One of the most appreciated qualities of Helgeland is how varied its landscape is. Here is something for every traveller: narrow fjords surrounded by towering mountains, uninhabited islands and vast tracts of wilderness.

We also have calm and tranquil landscapes: foothills that beckon you to relaxed walks, archipelagos with shallow crystal-clear waters, sheltered coves, and beaches that you can make your very own for the day. All these and more are waiting to be discovered as you explore on two wheels or by kayak, or roam in hiking boots.

Things to do

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Boat trips and sailing adventures
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Fishing the rivers, lakes and coast of Helgeland
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Summer holiday in Helgeland
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Historical Sjøgata Area
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Mountains that inspired legends and fairytales
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Kayaking on the Helgeland coast
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Winter Activities
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What type of traveler are you?
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Mountain hikes and walks
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Spectacular landscapes
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Birdwatching
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Winter in Helgeland
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Exploring Helgeland by car
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Outdoor activities
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The caves of Helgeland – see the mountain from the inside!
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Island hopping on the Helgeland coast
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Museums
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Summer adventures and activities in Helgeland
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Time together
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Sustainable tourism – preserving the scenic beauty of Helgeland
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Via Ferrata and zipline
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Mountain biking in Helgeland
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The top attractions of Helgeland
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Dining in Helgeland – Restaurants and cafés
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Festivals in Helgeland
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National Parks
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The Northern Lights in Helgeland
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Live like the locals
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Camping sites
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Cabins and holiday homes
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Sea houses and fisherman's cabins ("rorbu")
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Glaciers and glacier treks in Helgeland
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Sámi heritage and culture
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Hotels and inns
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Accommodation
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A cycling holiday

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Vevelstad Bygdetun – A folk museum

Vevelstad Bygdetun is a beautiful folk museum situated by the handsome Vevelstad church. There are exhibitions on 19th-century textiles and porcelain, an old well-equipped carpentry workshop, and several elegant traditional Nordland boats with a fascinating history.

Merete Mattson, goldsmith

At her gallery, Merete Mattson, offers beautiful handmade jewellery inspired by the natural landscape of Northern Norway. Her gallery workshop is situated by the fjord in village of Hemnesberget.

Visit the recreated Viking chiefdom seat in Sandnessjøen

You are invited to an authentic Viking experience! Bring your family or friends and see the clothes and customs, partake in activities, and enjoy a Viking banquet. The chieftain at Sandnes was a power to be reckoned with in northern Norway during the Viking era (approx. 793–1066). This chieftain’s seat is mentioned in the saga about Egil Skallagrímsson, which tells of politics and power struggles, of trade and daily life at Sandnes, and of the people who lived here.

Winter dream at Støtt

Do you dream of going from the hustle of the big city to “winter world” where the polar lights and the northern lights create magic? Visit the island Støtt and be close to nature, culture and history.

Mosjøen Hotell

Mosjøen Hotel is a cosy little hotel conveniently situated along highway E6, just 1.5 km from the Mosjøen town centre. Being within easy reach of many sights and attractions, it is an excellent base for day excursions along the coast and into the inland wilderness.

Nordvika Old Trading Post, on Dønna

The old trading post at Nordvika is one of the oldest and most intact in all of Nordland County. The museum is beautifully situated between towering mountains on the island of Dønna, just a ferry ride from its nearest town, Sandnessjøen.

Velfjord-Brønnøy Museum

The Brønnøy and Velfjord districts share an ancient history of fishing and farming, as well as a proud indigenous Sámi culture. You can gain many cultural insights by visiting the exhibitions in the old supermarket at Minnetun, as well as in the goahti (reconstructed turf hut) near here.

Velfjordferie – A holiday stay for guests who love fishing!

Velfjordferie is beautifully situated by the fjord, with great fishing spots and hiking trails nearby! The area lies just south of the Arctic Circle, which means you have daylight virtually round-the-clock, from mid-May to the end of July. Fishing is especially popular at “night”, when the wind dies down and the sea often is calm as a mirror.

"To Elise from Marius" – From farm to table

In the village of Utskarpen, between Mo i Rana and Nesna, Elise and Marius established a culinary attraction that is drawing a steady stream of foodies. They offer a dining experience where every dish is made from ingredients fresh from the farm and pasture. They also offer accommodation – charming rooms in a countryside setting.

Clarion Collection Hotel Helma

The Clarion Collection Hotel Helma is centrally situated in the town Mo i Rana. The hotel offers accommodation designed to make you feel right at home. Its location is conveniently near the shops, the theatre, the science centre Vitensenter Nordland, and the town’s attractive Fjord Promenade. Breakfast, afternoon coffee and a hot supper are always included in the price.

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