You pass through farmlands and lush areas on the island’s hospitable eastern side. Past Solsem, the landscape becomes more open and barren, and you get a look at the colourful mountains for which Leka is known.
It is nice to stop and take a side-trip from the main road both while biking or on foot – the impressions become even more intense. You can choose among many hiking trails. From the rest area at Steinstind, you get a splendid view toward the Helgeland islands and the coastal ocean. The best times to experience this is at sunset or sunrise. The outer side of Leka takes on magical colours in the evening light.