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.

Mosjøen Hotell

Mosjøen Hotel is a cosy little hotel conveniently situated along highway E6, just 1.5 km from the Mosjøen town centre. Being within easy reach of many sights and attractions, it is an excellent base for day excursions along the coast and into the inland wilderness.

Restaurant Ellen

In 1885, Ellen Haugan acquired a reputation for good food and excellent service. Today the family-run hotel that carries her name is renowned for a menu that combines the very best ingredients of Northern Norway with culinary impulses from throughout the world.

The River Way

Join us on an exciting journey through raw nature, with speed and excitement, salmon fishing, and authentic traditional food on the menu. Great natural experiences meet compelling storytelling in this package tour from The Trail Way, where you’ll experience how the river and forest once served both as way of travel and way of life.

Hunting the Northern Lights with Hi North

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!

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.

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