This deep and narrow fjord arm of the Vistenfjord extends into Lomsdal-Visten is a fine starting point for rewarding shorter walks as well as extended hikes. The Sæterdalen and Laksmarka areas are easily accessible, and the western fjords and mountains of the national park are just a few hours away.
Most travellers arrive at Innervisten by boat. You may disembark at Ausa, which is situated just outside the national park and is a place where some people spend their summer holiday, or continue on to Bønå or Aursletta at the head of the fjord, where only eleven people live year round.
Starting from Ausa, you can choose one of the numerous routes that explore the western part of the national park. Many day excursions as well as longer hikes are available. Hikers can seek shelter at the mountain farm (fjellgården) at Auslia, or find accommodation in one of the unlocked cabins in the area.
From Bønå farm, a great route is to head up the valley of Bønådalen towards Krongelvatnet lake. From there you may take the one- or two-day hike via Sørvassdalen to the town of Mosjøen. While the beginning and end of this route has a visible trail, for most of it you will have to rely on map and compass.
From Aursletta, there is a narrow tidal flow. At high tide it carries saltwater up towards Lakselvvatnet lake, and at low tide it empties back into the sea. Lakselvvatnet is a great starting point for hikes to Laksmarka and Sæterdalen. At Bønå farm you may request a boat shuttle up the tidal flow.
How to get there
Innervisten is easily reached by express boat from Tjøtta or Forvik. You can take a bus to Tjøtta from Sandnessjøen, or a bus to Forvik from Brønnøysund.
Route to the Sjøberg March
An ascent of Snøfjelltind
From Aursletta to Tøymvasshytta cabin
Tverådalen – Bønå
Auslia Mountain farm
To Langvatnet from Ausen
From Storfjordbotn to Langvatnet Lake
A hike up Andalshatten
Accommodation is available at Aarstrand gård in Aursletta, and at Bønå farm, which also offers dining and boat rental. Bønå farm also rents out a cabin and lavvo at Krongelvatnet and Nedre Bønåvatnet lakes.