnet lake, where you can spend the night in an open turf hut (goahti). From Aursletta there is a trail to Lakselvvatnet lake, onwards to Tøymvatnet where there is a cabin, and to Storbørja. Other good starting points in Vevelstad include Visthus, Kilen, Ausa and Andalsvåg.

Stavassdalen, Grane municipality

Stavassdal is an 11 km drive southwest of Trofors, the centre of Grane municipality, or an 8 km walk along the old road, Stavassveg. In Stavassdal there is a reconstructed mountain farm that offers accommodation and where you can also pitch a tent. From Stavassdalen you can hike to Blåfjellet/Storklumpen, at 1230 metres the highest peak in the national park. Alternatively take the trail to Stavvatnet lake and Stavassætra, where there is a cabin, continuing on to Eiterådal. A more demanding hike without marked trails takes you via Måsskardet or Feitskardet pass to Elgviddevatnet lake. Other good starting points in Grane include Gåsvatnet lake and Tosfjellet.

Stavassgården. Photo Carl Norberg.

Stavassdalen, Grane municipality

Stavassdal is an 11 km drive southwest of Trofors, the centre of Grane municipality, or an 8 km walk along the old road, Stavassveg. In Stavassdal there is a reconstructed mountain farm that offers accommodation and where you can also pitch a tent. From Stavassdalen you can hike to Blåfjellet/Storklumpen, at 1230 metres the highest peak in the national park. Alternatively take the trail to Stavvatnet lake and Stavassætra, where there is a cabin, continuing on to Eiterådal. A more demanding hike without marked trails takes you via Måsskardet or Feitskardet pass to Elgviddevatnet lake. Other good starting points in Grane include Gåsvatnet lake and Tosfjellet.

Eiterådalen, Vefsn municipality

Eiterådalen, situated a half-hour’s drive from the town of Mosjøen, is an excellent gateway to Lomsdal-Visten Nation Park, with a number of excellent trail heads. From Sandvikbakken you can hike into Skjørlegda on a day hike or on a longer trek to Indre Visten. You can seek shelter at the mountain farm (Fjellgården) or in Sæterskardhytta cabin, both of which are unlocked, or arrange to rent the cabin owned by the local fishing and hunting association (Vefsn jeger- og fiskeforening).

Holmen gård offers accommodation and dining, and is an excellent base for hikes into Skjærlegda over Holmfjellet. From Stormoio there is a trail and partially cairn-marked route to Visttinden. From the unlocked cabin at Langskarnasen, you can hike to Stavassdalen in Grane municipality, or via Måsskardet and Velfjordskardet passes to Lomsdalen.

Sarvejælla – the Sámi gateway from Grane

The Sámi people’s use of the area that is now a national park has a long history, and the entire area is still used as grazing lands for their reindeer herds. Sarvejælla (Gåsvassdalen) is a gateway that highlights this cultural history. Sarve means moose, and jælla is a flat open valley; these Sámi words are used in combination with others to refer to places in the area that extend from Tosenvegen through Gåsvassdalen to Elgvidda. The gateway itself is situated on Fv76, about 8 km from the highway E6 junction. A 3.2 km trail to Sarvejællanjaevrie is signposted and has wooden walkways, an easy walk that is suitable for entire family. At Sarvejællanjaevrie, Statskog has a cabin that can be rented. All hikers may freely borrow the boat there. Both Sarvejællanjaevrie and Gåstjønna offer excellent fishing!

Skiing at lake Sarvejællanjaevrie. Photo Carl Norberg.