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!
Explore the wonderful mountain wilderness
Naturally, Helgeland can never promise exactly when the weather gods will grant us snow, but you are almost guaranteed snow in the winter. Just inland from our coast and fjords are extensive mountain ranges and scenic hill country. Here you will discover wonderful opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and back country skiing, summits waiting to be challenged, and off-piste skiing down slopes of virgin snow. We even have networks of special snowmobile trails! A myriad of lakes offers great fishing even during the winter. In magnificent Helgeland, you need never venture far to find great adventure destinations, many of them just off the beaten track.
Experience the snow-draped Helgeland coast
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.
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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A winter safari with dog-sledding, snowmobiling and winter fun
From our base in Mosjøen, HiNorth offers an unforgettable safari of snowmobiling and dog sledding. This package includes the very best winter adventures Helgeland has to offer, with expert guides who prioritise your safety and ensure truly rewarding adventures.
Gilles Café & Music
This café is located in No. 6 on the historic Sjøgata street in Mosjøen, in a long row of well-maintained wooden houses that date back to the 18th and 19th century.
The Zahl building and the old sexton's residence in Nesna
The main facility of the Nesna Museum is the building that once housed the business of the local Zahl family. This large and stately commercial building, which dates from 1907 and has Swiss-style decorations, has been expanded both in width and towards the rear. Nesna is amongst other things known for “Nesnalobben”, and an exhibition in the museum is dedicated to this footwear.
Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet – A charming restaurant and accommodation
Dønna Rorbuer Bøteriet, situated on the quay in beautiful surroundings on the island of Dønna, offers good dining in charming surroundings, accommodation and guided boat trips.
A stay at Straumen Farm
Straumen Farm offers friendly hospitality and scenic surroundings. Guests can stay in the cosy Grandma’s House (Bestemorstua) or in one of the geodesic domes that are tucked away in our forest.
Hunting the Northern Lights with HiNorth
Join us on a hunt, an adventure into the night darkness beyond the bright lights of villages and towns. Suddenly you may see curtains or rays dancing across the night sky!
Laksforsen – Generations of tratidional food
Laksforsen is situated in Grane by highway E6, with a breathtaking panoramic view of a beautiful waterfall.
Park 22 – Food and culture in the heart of Mo i Rana
Park 22 houses The Lounge, a café where you can enjoy a good meal, and Byscena (the town’s “Main Stage”) where you can experience the performances of local, national and international artists.
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.
Lovund Skyss – Guided boat trips along the Helgeland coast
Lovund Skyss offers excursions to hidden gems as well as popular destinations along the Helgeland coast. Join them for memorable journeys amongst the myriad of islands, islets and skerries along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.