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!

Simon Fossheim

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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Vefsna Lodge

At Vefsna Lodge you will find Emmas Kammers (Emma’s Chamber), a restaurant that offers delicious homemade meals for groups of 6–30 people.

Klokkergården – Stay in nostalgic surroundings on the island of Rødøy

At the foot of the majestic mountain called Rødøyløva, is the stately Klokkergården, a sexton’s residence that dates back to 1904. Here you can enjoy warm hospitality in surroundings that recall a bygone era.

Krokstrand Fjellpark – Accommodation, food and a climbing park!

With holiday accommodation at Krokstrand, young and old can take the challenge in the “High & Low Climbing Park”, play mini-golf, hike the mountains or go fishing. Hunting in the nearby wilderness is also available. Rent a room or an entire holiday home, and dine on delicious home-cooked meals in the café.

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.

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.

Bolga Brygge – Sleep to the soothing sound of waves

Bolga Brygge offers comfortable accommodation and good dining. Guest can enjoy fishing, kayaking the sheltered waters nearby, and hiking up a mountain that offers an amazing panorama of a large section of Helgeland.

Korgfjellet Fjellstue Lodge

At the top of Korgfjellet pass, midway between the towns of Mo i Rana and Mosjøen, is Korgfjellet Fjellstue, a lodge that offers hearty meals. Tired travellers will be pleased to find good options for an overnight stay.

Thon Hotel Brønnøysund

Thon Hotel Brønnøysund is situated in the heart of this coastal town in southern Helgeland. The hotel offers attractive new rooms, a restaurant with à la carte dining, and plenty of free parking for guests.

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.

Sæterstad Gård

Are you looking for a unique experience? An experience where nature and culture meet and leaves an impression in all your senses? Then you should take a trip to Sæterstad Gård, beautifully situated 400 meters above sea level at the foot of Krutfjellet in Hattfjelldal, an area that has been populated by Sami, Swedes and Norwegians for many centuries.

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