Leirfjord Museum is located in the old Bergh-brygga at Leland. Also, make sure to visit the beautiful Gammelskolen, which was in operation until the mid-1950s. Welcome to a journey through time!

Dronefoto av Bergbrygga på Leirfjord museum Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

The Bergh warehouse is located at Lower Leland and served as a trading post as early as 1847. Unfortunately, the building has been ravaged by fire several times, with the last one occurring in 1898. The current building was erected in the year 1900.

Leirfjord museum sett innenfra Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

In the trading house, time seems to have stood still, and a glance at the store shelves is a journey through time and memories. The old stockrooms also feature various exhibitions with cultural-historical content. In addition to the store and rotating exhibits, you’ll also find an exciting selection of books, toys, kitchen utensils, sou’westers, and much more.

Gammelskolen (The old school)

Ketil Born/Helgeland museum

The beautiful old school, located in the heart of Leland, is now a museum. The building boasts intricate carvings and lovely colors, holding a unique position both in terms of educational history and architecture. Gammelskolen was built in 1884 and was in operation until the mid-1950s. In the 1970s, the building was converted into a museum.


Phone: +47 957 84 168
Hjemmeside: helgelandmuseum.no/
Facebook: helgelandmuseum
Get directions: Open Google Maps

In the period between June 26th and August 11th 2024, Bergh-brygga is open wednesday to sunday, from 11:00 to 15:00.

The enterance fee is 60 NOK,  while children are free.

Visit Helgeland Museum’s website for updated opening hours outside of this spesific period.

Drive on FV78 from Mosjøen, which takes about 45 minutes. From Mo i Rana, drive north on the E6, then turn off towards Sandnessjøen on FV78. The trip takes just under 2 hours.

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.

The Helgeland coast

National Geographic Magazine declared the Coastal Highway Fv17 (Kystriksveien) to be one of the world’s most magnificent scenic drives. This road is an official Norwegian Scenic Route Helgeland. UNESCO has recognised the unique coastal culture and given it World Heritage status. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has named Helgeland as Norway’s most beautiful coastal gem.

Discover the Helgeland Coast

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