At the foot of the majestic Saltfjellet, by the banks of the Ranelva river, you’ll find Storli Farm and Aernie; “the hearth”. Here, you’ll get a taste of life among the mountains under the Arctic Circle, as it was and is in Sami and local culture. This package tour from The Trail Way combines authentic food traditions with vibrant cultural storytelling.

In this 2-day package, you’ll journey by the Nordland Line to Mo i Rana, where you’ll be picked up at the station and driven up to Storli Farm and Aernie. Aernie means “the hearth” in Sami, serving as the gathering place for great food experiences, conversations, and stories. This is precisely what Anne-Berit and Toamma offer when you visit their Aernie.

Day 1: Journey into the Traditions

After the train ride from Trondheim, you arrive in Mo i Rana, at the innermost part of Ranfjorden, where the mountains and fjord meet, and where the mountain valleys towards Saltfjellet have their outlets. And it’s to these mountain valleys you’re headed, to Storli Farm and Aernie. You’ll be picked up at the station and have some free time on the farm before the evening’s dinner. Feel free to bring some snack food for the journey, so you can have a bite before dinner. Perhaps as a picnic on one of the hiking trails in the area.

The couple Anne Berit and Toamma welcome you at Storli Farm. The farm dates back to 1804, and Anne Berit and Toamma carry the cultural heritage from seven generations of farm life and Sami culture. They have preserved and kept this heritage alive, sharing it with great love, respect, and storytelling joy. You’ll experience it through the food they prepare from scratch, in the proper manner. And through the stories they tell, stemming from the culture and community they grew up in.

After finding peace in the luxury gamme (traditional Sami tent) that will be your home for the evening, and perhaps exploring one of the local hiking trails, you’ll be served a delicious three-course dinner. It’s based on the traditional food of the local farming culture and the area’s Sami food traditions.

Day 2: A Day in the Traditions

After a good night’s sleep to the burbling of the river, a breakfast basket full of delicious local food awaits. You can enjoy this at your own pace, inside the cozy gamme or outdoors. After breakfast, Anne Berit and Toamma take you deeper into Sami culture. You’ll participate in baking the Sami bread “laejpie”, practice lasso throwing, and hear and learn about the Sami singing form, joik.


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The Sami Way package can be experienced in July and August.

This packaged includes the train journey to Mo i Rana, accomadation at Storli Farm / Aernie, dinner, breakfast and lunch.

It’s a good idea to bring hiking clothes if you want to go for a walk in the area, a packed lunch for the time between breakfast and dinner in the evening, and some warm clothes if the summer evening gets a bit chilly

All packages in The Trail Way concept can be combined, but there are some things you need to be aware of when doing so:

Check that the packages do not overlap when booking. Most packages last for two days, except for The Mountain Way, which lasts for three.

Make sure you book in the correct order. The packages are planned based on arrival by train from the south, so to ensure correctness, you must book the packages in the right sequence.

The order is, from south to north:

The River Way, The Stair Way, The Mountain Way, The Power Way, The Sami Way, and The Geopoetic Way.

You can find more information about booking on the product pages at

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.

The Trail Way

The Trail Way is a unique journey along the Nordland Railway and a part of the European Capital of Culture Bodø 2024. Here, significant nature experiences meet compelling storytelling. Through six exciting and varied concepts, you will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful nature and diverse culture of Helgeland.

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