There is much to learn about the amazing wilderness and national parks of Nordland County – and the exhibitions at the Nordland National Park Centre aim to inspire this and much more. The centre offers something for the whole family, with exciting activities for young and old, such as walking the trails in the beautiful surroundings.

Just north of the Arctic Circle is the Nordland National Park Centre and the Adde Zetterquist Art Gallery. The architecture is beautiful. Enjoy enriching exhibitions of fine art. Learn about our national parks, their wildlife and natural history. Gain new insights into the proud heritage and culture of the Sámi, the indigenous people of the Arctic.

The centre offers great activities for young and old. Savour a cup of coffee by the fire outside, perhaps while your children are challenging the climbing wall. Or perhaps you would like to join them on our Frisbee pitch, or take a walk to explore the scenic surroundings of the National Park Centre? There is an extensive network of trails nearby, and several miles of them are wheelchair friendly, as of course is the building as well.

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The Nordland National Park Centre is open year round – except in December and January

Normal opening hours are 12–5pm, but these vary somewhat throughout the year. Please check the centre’s website for current opening hours

Free admission

Nordland National Park Center is located right by the E6 on Storjord in Saltdal, approximately 28 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, 116 km from Bodø, 113 km from Mo i Rana and 161 km from Arjeplog.

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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.

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