Sandnessjøen is a village on the 54 km² island of Alsten in the Norwegian municipality of Alstahaug , approx. 50 km south of the Arctic Circle . Sandnessjøen is part of Fylke Nordland . The place Sandnessjøen has about 5,700 inhabitants and is located in the north of the island. The second largest town in the municipality is Tjøtta .
Sandnessjøen is the landing stage for the Hurtigruten ships. The sandnessjøen airport is situated 10 kilometers to the southwest. The island is connected to the mainland by the Helgelandsbrücke ( Helgelandsbrua ).
- Helgelandsbrua, a bridge with a length of 1,073 m and a height of 45 m, formerly a toll road . Today it is free of charge.
- De 7 Søstre ( The Seven Sisters ), a mountain range with seven peaks south of the village of Sandnessjøen. According to legend, there were seven virgins who prostrated themselves exhausted after being persecuted by King Hestmannen . At sunrise they turned to stone. The legend belongs to the legend about the Torghatten .
sons and daughters of the town
Personalities associated with the city
- Erwin Bowien (1899–1972), German painter and author. From 1954 regular painting stays in his hut "Bettina-Bo" on the island
- Bettina Heinen-Ayech (* 1937), German painter. Accompanied your teacher Erwin Bowien on his painting trips.
- Tourist association website (Norwegian, English and German)
- Municipality of Sandnessjøen in the store norske leksikon
- Tettsted Sandnessjøen in the store norske leksikon
- sandnessjoen.com - local portal for Sandnessjøen and Alstahaug
- Erwin Bowien: The beautiful game between spirit and world. My painter life. Ed .: Bettina Heinen-Ayech and Freundeskreis Erwin Bowien. U-Form Verlag, Solingen 1995, ISBN 3-88234-101-7 , p. 96 to 98 .
- Bettina Heinen-Ayech and Ulrike Frederick: Erwin Bowien (1899-1972). Catalog raisonné-Werkoverzicht. Ed .: Bettina Heinen-Ayech and the Freundeskreis Erwin Bowien eV U-Form Verlag, Solingen 1999, ISBN 3-88234-103-3 .