Helgeland should be experienced as a seaborne adventure! Take a boat trip, sign up for a RIB sea-rafting adventure, or join an experienced skipper on a sailboat. When wind fills your sails and sends your boat racing across the waves – there is no feeling like it. Hear how the hull ploughs the waves as you admire the shifting view of the myriad of island and islets along the Helgeland coast.
Since time immemorial, the sea has been our most important thoroughfare, our workplace, our pantry and our livelihood. And only when you yourself are sailing the sea can you ever get a taste of that. Numerous places along the coast offer RIB sea-rafting safaris. At other places you can sign up for a trip on a sailboat, and explore the islands where fishermen-farmers have defied storms and eked out a living. For a real taste of the fisherman’s life, you can go on a deep-sea fishing trip on board a traditional wooden fishing smack. These are still used by Helgeland fishermen who bring in impressive catches from these fish-rich waters.
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Guest Houses in the historic area in Mosjøen
Visitors are welcome to stay in one of the historic houses on Sjøgata street. The apartments offered are furnished in the old style but fully-equipped. Renting accommodation here will give you a good feel for a time that was less hurried – while enjoying all the comforts and amenities we have come to expect today.
Hattfjelldal Hotell – GoExtreme
This hotel, located just outside the village centre, enjoys a fantastic view of Hattfjelldal, a picturesque community in the mountains of Helgeland.
Lovund Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the enchanting island of Lovund. With comfortable accommodation, delicious cuisine, and stunning views of the sea and mountains, you can relax and unwind after a day of hiking or bird-watching. Enjoy the urban island life and breathtaking views from the comfort of your room or the hotel’s terrace.
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.
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.
RIB sea rafting trips with Meløy Adventure
You are invited to join Meløy Adventure on a RIB sea-rafting adventure to the island of Rødøya and Rødøyløva (443 m). Other great options include a sea-rafting safari to explore the scenic Nordfjord, the spectacular island of Træna, or a visit to the remote island of Myken with a tour of its whisky distillery. These excursions start from Ørnes in Meløy municipality – but for your convenience you can request to be picked up elsewhere en route.
Falch Old Trading Post, Rødøy
Falch Old Trading is beautifully situated on the Tjongsfjord, and it’s just a short detour from the Coastal Highway, Fv17. This trading post has provided many functions through the years: a fish plant, cod liver oil production, fishnet production, country store, doctor’s offices and pharmacy.
SUP – flow with the river, with RiverNorth
Join us, get on your Standup Paddleboard (SUP), and enjoy a fantastic trip on the gently flowing river. For most people, paddle-boarding is a completely new adventure, and a novel way to experience scenic surroundings.
Sømna Bygdetun – An open-air museum
Sømna Bygdetun highlights how the lives of fishermen-farmers and their families changed in the course of the years 1800–1950.
Boat to Austerdalsisen glacier – Svartisen in Rana
Looking for a unique nature experience? Austerdalsisen, Svartisen is located just north of Mo i Rana. Svartisdal takes you by boat across Svartisvatnet so you can witness this spectacular glacier.