Mosjøen, the oldest town in Helgeland, is situated at the foot of Øyfjellet, where the rivers Vefsna and Skjerva join and flow into the Vefsnfjord. The town is known for its music scene and café life, the historic Sjøgata street lined with 19th-century wooden houses, the Øyfjellgrotta cave, the Helgeland Stairs and the Via Ferrata that ascend Øyfjellet, and the zip-line that sends people soaring down. The town has a beach and excellent nearby hiking areas.
Mosjøen lies along highway E6. The town has a train station and an airport.
For driving directions, see Google Maps
To plan your journey here by train, bus or plane, please visit Entur.no
- Mo i Rana
Distances and driving times by car:
From Mo i Rana: 87 km, 1 hour and 15 minutes
From Sandnessjøen: 64 km, 1 hour
From Brønnøysund: 154 km, 2 hours and 30 minutes
From Bodø, via highway E6: 315 km, 4 hours and 30 minutes
From Trondheim, via highway E6: 389 km, 5 hours and 30 minutes
Good dining and comfortable accommodation
Mosjøen has a large selection of good restaurants and charming cafes, most of which are situated on or near Sjøgata street. The town offers varied accommodation, from historic hotels to guesthouses and camping sites.
Highlights and adventures
Mosjøen offers activities and adventures for every taste. You can stroll along the historic Sjøgata street, finding the café of your choice, explore the heights of Øyfjellet, or your whole family can enjoy the varied fun at Trollvar Nature Park.
Explore the area
HTS Mosjøen – charter tours throughout Nordland
HTS Mosjøen offers charter tours in comfortable buses with experienced drivers. With a base in the town of Mosjøen, HTS offers tailored scenic tours throughout Nordland County.
Welcome to Helgeland and welcome to Aspnes Camping, beautifully situated by Fustvatnet lake, 13 km north of the town of Mosjøen.
Blomsterbua Food & Wine in Mosjøen
On Sjøgata, the historic street in the heart of Mosjøen, you will find Blomsterbua Food & Wine. This cosy and beautifully decorated restaurant is suitable for every occasion.
Nature-based experiences with Hi North
Hi North is a total supplier of different experiences throughout Helgeland, and is more than happy to tailor your trip to your wishes. Experience the spectacular nature that awaits you in Helgeland!
At Vefsna Lodge you will find Emmas Kammers (Emma’s Chamber), a restaurant that offers delicious homemade meals for groups of 6–30 people.
At the heart of Nordland County, in the geographic middle of Norway, is the friendly town of Mosjøen. On Storfjellet, right near Øyfjellet just outside town center, is Northern Norway’s most spectacular zip-line.
Guest Houses in the historic area in Mosjøen
Visitors are welcome to stay in one of the historic houses on Sjøgata street. The apartments offered are furnished in the old style but fully-equipped. Renting accommodation here will give you a good feel for a time that was less hurried – while enjoying all the comforts and amenities we have come to expect today.
Galleri Stokland in Mosjøen
In a charming wooden house from 1852, on Sjøgata street in the historic heart of Mosjøen, you will find Galleri Stokland. On display are colourful artworks, knitwear, glass and ceramics by creative local craftsmen and artists.
Dog-sledding in scenic surroundings
If you’re looking for a truly exotic wilderness adventure, we offer dog-sledding in magnificent scenery in cooperation with Granåsen Huskies. This company really know the mountain wilderness near Mosjøen. On this shared adventure you may well make new friends, four-legged as well as two-legged!
An evening wilderness adventure with a taste of Sámi culture
Come along for a wilderness adventure in Helgeland. With the moon and perhaps the glow of the Northern Lights illuminating our way, and equipped with headlights if needed, Hi North will guide you on a magical adventure!
Gilles Café & Music
This charming cultural café in Mosjøen is located at the “beginning” of Sjøgata. It offers delicious food and coffee, as well as various concerts for all ages throughout the year.
Kjemsåsen ski resort
With slopes catering to all levels, Kjemsåsen Alpine Center is the perfect destination for families looking for a fun and adventurous ski experience. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned skier, or a future alpinist, Kjemsåsen has something for everyone. Let the kids learn on the gentle children’s slope, while older beginners enjoy the rolling green run and the seasoned skiers test their skills on the challenging red and black run.
An exciting half-day rafting adventure at Trofors with RiverNorth
RiverNorth’s most popular excursion is the Half-Day Rafting Adventure. You get to challenge big waves – and see if you’re brave enough to dive from a cliff!
Trollvar Nature Park
Trollvar Nature Park is beautifully situated between three rivers, about 7 km from Mosjøen town centre. One of the highlights is the Troll Seat, where a troll is said to have waited for more than a hundred years for a bowl of sour-cream porridge, but in vain.
Toppen Panorama Mosjøen – in tranquil surroundings
Toppen Panorama, a hotel in Mosjøen that is open during the summer, offers a panoramic view of both this coastal town and the nearby fjord. Guests here enjoy tranquillity and scenic surroundings, and yet are only a few minutes’ drive away from the centre of Mosjøen
Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen
Fru Haugans Hotel, renowned for maintaining its time-honoured traditions, is a proud member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants of Norway. It is situated at the end of Sjøgata street, the historic heart of Mosjøen.
Kulturverkstedet Mosjøen – A cultural workshop
The cultural workshop in the old town, Sjøgata in Mosjøen, is a unique environment where past and present blend together.
Mosjøen Via Ferrata – The first in northern Norway
At the heart of Nordland County, in the geographic middle of Norway, is the friendly town of Mosjøen. Here you can join Hi North on an exhilarating mountain adventure on the world’s northernmost via ferrata. Take the challenge and feel the satisfaction as you reach the summit!
A guided snowmobile adventure with Hi North
Go on an exciting winter adventure in the magnificent snow-covered mountains of Helgeland. The guided excursion explores several of the most beautiful mountain areas as we speed along Helgeland’s extensive snowmobile trails.
A dog-sledding adventure with Hi North
We invite you on an exotic winter adventure: to have a team of Alaskan huskies pull your sled, speeding through the snow-covered mountains. Their enthusiasm is contagious!
Guided snowshoe trip from Mosjøen
You don’t need skis to explore Helgeland’s pristine winter landscape. Snowshoeing is a fun and different way to hike the forests and mountains. On this excursion, our experienced guide will lead you through a forest in which the trees are decorated with sparkling snow crystals.
Hunting the Northern Lights with Hi North
Join us on a hunt, an adventure into the night darkness beyond the bright lights of villages and towns. Suddenly you may see curtains or rays dancing across the night sky!
Laksforsen nature and cultural gallery tells the history of the Salmon River Vefsna, specifically its use and recreation close to one of Norway’s most fantastic waterfalls. You’ll find the gallery in the lower floor of Laksforsen café, approximately 30 km south of Mosjøen and approximately 8 km north of Trofors in Grane.
A guided skiing trip up to Rabothytta cabin
You are invited to join us on an excursion to Rabothytta, one of Norway’s most impressive cabins. Given its dramatic location, perched at the edge of Okstindbreen glacier at 1200 metres altitude, and its elegant architecture, it is no wonder that this is one of Helgeland’s favourite hiking destinations. On clear days your panorama includes several legendary mountains on the Helgeland coast.
A ski trek in the Børgefjell National Park
Put on your skis and join us for a truly challenging wilderness adventure. We invite you on a very special cross-country ski expedition in the Børgefjell National Park!
An exciting family rafting trip with RiverNorth
Join the fun activities, on the river and on shore, with RiverNorth at Trofors!
Jacobsenbrygga and the folk museum in Mosjøen
The Vefsn Museum has numerous exhibitions at several locations in and around the town of Mosjøen. These focus on everything from rural life and urban history, to weapons smuggling and the work of the Norwegian resistance during Nazi Germany’s World War II occupation. You can also join a guided tour of the historical street Sjøgata, which is lined with 19th-century houses.
In 1885, Ellen Haugan acquired a reputation for good food and excellent service. Today the family-run hotel that carries her name is renowned for a menu that combines the very best ingredients of Northern Norway with culinary impulses from throughout the world.
Laksforsen – Generations of tratidional food
Laksforsen is situated in Grane by highway E6, with a breathtaking panoramic view of a beautiful waterfall.
Tipperary actually consists of three different establishments in a restaurant house that stands on a pleasant pedestrian street in the heart of Mosjøen.
Christmas weekend in Mosjøen
In the second weekend of December, the town of Mosjøen invites you to a heart-warming Christmas experience! The friendly town decorates the charming wooden houses of its historic town centre with lights, and fills its streets with music and elves! Explore booths where craftsmen and merchants offer their wares, warm yourself before the fire in a lavvo, and dine on traditional Norwegian Christmas fare.
A guided ice fishing trip with Hi North
Hi North knows where you’ll find the lakes that offer the best fishing in Helgeland. All you have to bring is warm winter clothes, patience and a positive attitude; combined with our expert guide’s detailed local knowledge, a good catch is almost guaranteed!
A weekend of snowmobiling in Helgeland
Treat yourself to a spectacular, fast-paced winter adventure in the magnificent wilderness near Mosjøen. Fru Haugans Hotel offers these weekend adventures in close collaboration with GoExtreme, whose guides know this beautiful landscape like the back of their hand. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Northern Norway’s oldest hotel before heading for the scenic mountains of Hattfjelldal. And at days end, we’ll have a delicious three-course dinner waiting for you in Restaurant Ellen.
Mosjøen Hotel is a cosy little hotel conveniently situated along highway E6, just 1.5 km from the Mosjøen town centre. Being within easy reach of many sights and attractions, it is an excellent base for day excursions along the coast and into the inland wilderness.
Kvitneset Camping – Rorbu cabins and boat rentals in scenic surroundings
Kvitneset Camping in Leirfjord municipality offers accommodation in scenic surroundings by a secluded fjord. Guests enjoy a beautiful view of the fjord and the Seven Sisters mountains.
Øyfjellgrotta – A cave adventure near Mosjøen
Øyfjellgrotta is a 500 meter long limestone cave in a mountain that towers over the scenic town of Mosjøen. The experienced guides of Hi North invite you to book an unforgettable tour of the cave.
A winter safari with dog-sledding, snowmobiling and winter fun
From our base in Mosjøen, HiNorth offers an unforgettable safari of snowmobiling and dog sledding. This package includes the very best winter adventures Helgeland has to offer, with expert guides who prioritise your safety and ensure truly rewarding adventures.