Ona Island in the Atlantic Ocean outside the Romsdalsfjord is a traditional fishing village with a permanent population of about 17.

The small island community has two hotels, a summer-restaurant, a yarn shop with a small café  and two pottery workshops.

Visit Northwest

Visit Northwest is the official destination company for the Romsdalsfjord, Romsdal and Nordmøre area.

DID Adventure – Guiding in Møre og Romsdal

Ona Lighthouse and Flatflesa Lighthouse on the Atlantic coast, here DID Adventure can guide you to great adventures. This is from Ona.
Ona Lighthouse and Flatflesa Lighthouse on the Atlantic coast, here DID Adventure can guide you to great adventures. This is from Ona.

DID Adventure in Molde has Møre og Romsdal county as its playground, and knows the area inside out like the back of its hand. They guide e.g. kayak tours, mountain hikes, tours with E-bikes and gravel bikes and other activities.

DID guides throughout the county of Møre and Romsdal, but has an extra heart for Molde, Eikesdalen, the area around Hustadvika and the Atlantic Road, Ona Lighthouse and Romsdalen. DID tailors and makes the entire journey with guides, equipment, accommodation, transport and food according to needs and wishes.

DID adapts the activities so that they are suitable for all ages and levels, and adjusts the activities so that you can explore at your own pace whether you are walking, cycling or paddling.

Regardless of whether you want to charter an expedition vessel, see glaciers and fjords from a helicopter, cycle long or steep, go hiking or explore life under water, DID Adventure arranges everything needed for a safe and memorable experience.

FJORDS NORWAY - View from Ona Lighthouse towards the community on Ona and the Atlantic Coast outside the Romsdalsfjord.
View from Ona Lighthouse towards the community on Ona and the Atlantic Coast outside the Romsdalsfjord.

Ferry on the Atlantic Coast to Ona Island

On the ferry to Ona Island.
On the ferry to Ona Island.

Take a day excursion to Ona Island, or stay over at the Classic Norway Hotel Ona Havstuer or at Onakaia Apartments. The ferry-trip on the Atlantic Coast is an adventure itself, with a beautiful coastline of islands and reefs as a backdrop.

Drive westwards from Molde and take the ferry to the island of Aukra. From Småge, at the western part of Aukra Island, there are several daily boat departures to Ona and other islands nearby.

You can bring your car on the ferry to Ona, but there is no need to bring your car if you go on a day-trip to Ona. You can then lave your car at Småge if you want to. A one-way-ferry-trip will take you around 1.5 hours. Check timetables SMÅGE – ONA at Fram.

Ona Island

Beautiful small wooden houses on the island of Ona.
Beautiful small wooden houses on the island of Ona.

Ona Island is the outermost island on the Atlantic Coast in Romsdal, southwest of the Atlantic Road and northwest of Molde. Ona is the name of the island community which consists of the two islands Ona and Husøya. The two islands are connected with a small bridge. In 2020, the population of Ona increased by as much as 55 percent, from 11 to 17 permanent residents.

Ona Havstuer Apartment Hotel and Onakaia Apartments on the pier at Ona are open all year round. The restaurant and reception is open during summer, and you can rent apartments all year round.

The Yarn Shop To Runde Pinner is located by the pier. There you can drink coffee, they sell knitting products, arrange knitting weekend and gatherings. Brun & Blå Pottery Workshop by the pier is open all year.

Below you can see a 360 panorama from the island of Ona. At the bottom of the panorama, you will find navigation buttons that allow you to “travel” around and focus on places you want to take a closer look at. Some panoramas allow you to “jump” to other locations. The 360 panoramic pictures are provided by 360 Aircam by Arild Solberg.

Since there is no grocery store on the island, you need to buy grocery on Aukra or other grocery stores and bring it with you to the island. Or even better; you can order food from Bunnpris at Harøy and they will send it to you on the ferry to Ona.

NOTE – It happens that the storms are so violent in the fjords and on the Western Coast that the waves strikes far above land. When the storm is at its worst and the large waves strikes land, you need to be careful and keep safe distance to the water! Bare rock face are often very slippery. Remember that approximately every seventh wave is extra big and high! This can vary from place to place, some places the frequency is somewhat lower or higher. It is important to take precautions for this.

FJORDS NORWAY - Ona Island and Lighthouse on the Atlantic Coast outside the Romsdalsfjord.
Ona Island and Lighthouse on the Atlantic Coast outside the Romsdalsfjord.

Ona Lighthouse

Ona Lighthouse is situated on Onakalven which is the highest point on Ona Island. The lighthouse was built in 1867 and is 14.7 meters high (light height of 40 meters) and is made of cast iron. The lighthouse was automated in 1971.

The Lighthouse Keepers Quarters lies on the headland, west of the lighthouse. This is now in private hands and is also functioning as a Pottery Workshop with exhibition and shop; Onakalven Keramikkverksted.

Husøya Island

Husøya Island, one of two islands on Ona.
Husøya Island, one of two islands on Ona.

Husøya is the largest island. On the southernmost part of Husøya, close to the bell tower and the graveyard, there is a beautiful beach which is also a great place for tenting. You can drive your car from the ferry pier at Ona to the campsite, a driving distance of 1.2 kilometer.

There is fresh water from a tap close to the chapel at Husøya, beside the campsite. A new service-building with toilet facilities and water was completed in 2020.

There is also a football court on Husøya. This is one of the oldest football courts in Romsdal. In the old days, in early spring, when the football courts in romsdal still were covered with snow, the football players used to come from Molde and the Romsdal area and play football at Husøya due to the early spring.

Romsdalsfjord – What to See and Do

Litlefjellet in Romsdal.
Litlefjellet in Romsdal.

From snowy mountains to beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. Experience all this in one day due to the short distance from mountains to coast.

Trollstigen, The Troll Wall, Romsdalseggen, Rampestreken and Litlefjellet are great places to visit in the inner part of the Romsdalsfjord, where the fjord meets the spectacular and alpine Romsdal mountains.

Drive to the viewpoint Varden at 407 masl and take in the spectacular Molde Panoramic View towards the Romsdalsfjord and the 222 snowcapped mountains. Ona Island and Ona Lighthouse, The Atlantic Road and Midsundtrappene are attractions facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Travel green to Åndalsnes with Rauma Railway, a wild, beautiful and unique experience regardless of season. From Åndalsnes Railway Station, you can walk straight from the train and over to the Romsdal Gondola that takes you up to the city-mountain Mt Nesaksla and Eggen Restaurant.

From Mt Nesaksla you have a fantastic view towards Isfjorden, down to the Romsdalsfjord and up towards the Romsdalen Valley which you have just experienced from the train ride along the Rauma Railway. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.

Hotels and Accommodation on Ona

Accommodation Ona – Ona Havstuer Apartment Hotel
Accommodation Ona – Onakaia Apartments



Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords. FAQ is an overview of articles that answer the most common questions you have when planning to visit the fjords in Western Norway.

Ona Island and Ona Lighthouse – Map Overview