Northern Norway is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is simple. Make sure you give yourself enough time to explore the incredible range of scenic and cultural wonders this region offers. Roughly 7 miles (11 kilometers) away you'll find Leknes. Set aside a day here to visit the Lofotr Vikingmuseum and Stockfish Museum.
Bodo, is another good place to discover. It is around 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Stamsund and offers a great selection of points of interest, such as Bodin Church, Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum) and Saltstraumen. If you have time to spare, consider checking out Kjerringoy Trading Post and Aspmyra Stadium before returning to Stamsund.
If the weather forecast isn't that great, visit Northern Norway's art museums, nature museums and art galleries. Make the effort to really get to know Northern Norway by learning a little about its past. An enjoyable place to start is with a visit to the area's historically significant traditional villages.
Water-based sports are a popular activity here. When the weather is fine, why not go canoeing or sea kayaking; this region has some great spots for it. Should you hear the call to adventure, follow the lead of active locals and spend the day horse riding or caving.
And at the end of your vacation, pack up your backpack and wish Stamsund "Ha det bra" (farewell).