Helgeland invites you to experience unforgettable winter moments. See how our magnificent coast is transformed as the rose-coloured dawn tints the edge of the dark sky. Stand and marvel as the Northern Lights’ green ribbons dance against the stars above the mountain wilderness! And no matter where you are staying, you can look forward to the legendary Helgeland hospitality.

Discover your winter paradise in Helgeland!

Some people insist that you have to come here in the winter to experience the real Helgeland. One thing is for sure: our landscapes are never more beautiful than at dawn, when the wind calms and the winter sun turns the snowy mountains rosy and dyes the sky deep purple. And once you come back inside from the cold with reddish cheeks and thoughts cleared by a cool coastal wind, nothing is more warming than a cup of coffee by the fire, and the smiling face of a weathered old Helgelander. For they themselves have lived many such winter days, and the true measure of a Helgelander is in their ability to live life to the fullest, come sun or come snow!

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Experience the snow-draped Helgeland coas

The Helgeland coast is at least as magical in the winter as it is in the summer, and likewise with the inland tracts. It is a time of contrasts: snow-covered mountains lighting up the months-long winter darkness, when the low winter sun makes them glow in hues of pink and violet. Northern Lights flickering green across the night sky, high above the myriad of islands deserted as well as inhabited. The contrast between the crisp, cold winter air and warm cosy houses where piping-hot beverages, a good meal and cheerful hospitality await.

Skiing the mountain wilderness

Winter is more than beautiful – it can also be quite wild. Given four national parks where wilderness reigns supreme, mountains of all heights and shapes, and a myriad of islands, islets and skerries along the coast, it’s all but guaranteed that you will find a winter adventure to your liking. Let your inner explorer emerge – how about a ski trek across the full length of the Børgefjell National Park? Or one or two or ten ascents of the rugged mountains of Meløy, where you can admire a view spanning from Træna to the Lofoten Islands on one side, and the Svartisen glacier on the other, before the adrenaline-rush of a descent on virgin snow!

Helgeland at a slower pace

Granted, the magnificent scenery can also be enjoyed at a very leisurely pace. You can feast on reindeer meat in a warm Sámi lavvo, and watch the Northern Lights while warming yourself by a crackling fire. Perhaps savour the panorama from nearby mountains, or go snowshoeing in the Seven Sisters mountain range. Drop a fishing line to catch your dinner; go sea-rafting to explore the wintery coast; or go on a snowmobile safari deep into the mountains.

And you know what? You don’t even have to feel compelled to do that. You can just take it easy, go for a stroll, enjoy the silence and slowly absorb the scenic beauty, the magical light and amazing contrasts, and the character of the people who make Helgeland their home. Set your own pace and take all the time in the world. What could be more satisfying?

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Seløy Kystferie – Memorable coastal adventures

Seløy Kystferie invites you to explore the magnificent Helgeland coast by joining a RIB sea-rafting excursion or by taking a trip on a fishing boat. Their knowledgeable guides will enrich your experience with insight into the coastal culture and the harsh life of the fishermen and their families who have lived here for countless generations.

3 Kalver – Hearty dining at a farm restaurant

The farm restaurant called 3 Kalver (Three Calves), situated on the island of Dønna, offers satisfying dining in distinctive surroundings. The menu proudly features dishes based on quality local ingredients.

Helgeland Kayak – Guided kayak trips

With Helgeland Kayak you can go on guided tours, attend courses or rent a kayak and go out on your own. If you prefer to stay ashore, you can join a guided hike in the mountains. Helgeland Kayak is based in Mo i Rana and on the island of Tomma outside Nesna.

Lovund Hotel

Lovund is one of Norway’s most vibrant island communities, beautifully located on the outskirts of the Helgeland coast. Take your time to experience one of Helgeland’s best cuisine, hotel rooms and cabins with a great view sea ​​and sunset, varied scenery with many hiking options and a strong business community – all colored and developed by the people who live here.

Hi North – moments to remember!

Hi North is a tour operator offering adventures and activities that highlight the experience of Helgeland’s natural treasures. They offer short excursions as well as longer trips with overnight stays surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Restaurant Soprano – Wining and dining in Sandnessjøen

Restaurant Soprano offers a taste of Italy in rustic surroundings. During the summer, you can dine at an outdoor table, surrounded by trees, cobblestones and people strolling along the pleasant pedestrian street on which the cosy restaurant is situated.

Rana Museum, Stenneset open-air Museum and Bredek Mountain Farm

Rana municipality has a fascinating and varied history, which the exhibitions at MOment, the new museum in Mo i Rana’s town centre, reveal in the form of a multi-sensory experience. In addition, at Stenneset open-air museum you can stroll amongst 20 historic buildings, while the mountain farm at Brenek is a popular hiking destination.

HTS Mosjøen – charter tours throughout Nordland

HTS Mosjøen offers charter tours in comfortable buses with experienced drivers. With a base in the town of Mosjøen, HTS offers tailored scenic tours throughout Nordland County.

Fru Haugans Hotel in Mosjøen

Fru Haugans Hotel, renowned for maintaining its time-honoured traditions, is a proud member of the Historic Hotels & Restaurants of Norway. It is situated at the end of Sjøgata street, the historic heart of Mosjøen.

Hattfjelldal Museum

In Hattfjelldal it is Fjellfolkets Hus (House of the mountain people) which is the museums home base. Here you’ll find great exhibitions and disseminations services about the place. In the house there is also a Tourist Information Office, a café, accommodation and place for meetings and events.

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