The remote Norwegian town of Sandnessjøen stands on the island of Alsta off the eastern coast about halfway up. The island is connected to the mainland by Rv17, via a long causeway and the spectacular Helgeland suspension bridge. Explore the full extent of this island and hire a car in Sandnessjøen. Visit the eastern half of Alsta, a genuine wilderness area dominated by the Seven Sisters mountains that reach over 3,500ft. At the southern tip of the island you’ll find the pretty old village of Tjøtta on its own tiny island that has prehistoric mounds, stones and cairns.