As the name suggests, Panorama is a vantage point and offers great views of the city.

Key info

Difficulty: Moderate. Short but a little steep in some areas
Distance one way: About 2.5 kilometers
Elevation gain: About 200-meter elevation
Duration one way: 1 – 2 hours
Season: Year-round, but snow shoes are recommended if there’s a lot of snow
Trailhead: Snevegen in Halsåsen or Andåsen towards Sjåmoen.
Special precautions: In winter, you will usually find a well-trodden path in the snow, but there can be a lot of snow, so snowshoes are recommended outside the bare ground season.
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Panorama is a popular hiking destination for the residents of Vefsn to enjoy the view of the city, Øyfjellet, and Vefsna. There are several ways to reach Panorama, and this hiking description covers starting points from both sides of Dolstadåsen: Halsåsen and Andåsen.

To begin the hike from the parking lot in Snevegen in Halsåsen, follow E6 north past the train station and take the first road to the right. Follow this road uphill, turn left at the first bend, and continue upwards to the top. The road levels out, and you drive until you reach Snevegen at the first bend to the right. Continue a short distance until you see the parking lot on the right side. From here, the hike to Tårnet begins.

Follow the gravel road for about 600 meters, and turn right where there is a sign marked towards Panorama. Follow the trail up a steeper section before it levels out, and follow the main path until you reach the sign towards Panorama, where you can enjoy the view from the Gapahuken (lean-to shelter).

From here, you can choose to walk towards Andåsen and then proceed to Tårnet for a longer round trip over marshes and bridged sections. Alternatively, you can return the same way.

Bildet av en brun kapahuk i skogen Thea Markussen
Person som går på en sti over ei myr Thea Markussen
Bildet av sti over ei myr Thea Markussen

Starting from Andåsen, drive on E6 from the city center towards Trondheim. Just after passing Mosjøen Camping, exit from E6 onto the road marked Sjåmoen. Drive uphill and take the first left turn, then the second right turn into Anette Sagens vei. Pass by Brubakk maskin until you reach the parking lot on the right side. Walk alongside the barrier and follow the nice road northward to the turnaround, where you follow the left trail. Ascend the hill and turn left at the sign marked Panorama. Follow the trail, which is approximately 1.8 km one way.

Note – the pictures show some of the section between the boardwalks between Panorama and Tårnet and not the trail map referred to in this hike, but on the upper side of the hill. If you wish to combine Panorama with Tårnet, you will encounter a bridged section and have a view of Tårnet. The trail is well-marked, making it easy to navigate if you choose to visit multiple destinations along the way.

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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.

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