In 1885, Ellen Haugan acquired a reputation for good food and excellent service. Today the family-run hotel that carries her name is renowned for a menu that combines the very best ingredients of Northern Norway with culinary impulses from throughout the world.

Ellen Haugan laid the foundation for a family-run hotel and restaurant that for five generations has offered local Helgelanders and travellers French wines and gourmet dining.

Today, 130 years and five generations later, a new Ellen is in charge of Fru Haugans Hotel, proudly honouring her family heritage. The restaurant has been refurbished, but guests may sense its history and tradition as they savour the dishes served – all based on the very best ingredients of Northern Norway, and recipes inspired by international cuisines.

After dinner, you can relax with a drink at Fruen Bar. You might also visit the adjacent Hotel Museum. Or wander through the beautiful hotel gardens, enjoy refreshments on the terrace down by the salmon river Vefsna. Lift your eyes to the mountain that towers over the town of Mosjøen. On the river is a dock for guest boats.

Fru Haugan’s hotel care about the environment and is certified as an Eco-Lighthouse.


Strandgata 39, 8656 Mosjøen

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Restaurant Ellen is open from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week.

Food service is available until 10:00 PM.

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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