Helgeland is beautiful in the autumn and perfect for a short break between the summer holidays and the Christmas rush. It’s a little breathing space away from the time constraints and everyday hustle. And it doesn’t take much. Give yourself a few days of fresh air, good food, rest, and rejuvenation, and you’ll be ready for the next round in no time. Here are our tips for just that.

Enjoy a mountain hike

The mountains are stunning in autumn, and from mid-September to early October, the colors are at their best. Amidst yellow mountain birches, dark red heather, and fiery red rowan berries, you can wander through one of nature’s most magnificent artworks.

A great tip from us is to spend a few nights at mountain lodges or accommodations close to the mountains. For example, you can stay at the new cabins at Korgfjellet Fjellstue, on the mountain farms of Sæterstad or Stekvasselv near Røssvatnet, at Hattfjelldal Hotell in Hattfjelldal or Krokstrand Fjellpark on the border of Saltfjellet National Park.

Treat yourself to a culinary journey

Autumn is a time for food. The chanterelles are picked, the blueberries are cleaned, and many freezers on Helgeland are slowly but surely filled with cod, halibut, reindeer meat, game, and many other delicious treats from nature’s pantry. Treat yourself to an excursion where food enjoyment takes center stage. When you have good drinks, great company, and a meal prepared by hospitable people with a passion for their craft, the autumn weather can be as it may.

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Korgen Camping – An idyll by the Røssåga River
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Nature-based experiences with Hi North
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Hotel Scandic Seven Sisters – Accomodation Sandnessjøen
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Arctic Circle Center- Souvenir shop and bistro by the Arctic Circle
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Norwegian Aquaculture Centre – Rorbu cabins by the sea
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KRED Pub & Café in Brønnøysund
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Eider ducks, luxurious down and the bird guardians of Lånan
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Grønligrotta Cave near Mo i Rana
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A guided ice fishing trip with Hi North 
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SUP – flow with the river, with RiverNorth
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Vega World Heritage Center
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Brønnøysund Overnatting – Accommodation in the heart of town
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Jacobsenbrygga and the folk museum in Mosjøen
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Restaurant Gammelbutikken – authentic local seafood
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A glacier trek on Svartisen
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The Ravnfloget Vega Via Ferrata and the Vega Stairs
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Topcamp Mosjøen
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Hattfjelldal Hotell – GoExtreme
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Blomsterbua Food & Wine in Mosjøen
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Vevelstad Gjestegård and Rorbuer
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Hildurs Urterarium – Accommodation
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Hunting the Northern Lights at Støtt
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Velfjord Panorama Caravan Camp
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Elfis Sjøstuer – An idyllic stay in rorbu cabins
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Himmelblå Brygge: Dining and accommodation at Ylvingen
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Experience all of Helgeland with Helgeland Travel Service
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Savory farm food from Vega
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Gulljorda golf course – 9-hole golf course near Mosjøen
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Myken Seng & Suppe (Myken Bed & Soup)
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The Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug
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Forvik Old Trading Post
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Raus Brewery
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Sømna Bygdetun – An open-air museum
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Velfjord-Brønnøy Museum
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Topcamp Havblikk – Good food and lodging at Nesna
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The adventure fleet in Selvær
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Kippermoen Pool and Sports Center
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Aloha Cafe on Træna
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Base Camp Vega – kayaking, climbing and accommodation
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Korgfjellet Fjellstue Lodge
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Thon Hotel Brønnøysund
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Brygga – Dønna
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Herøy Bygdesamling – A rural museum
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Tjøtta Gjestegård – Accommodation and dining in historical surroundings
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Laksforsen – Generations of tratidional food
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Skolo – an architectural gem in Herøy
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Bimbo Veikro – Food and accommodation
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Falch Old Trading Post, Rødøy
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Tour package: Rabothytta with travel, food, and accommodation
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Oscarbrygga – Accommodation and dining
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Offersøy Camping Helgeland – Camping, boat and bike rental
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Kvarøy Sjøhus – A holiday stay in rorbu cabin
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Mosjøen Hotell
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Myken Apartments
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Plahtes Eiendommer – Fishing, hunting and wilderness adventures
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Christmas weekend in Mosjøen 
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Lovund Hotel
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To Elise from Marius – From farm to table
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Skillevollen Sports Park
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Sailing trips to Vega, Lånan and Torghatten
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Hildurs Urterarium – Culinary adventures
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Accommodation at Glomfjord Overnatting
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Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen
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Skillevollen Alpine Center
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Sæterstad Gård
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The Stair Way
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Vefsna Lodge
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Træna overnatting (Accommodation)
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Vevelstad Bygdetun – A folk museum
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Restaurant Soprano – Wining and dining in Sandnessjøen
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Dog-sledding in scenic surroundings
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HTS Mosjøen – charter tours throughout Nordland
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Nordland National Park Centre – fine art and natural history
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Havkanten Restaurant and Guesthouse
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Bakarstuo – Year-round guesthouse by Trofors
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Mo Gjestegård – guesthouse
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Restaurant Ellen
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Hunting the Northern Lights with Hi North
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Øyfjellgrotta – A cave adventure near Mosjøen
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An evening wilderness adventure with a taste of Sámi culture
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Rent a bike at Træna
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Setergrotta – An adventure inside the mountain!
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Kayaking the waters around Ylvingen
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Torghatten Camping – Fishing, dining and much more
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Dønnesfjellstua – Dining on a mountain top overlooking the Helgeland coast!
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Krokstrand Fjellpark – Accommodation, food and a climbing park!
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Kvitneset Camping – Rorbu cabins and boat rentals in scenic surroundings
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Guided snowshoe trip from Mosjøen
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Inderdalen Gård – Charming Farm Stay with Rich History
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Heidis Sjokoladedrøm – Divine handmade chocolate
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Træna museum
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Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet – A charming restaurant and accommodation
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A guided skiing trip up to Rabothytta cabin
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Helgeland Kolonial – café and restaurant in Sandnessjøen
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Clarion Collection Hotel Helma
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Kulturverkstedet Mosjøen – A cultural workshop
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Mosjøen Zip-line
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Haugen Feriesenter – reasonable holiday accommodation on the coast
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An idyllic Helgeland holiday on Rangsundøya
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The Mountain Way
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Norwegian Aquaculture Centre – A salmon success story
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The Geopoetic Way
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Toppen Panorama Mosjøen – in tranquil surroundings
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Bindal Museum and the old croft at Vassås
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Skogmo Family Camping
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Furøy Camping by the Svartisen glacier
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Halibudskole Vandve – A holiday home with boat rental and a nearby glasblowers workshop
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Mosjøen Via Ferrata – The first in northern Norway
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Corner Hotel
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Træna Arctic Fishing
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The Sami Way
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Nordland Theatre – Magical Moments
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Hemnes open-air museum
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A winter safari with dog-sledding, snowmobiling and winter fun 
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Bolga Brygge – Sleep to the soothing sound of waves
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Fiskebruket Restaurant – A dining adventure at Myken
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Visit the recreated Viking chiefdom seat in Sandnessjøen
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Vitensenter Nordland – A science center for the whole family
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Grønsvik coastal fortress, Lurøy
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Vega Havhotell
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Kjemsåsen ski resort
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Helgeland Havhus – exclusive sea house
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A weekend of snowmobiling in Helgeland
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Klokkergården – Stay in nostalgic surroundings on the island of Rødøy
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Lille Herstrand – Beachfront holiday home
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Villa Våg – historic accommodation at Tjøtta
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Charming coffee bar in Træna
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Torgarhaugen Gjestegård (Guesthouse)
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House by the Sea – A unique place to stay on the island of Træna
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A stay at Straumen Farm
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A dog-sledding adventure with Hi North 
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Ski & Sail along the enchanting Helgeland Coast
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A guided snowmobile adventure with Hi North 
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Rana Climbing Center
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The Zahl building and the old sexton´s residence in Nesna
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Aspnes Camping
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Grane Museum
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Lyngvågen Café on Gjerdøya in Rødøy
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Restauranthuset Tipperary
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Træna Rorbuferie
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Plura Valley in Rana – A divers paradise!
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Sure Hotel by Best Western Ole Tobias
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Sijti Jarnge – Center for sami language and culture
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Torghatten Strandrestaurant – A dining close to the ingredients
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Svang Restaurant & Wine Bar – In the heart of Brønnøysund
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Tailored boat trips with Sea Adventure Helgeland
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An exciting family rafting trip with RiverNorth
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Yttervik
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Sailing adventures with Nordvær
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An exciting half-day rafting adventure at Trofors with RiverNorth
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Støtt in Meløy – Top of Helgeland
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Rødøy Coastal Shop- café and 24-hour grocery store
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Galleri Stokland in Mosjøen
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Sandnessjøen Camping
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Rana Museum, Stenneset open-air Museum and Bredek Mountain Farm
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Corner Bar and Outdoor (Hjørnet Bar)
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Polarsirkelen Golf – The Arctic Circle Golf
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Storli Camping and Aernie – Accommodation and a sámi experience
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Explore Herøy with kayak and E-bike rentals
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Velfjordferie – A holiday stay for guests who love fishing!
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3 Kalver – Hearty dining at a farm restaurant
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A weekend of high adventure on the lofty peaks!
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Scandic Meyergården Hotel – Dine and stay in Mo i Rana
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Nordvika Old Trading Post, on Dønna
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The Power Way
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Hattfjelldal Museum
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Winter dream at Støtt
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Lovund Skyss – Guided boat trips along the Helgeland coast
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Seil Norge – Sailing adventures on the Helgeland coast
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Augustbryggo – Accommodation and dining in Herøy
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A RIB sea-rafting trip around Torghatten
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The Romantic House on Herøy
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Røssvoll Camping
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The River Way
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The kayakers paradise at Støtt
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Boat to Austerdalsisen glacier – Svartisen in Rana
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Bike rental in Brønnøysund
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A ski trek in the Børgefjell National Park
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Guest Houses in the historic area in Mosjøen
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Dønnes Gård – Accommodation in historical surroundings
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Herøy Brygge – Accommodation in Herøy`s island kingdom
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Kayaking trips in the Meløy and Rødøy area
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RIB sea rafting trips with Meløy Adventure

Go on a proper fishing trip

Glad jente som har fått en torsk Yngve Ask / www.nordnorge.com
Fiskerlykke forlenger livet,

Why not take part in the harvest yourself? Traditionally, it is said that you shouldn’t fish in months without an “r” in their name, and with August behind us, that time is over. Cod, halibut, pollock, and redfish await those who know where to fish. And with good tips and the right equipment from an accommodation with reliable fishing boats, you’ll have everything you need for a successful fishing trip.

And take the train! Children often find trains very exciting, so taking a train trip to Mo i Rana and Mosjøen can be the perfect mini-adventure for families with young children. In Mo i Rana, you can explore the Science Center, the natural history exhibition at Rana Museum, and Høyt og Lavt Adventure Park. In Mosjøen, older children can try the zipline across the river, climb the Mosjøen Via Ferrata, or explore the Øyfjell Cave.

Both Mo i Rana and Mosjøen have nice swimming facilities with water slides and children’s pools, as well as hotels where parents can enjoy good food while the children sleep soundly after an active day.

Note: The zipline is only open for a few days in October, while the Via Ferrata and Øyfjell Cave tours are available upon request.

Explore new areas on a cycling tour

Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular, and in Helgeland, we have active mountain biking communities that discover and maintain new trails, especially around the cities of Mo i Rana and Mosjøen. This is a perfect excuse to get away and get to know Helgeland better while trying out new biking routes.

If you don’t have a mountain bike of your own or are new to the sport, it can be great to visit Glomfjord in Meløy. Meløy Adventure rents out electric mountain bikes there, providing assistance with uphill sections and helping you find trails that suit your skill level.

Go on a Northern Lights tour

From September to April, there are often good opportunities to see the Northern Lights in Helgeland, and almost everything we have suggested so far can turn into a Northern Lights tour if the conditions are right. However, the chances of experiencing a fantastic Northern Lights display are greater if you plan ahead. Keep an eye on the Northern Lights forecast, for example, using the Aurora Forecast app, where you can view a long-term forecast for up to 27 days and plan your trip accordingly. The best option is to book accommodation in the mountains of Inner Helgeland or on the islands along the Helgeland coast. In these locations, you will have open landscapes and minimal light pollution, providing the best setting for a spectacular Northern Lights show!

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Korgfjellet Fjellstue Lodge
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Charming coffee bar in Træna
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Heidis Sjokoladedrøm – Divine handmade chocolate
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Mosjøen Zip-line
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Lille Herstrand – Beachfront holiday home
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Bike rental in Brønnøysund
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Lovund Hotel
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Havkanten Restaurant and Guesthouse
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Accommodation at Glomfjord Overnatting
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Træna Arctic Fishing
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Clarion Collection Hotel Helma
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Bakarstuo – Year-round guesthouse by Trofors
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KRED Pub & Café in Brønnøysund
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Restaurant Soprano – Wining and dining in Sandnessjøen
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Træna Rorbuferie
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Dønnes Gård – Accommodation in historical surroundings
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Seil Norge – Sailing adventures on the Helgeland coast
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Vega World Heritage Center
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Base Camp Vega – kayaking, climbing and accommodation
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Christmas weekend in Mosjøen 
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Tjøtta Gjestegård – Accommodation and dining in historical surroundings
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Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen
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Rana Museum, Stenneset open-air Museum and Bredek Mountain Farm
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Skogmo Family Camping
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Furøy Camping by the Svartisen glacier
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A weekend of high adventure on the lofty peaks!
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A winter safari with dog-sledding, snowmobiling and winter fun 
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Vitensenter Nordland – A science center for the whole family
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Augustbryggo – Accommodation and dining in Herøy
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The Ravnfloget Vega Via Ferrata and the Vega Stairs
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Restaurant Gammelbutikken – authentic local seafood
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HTS Mosjøen – charter tours throughout Nordland
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Korgen Camping – An idyll by the Røssåga River
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Grønligrotta Cave near Mo i Rana
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Sijti Jarnge – Center for sami language and culture
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The Stair Way
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Sure Hotel by Best Western Ole Tobias
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Torgarhaugen Gjestegård (Guesthouse)
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A glacier trek on Svartisen
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Bolga Brygge – Sleep to the soothing sound of waves
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Yttervik
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Skolo – an architectural gem in Herøy
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Vevelstad Bygdetun – A folk museum
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Skillevollen Alpine Center
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Norwegian Aquaculture Centre – Rorbu cabins by the sea
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Vega Havhotell
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The kayakers paradise at Støtt
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Restaurant Ellen
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Winter dream at Støtt
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A guided skiing trip up to Rabothytta cabin
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Nordvika Old Trading Post, on Dønna
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Træna museum
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Polarsirkelen Golf – The Arctic Circle Golf
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Vefsna Lodge
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Tailored boat trips with Sea Adventure Helgeland
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A stay at Straumen Farm
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Bimbo Veikro – Food and accommodation
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The Sami Way
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Inderdalen Gård – Charming Farm Stay with Rich History
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Hattfjelldal Hotell – GoExtreme
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Mo Gjestegård – guesthouse
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Kjemsåsen ski resort
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Topcamp Havblikk – Good food and lodging at Nesna
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Torghatten Camping – Fishing, dining and much more
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To Elise from Marius – From farm to table
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Oscarbrygga – Accommodation and dining
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House by the Sea – A unique place to stay on the island of Træna
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Gulljorda golf course – 9-hole golf course near Mosjøen
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Blomsterbua Food & Wine in Mosjøen
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Storli Camping and Aernie – Accommodation and a sámi experience
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Offersøy Camping Helgeland – Camping, boat and bike rental
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Hattfjelldal Museum
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Kulturverkstedet Mosjøen – A cultural workshop
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Myken Seng & Suppe (Myken Bed & Soup)
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Kayaking trips in the Meløy and Rødøy area
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Nature-based experiences with Hi North
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Sailing trips to Vega, Lånan and Torghatten
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Setergrotta – An adventure inside the mountain!
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Velfjord Panorama Caravan Camp
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RIB sea rafting trips with Meløy Adventure
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An idyllic Helgeland holiday on Rangsundøya
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Restauranthuset Tipperary
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An evening wilderness adventure with a taste of Sámi culture
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Corner Bar and Outdoor (Hjørnet Bar)
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Hildurs Urterarium – Accommodation
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Elfis Sjøstuer – An idyllic stay in rorbu cabins
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An exciting half-day rafting adventure at Trofors with RiverNorth
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The Geopoetic Way
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Scandic Meyergården Hotel – Dine and stay in Mo i Rana
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Kvitneset Camping – Rorbu cabins and boat rentals in scenic surroundings
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3 Kalver – Hearty dining at a farm restaurant
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Savory farm food from Vega
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Plahtes Eiendommer – Fishing, hunting and wilderness adventures
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Dønnesfjellstua – Dining on a mountain top overlooking the Helgeland coast!
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Boat to Austerdalsisen glacier – Svartisen in Rana
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Bindal Museum and the old croft at Vassås
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Plura Valley in Rana – A divers paradise!
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Røssvoll Camping
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Herøy Bygdesamling – A rural museum
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Jacobsenbrygga and the folk museum in Mosjøen
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Thon Hotel Brønnøysund
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Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet – A charming restaurant and accommodation
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A dog-sledding adventure with Hi North 
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Myken Apartments
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Grønsvik coastal fortress, Lurøy
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Falch Old Trading Post, Rødøy
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Experience all of Helgeland with Helgeland Travel Service
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Hemnes open-air museum
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Topcamp Mosjøen
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Sæterstad Gård
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Raus Brewery
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A guided snowmobile adventure with Hi North 
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Himmelblå Brygge: Dining and accommodation at Ylvingen
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Villa Våg – historic accommodation at Tjøtta
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Brønnøysund Overnatting – Accommodation in the heart of town
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The Power Way
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Støtt in Meløy – Top of Helgeland
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Guided snowshoe trip from Mosjøen
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Visit the recreated Viking chiefdom seat in Sandnessjøen
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Norwegian Aquaculture Centre – A salmon success story
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Halibudskole Vandve – A holiday home with boat rental and a nearby glasblowers workshop
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Hotel Scandic Seven Sisters – Accomodation Sandnessjøen
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Skillevollen Sports Park
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Sandnessjøen Camping
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The adventure fleet in Selvær
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Nordland Theatre – Magical Moments
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Galleri Stokland in Mosjøen
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Dog-sledding in scenic surroundings
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Aspnes Camping
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Grane Museum
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Velfjordferie – A holiday stay for guests who love fishing!
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Kayaking the waters around Ylvingen
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Svang Restaurant & Wine Bar – In the heart of Brønnøysund
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Vevelstad Gjestegård and Rorbuer
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Sailing adventures with Nordvær
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Sømna Bygdetun – An open-air museum
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The Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug
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Træna overnatting (Accommodation)
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The Zahl building and the old sexton´s residence in Nesna
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SUP – flow with the river, with RiverNorth
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Forvik Old Trading Post
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Mosjøen Hotell
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Mosjøen Via Ferrata – The first in northern Norway
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A RIB sea-rafting trip around Torghatten
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Haugen Feriesenter – reasonable holiday accommodation on the coast
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Rana Climbing Center
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The Romantic House on Herøy
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Rent a bike at Træna
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Øyfjellgrotta – A cave adventure near Mosjøen
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Ski & Sail along the enchanting Helgeland Coast
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An exciting family rafting trip with RiverNorth
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Hildurs Urterarium – Culinary adventures
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The Mountain Way
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A ski trek in the Børgefjell National Park
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Tour package: Rabothytta with travel, food, and accommodation
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Krokstrand Fjellpark – Accommodation, food and a climbing park!
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Helgeland Havhus – exclusive sea house
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Brygga – Dønna
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Velfjord-Brønnøy Museum
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Nordland National Park Centre – fine art and natural history
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Kvarøy Sjøhus – A holiday stay in rorbu cabin
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Hunting the Northern Lights at Støtt
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Arctic Circle Center- Souvenir shop and bistro by the Arctic Circle
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Helgeland Kolonial – café and restaurant in Sandnessjøen
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Corner Hotel
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A guided ice fishing trip with Hi North 
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Herøy Brygge – Accommodation in Herøy`s island kingdom
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Rødøy Coastal Shop- café and 24-hour grocery store
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Hunting the Northern Lights with Hi North
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The River Way
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Klokkergården – Stay in nostalgic surroundings on the island of Rødøy
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Explore Herøy with kayak and E-bike rentals
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Laksforsen – Generations of tratidional food
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A weekend of snowmobiling in Helgeland
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Toppen Panorama Mosjøen – in tranquil surroundings
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Lovund Skyss – Guided boat trips along the Helgeland coast
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Fiskebruket Restaurant – A dining adventure at Myken
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Lyngvågen Café on Gjerdøya in Rødøy
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Aloha Cafe on Træna
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Kippermoen Pool and Sports Center
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Eider ducks, luxurious down and the bird guardians of Lånan
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Torghatten Strandrestaurant – A dining close to the ingredients
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Guest Houses in the historic area in Mosjøen

Go on a stormy weather adventure

But what if the good weather doesn’t show up? Fortunately, there’s often no better feeling than being indoors when the autumn storms rage outside. You can see the trees holding on tightly with their roots, the waves crashing over rocks and islets, while seagulls and other storm birds dance ballet between the gusts of wind. There are powerful forces at play when autumn weather hits the Helgeland coast, and it’s an experience to witness. And when the wind finally calms down, it’s even more beautiful to venture out into the fresh, “washed” autumn air.

There are many places along the coast where you can enjoy the experience, but if you’re hoping to witness and feel the raw power of nature, Træna is a great choice. Here, you can experience life far out by the open sea, with the mighty Trænfjellene mountains as a sharp and dramatic backdrop, enhancing the unique atmosphere of this place during the autumn season.