Mosåsen is one of the most popular hiking areas in Mosjøen, offering well-maintained trails, pathways, and beautiful outdoor spaces with picnic tables and benches.

Key info

Degree of difficulty: Easy
Season: May to November (depending on snow conditions)
Distance: Round trip. Total 5.6 kilometers
Ascent one way: Around 140 meters
Duration one way: 1 to 2 hours total, excluding breaks
Trailhead: The hike begins from the parking lot for Mosåsen hiking area, approximately a five-minute drive from the center of Mosjøen.
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This is a pleasant nature walk that takes you up and into the forest southeast of Mosjøen. The route follows nice gravel roads all the way, and after some initial uphill sections, the terrain becomes mostly flat as you venture further into the hills. Parts of the road are partially paved, making it suitable for families with children on a bike ride. After the initial steep climbs, the trail offers a mix of gentle ascents and descents until you reach Mostjønna.

Familie på sykkeltur på turvei Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland
Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland
Informasjon ved tursted Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

This trail description ends at Mostjønna, a lovely pond with benches, a sheltered resting area, and a fire pit. However, there are many other paths and trails that continue further into and around Mosåsen, offering opportunities for longer explorations in the area.

The trail is partially paved and accessible for wheelchair users.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise.
  • Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Find accommodations, dining options, and activities nearby.

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.

Laksforsen – Generations of tratidional food

Laksforsen is situated in Grane by highway E6, with a breathtaking panoramic view of a beautiful waterfall.

An exciting half-day rafting adventure at Trofors with RiverNorth

RiverNorth’s most popular excursion is the Half-Day Rafting Adventure. You get to challenge big waves – and see if you’re brave enough to dive from a cliff!

Toppen Panorama Mosjøen – in tranquil surroundings

Toppen Panorama, a hotel in Mosjøen that is open during the summer, offers a panoramic view of both this coastal town and the nearby fjord. Guests here enjoy tranquillity and scenic surroundings, and yet are only a few minutes’ drive away from the centre of Mosjøen

Restauranthuset Tipperary

Tipperary actually consists of three different establishments in a restaurant house that stands on a pleasant pedestrian street in the heart of Mosjøen.

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