At Mo i Rana’s science centre, Vitensenter Nordland, you can experiment, explore, and learn about the natural world, technology and mathematics. The interactive exhibition encourages you to touch and be active, not just to see. And the centre offers activities for the whole family.

The science centre invites you into the world of mathematics, science and technology, and the centre is designed to let you experiment yourself. The main themes are the natural resources of Nordland County, technology, digital data and virtual modelling. The exhibition is designed to let you try various activities and see for yourself how different phenomena work in practice.

Test your skills – learn about your body

What is your heart rate after you take a run around the track? How fast does your heart rate drop back to normal? Who in your family has the quickest reaction time or the best sense of balance? Investigate this and much more in the exhibitions on Our Body. In the Sensory Room, you can explore your sense of touch and form new impressions, as you listen to strange sounds.

Explore energy

Jente og gutt som sveiver på en teknisk installasjon Allan Berg / Vitensenter Nordland
Utstillingene er interaktive, så du kan røre og gjøre, ikke bare se. Her er det spennende aktiviteter for hele familien.

Energy is what makes things happen. How much energy is required for you to be able to watch your favourite TV program? How long will you have to work out on the gym bicycle to generate that energy? And try out the fascinating Bead Roller Coaster!

A journey in the Planetarium

Step into the Planetarium to learn about the planets of our solar system, and the star constellations that lie light years beyond it. What is a black hole? What creates the Northern Lights in our heavens of the far north? Join us for some exciting space exploration in our 360-degree Planetarium!

A sustainable environment

The science centre has a strong focus on the environment, climate, and sustainable practices. In the Eco Store, you can learn more about what we actually eat, sustainable agriculture, recycling and composting. Play the Climate Game – and learn more about our climate footprint and how human beings are affecting Earth’s climate.

Explore the natural resources of Nordland

The settlement and population distribution of Nordland, past and present, are primarily based on the natural resources available, and how these enable our livelihood. Modern business activity, too, is based on our utilisation of natural resources. Learn more about our history, the sea and its treasures, agriculture and industries.

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  • Eco-certified


Midtregate 1, Mo i Rana

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00

Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00

Thursday: 10:00 – 19:00

Friday: 10:00 – 16:00

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Adults (18 years – 67 years): NOK 120

Children (3 – 17 years): NOK 95

Maximum ticket (2 Adults + 3 children): NOK 450

Student: NOK 95

Honour: NOK 95

Groups (10 or more): NOK 90

Extra on maximum ticket: NOK 55

Children under 3 years: NOK

Companion (proof must be presented upon entry): NOK 0

With car
The E6 passes through the city. From Bodø in the north it is about 230 km, from Mosjøen in the south it is about 88 km and from Trondheim about 480 km. If you come from Sweden along the E12, it is only 40 km from the Swedish border.

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By plane
Widerøe flies you directly from Bodø, Trondheim and Oslo to Mo i Rana.

With train
The Nordlandsbanen line stretches from Trondheim to Bodø. The trip from Trondheim takes approx. 6 hours to Mo i Rana. The train from Bodø takes about 3 hours to Mo i Rana.

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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 Mo i Rana

The town of Mo i Rana lies very near the Arctic Circle and Saltfjellet-Svartisen National park, and is the largest town in the Helgeland region.

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