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.

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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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Lamesa – The taste of Asia in Helgeland

Lamesa Asian Fusion combines Asian dishes with Norwegian ingredients for a delightful culinary experience. The restaurant is located next to Kulturbadet and Scandic Syv Søstre in downtown Sandnessjøen, making it perfect for a night out with friends, a quiet evening with your partner, or a dinner with the whole family.

Accommodation at Glomfjord Overnatting

Meløy is a beautiful area for a wide range of holiday activities, year round. With a comfortable base at Glomfjord Overnatting, you have easy access to adventures on the sea and in the mountains.

Nellehytta – Jacuzzi between mountains and fjords

Nellehytta is tailor-made for those who want to be close to nature, who want to enjoy both outdoor life and cabin life, and at the same time, want to relax in modern comfort and a touch of luxury.

Træna Rorbuferie

The Træna archipelago is surrounded by the open sea. Træna Rorbuferie is situated on Husøya, the most populated of these islands. Here, amidst magnificent scenic surroundings, you have a golden opportunity to experience the thriving coastal culture of a vibrant island community.

Yttervik

Yttervik, situated in idyllic surroundings by the Ranfjord, offers accommodation a short distance from Mo i Rana’s town centre. The cabins and campsite and the surrounding area is well suited for varied activities for the whole family.

A guided skiing trip up to Rabothytta cabin

You are invited to join us on an excursion to Rabothytta, one of Norway’s most impressive cabins. Given its dramatic location, perched at the edge of Okstindbreen glacier at 1200 metres altitude, and its elegant architecture, it is no wonder that this is one of Helgeland’s favourite hiking destinations. On clear days your panorama includes several legendary mountains on the Helgeland coast.

Kjemsåsen ski resort

With slopes catering to all levels, Kjemsåsen Alpine Center is the perfect destination for families looking for a fun and adventurous ski experience. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned skier, or a future alpinist, Kjemsåsen has something for everyone. Let the kids learn on the gentle children’s slope, while older beginners enjoy the rolling green run and the seasoned skiers test their skills on the challenging red and black run.

Rauvassgården mountain farm in scenic surroun

The historic Rauvassgården is a gem in the mountains outside Mo i Rana, perfect for larger groups on a trip together, or smaller groups looking for ample space.

Grane Museum

Laksforsen nature and cultural gallery tells the history of the Salmon River Vefsna, specifically its use and recreation close to one of Norway’s most fantastic waterfalls. You’ll find the gallery in the lower floor of Laksforsen café, approximately 30 km south of Mosjøen and approximately 8 km north of Trofors in Grane.

Tjøtta Gjestegaard – Accommodation and café in historical surroundings

Stay close to nature experiences in historic surroundings at Tjøtta Guesthouse, conveniently located near the Seven Sisters mountain range, cultural trails, and historical sites, with excellent ferry connections for day trips to the islands along the Helgeland coast.

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