Getting around Nordland has never been more beautiful
Experience the coast of Nordland by express boat - these summer routes are tailor-made for those who want the true feeling of northern Norway.
Public transport and real stories
The express boat has a long history in this part of northern Norway, and if you wish to discover the real Nordland, you have to experience it from the sea. This is where the culture, tradition, and spirit of Nordland are born and built. And the best part - the express boat is a favorite way of travel for the locals. With some luck and a cup of coffee, you might get some first-hand stories from a local fisherman, or get to know more about life as a mother with young kids, situated on an island far away from the mainland - the place the locals call “værran”.
Simplified transport and enhanced experience
If you buy the Travel Pass Nordland travel card, you can travel as much as you like using both express boat and bus. The travel card costs only NOK 990 for adults and NOK 495 for kids under the age of 16, and it gives you unlimited travel for seven days. For example, hop off the express boat, take one of the regional busses and enjoy some of the many activities the area has to offer, and then catch up with the boat again the next day. The newest express boats, MS Elsa Laula Renberg and MS Regine Normann, are tailor-made for people who want to experience Nordland to its fullest, with easy storage for kayaks and bikes, free onboard Wi-Fi, charging stations and universal design.
Island hopping in Helgeland or simple journey from Bodø to Lofoten? Do like the locals - take the express boat.
Travel Pass Nordland - travel card and mobile app
You can buy Travel Pass Nordland by using the smartphone application called Billett Nordland. If you do so, it will be active from the time of purchase. You can also buy the travel card over the counter as a physical card at a tourist information center, or onboard any Nordlands bus or express boat. In that case it will be active from your first trip. Either way, the card gives you unlimited travel for the next seven days by regional bus, city bus and express boat in all of the county of Nordland.