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.

Dronefoto av Grane bygdetun ovenfra Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

You should also take the time to visit Trofors, where Grane Bygdetun lies. Here you’ll find a rich collection of cultural historic buildings from the 18th and the 19th century.

Grane bygdetun utendørs på sommeren Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

At Tromoan there are archeological finds of hunting pits dated back to 600-700 A.D. This hunting facility is designated as Grane’s cultural heritage in a collection called “Fotefar mot nord” (Footsteps to the north). An 800 meters long path from Grane Bygdetun leads to the facility.

Grane bygdetun på innsiden av et gammelt hus Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

The museum also has exhibitions downstairs at Laksforsen a little further north in Grane municipality. There you can experience the mighty 17 m high Laksforsen and Helgeland Museum’s photo exhibition with a theme from the Vefsna watercourse.

Today, RiverNorth Rafting is also located in the village yard with its wilderness camp and various rafting offers.

Grane Bygdetun is open on request or at different events.


Phone: +47 91 17 98 02
Facebook: helgelandmuseum
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The village yard is unattended, but can be visited all year round. Guided tours can be booked by calling 91 17 98 02.

If you come from the south, you come to Trofors about 50-60 km after you have crossed the border between Trøndelag and Nordland.

If you come from the north, Trofors is about 40 km south of the nearest town which is Mosjøen.

Grane bygdetun is located about 500 meters from the E6 in the direction of Hattfjelldal (RV73).

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 Mosjøen

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.

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