Sandnessjøen is situated in the Helgeland region in Nothern Norway. The 4.0-square-kilometre (990-acre) town has a population (2013) of 5,930.
Aproximately 10 km south of Sandnessjøen you find Sandnessjøen airport, Stokka. The airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8 aircraft connecting the community to Bodø, Trondheim and Oslo, and have stopovers in Brønnøysund, Mo i Rana and Mosjøen.
There is an express boat service from Bodø every day. In addition, the coastal steamer Hurtigruten arrives at 03:45 AM (northbound) and 12:30 PM (southbound) every day.