Sijti Jarnge is a Sami language and cultural center located in Hattfjelldal, where you can experience and learn about Sami culture in Helgeland.

Helgeland is an Sami settlement area from old, particularly in the inland valleys. Cultural heritage sites, place names, and a rich oral tradition bear witness to the deep roots of the Sami population in Helgeland. In many places, the Sami people were the majority population until the 1800s. After 1850, the Norwegian farming population grew rapidly due to immigration, among other factors.

You can delve deeper into this rich cultural history through the wonderful exhibitions at Sijti Jarnge in Hattfjelldal. Until August 18th, you can visit the summer exhibition titled “The Sami Bride” and purchase Sami handicrafts and books at the store. Admission is free, and they serve good coffee.

Tuesday – Friday:
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sijti Jarnge is located along “The Wilderness Road” in Hattfjelldal.

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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.

Welcome to The Wilderness Road

The Wilderness Road runs through vast and beautiful mountain and nature areas, such as the Børgefjell National Park, Norway’s second-largest lake, Røssvatnet, and the mountain range Okstindan. The latter is home to Northern Norway’s highest peak, Oksskolten (1,916 meters above sea level), and Norway’s most spectacular cabin, Rabothytta (1,180 meters above sea level).

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