With food service and a large souvenir shop, the Arctic Circle Center is a natural stopping point on your journey across Saltfjellet and the Arctic Circle.

The Arctic Circle Center is situated right next to the Artic Circle monument on Saltfjellet, making it a natural stopping point for everyone who wants to mark crossing this special border into the Arctic.

Souvenir shop and Arctic Bistro

Inside the Center, you’ll find the Arctic Bistro, where you can pick between a large selection of dinners mainly made with reindeer meat, like a reindeer burger, flat iron reindeer steak, reindeer stew, or souvas. In addition, they also serve classic family favorites like hamburgers, loaded baked potatoes, and salmon pasta.

They also have a large souvenir shop, with loads of nice gifts, locally made products and a good selection of clothes fit for the Nordic weather. It’s just perfect for the one that might’ve forgotten something at home, or if you spontaneously decide you want to go on a mountain hike while you’re there. You can also send postcards home to loved ones, sporting the Artic Circle postmark, you can also purchase your own exclusive certificate as proof that you have crossed the border into the Arctic regions.


Phone: +47 91853833
Hjemmeside: polarsirkelsenteret.no/
Facebook: ArcticcirclecenterNorway/
Instagram: @arcticcirclecenter
Get directions: Open Google Maps

The Arctic Circle Center is open from May until October.

During peak season, from about 15th of June until 15th of August, the center is open every day between 08:00 until 22:00.

Outside peak season, opening hours can varie. Visit the Artic Circle Center’s website or facebook page for updated information.

The Arctic Circle Center is situated along E6 on Saltfjellet, and is easiest to reach by car.

Get directions to the Arctic Circle Center on Google Maps

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Mo i Rana

The town of Mo i Rana lies very near the Arctic Circle and Saltfjellet-Svartisen National park, and is the largest town in the Helgeland region.

Read more about Mo i Rana

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