The cultural workshop in the old town, Sjøgata in Mosjøen, is a unique environment where past and present blend together.

A café with soul

The cosy café on the ground floor is open every weekday. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and traditional dishes, and see exhibitions of paintings by foreign as well as Norwegian artists. Every Friday there is a lunch concert at 1200 with local musicians, eager amateurs, and professionals. On some Fridays, there are special guest musicians and even choirs. All concerts are free.

Originally a commercial building dating from 1862, the venue has been lovingly restored under the guidance of the Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage. Today, the Cultural Workshop is a popular multi-purpose house that rents out facilities for many different activities and is Mosjøen’s favourite hangout.


Sjøgata 24, 8656 Mosjøen, Norge

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Open Monday-Saturday 09.00 – 15.00. Sunday: Closed.

Alrunen Antikvariat is open on Saturdays from 10.00 – 14.00.

Train, plane or car to Mosjøen. The cultural workshop is located in the old town right in the center.

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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