Things to do on Nias Island

Adventures and activities on Nias Island
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The most important activity on Nias; the Art of Doing Nothing. Chilling out on a beach on Panjang Island, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

The most important activity on Nias; the Art of Doing Nothing. Chilling out on a beach on Panjang Island, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Cave exploring in Tögi Banua Cave, Alasa sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Cave exploring in Tögi Banua Cave, Alasa sub-district, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Paddle boarding with the 11 ft. Explorer inflatable SUP in Telo Islands which is on the border of North Sumatra between Nias and Mentawai Islands.

Paddle boarding with the 11 ft. Explorer inflatable SUP in Telo Islands which is on the border of North Sumatra between Nias and Mentawai Islands.

One of the highlights of a trip to Nias Island is visiting the traditional villages with a local guide. Hilimondregeraya village, South Nias, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

One of the highlights of a trip to Nias Island is visiting the traditional…

Hammock chill! Nias Island is a great place to realx and chill out. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Hammock chill! Nias Island is a great place to realx and chill out. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Motorbike touring on Nias Island. The main roads along the coast are good, but many of the smaller roads in the interior of the island offers some good off-road adventures. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Motorbike touring on Nias Island. The main roads along the coast are good, but many of the smaller roads in the interior of the island offers some good off-road adventures. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Snorkelling in Tureloto, near Lahewa. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Snorkelling in Tureloto, near Lahewa. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Day trip to Wunga Island off the west-coast of North Nias Regency. On the eastern side of the island is an entrance to the lagoon which is lined with white sandy beaches and swaying palm-trees. Boats can be arranged from nearby Afulu. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Day trip to Wunga Island off the west-coast of North Nias Regency. On the eastern side of the island is an entrance to the lagoon which is lined with white sandy beaches and swaying palm-trees. Boats can be arranged from nearby Afulu. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Locals braving the surf at Toyolawa Beach on the west-coast of North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Locals braving the surf at Toyolawa Beach on the west-coast of North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Visiting Japanese bunkers from WWII overlooking Toyolawa Beach. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Visiting Japanese bunkers from WWII overlooking Toyolawa Beach. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Camping on Lasambo Beach on the west-coast of North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Camping on Lasambo Beach on the west-coast of North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Long-distance sailors anchored in Lahewa Harbour. Lahewa is an increasingly popular port of call for sailors on the west-coast of Sumatra. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Long-distance sailors anchored in Lahewa Harbour. Lahewa is an increasingly popular port of call for sailors on the west-coast of Sumatra. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli is a great place to learn about Nias culture, history and traditions. Photo by Bjorn Svensson.  www.visitniasisland.com

Nias Heritage Museum (Museum Pusaka Nias) in Gunungsitoli is a great place to learn about Nias culture, history and traditions. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Beach Yoga at Puri Asu Resort. Asu Island, off the westcoast of Nias Island, Indoneseia.

Uncrowded surfing in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia and home to the legendary waves Asu and Bawa. Puri Asu Resort is a fully equipped surf camp based on Asu Island in the Hinako Islands.

The Batu Islands (Telos) is a group of islands south of Nias, which falls under South Nias administration. Apart from world class surfing it has some very good reefs for snorkelling and freediving

The Batu Islands (Telos) is a group of islands south of Nias, which falls under South Nias administration. Apart from world class surfing it has some very good reefs for snorkelling and freediving

Australian kite surfer with friendly locals on La'fau Beach in North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Australian kite surfer with friendly locals on La'fau Beach in North Nias Regency. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

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