Take a breather in nature and enjoy the beautiful views over fjords on this easily accessible mountain hike, just outside Mosjøen.

Key info

Difficulty: Easy to intermediate
Distance one way: ca 2,5 km
Elevation gain one way (note: not the summit’s height above sea level, but the elevation gain you need to hike): about 400 meters
Duration one way: ca 30 min – 1 hours
Season: May – October for bare ground
Trailhead: In winter, you will usually find a well-trodden path in the snow, but it can be slippery, so good hiking spikes are recommended outside of the snow-free season.
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Storveten is located just outside Mosjøen in Søfting. It’s a pleasant and easy mountain hike with a beautiful view as your reward at the top.

Park in Søfting, on a gravel road near the trailhead. Follow the trail, which eventually becomes a tractor road leading up to Storveten. The path is well-marked and easy to follow. The road transitions into a trail that crosses a marshy area before reaching the destination.

At the top, you can enjoy the stunning view stretching towards Mosjøen, Vefsnfjorden, and the mountain range with the Seven Sisters displayed at the far end of the fjord.

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Utsikt fra Storveten i Vefsn med norsk flagg Thea Markussen
Utsikt fra Storveten i Vefsn Thea Markussen
Utsikt fra Storveten i Vefsn

This is a popular hike that locals from Vefsn use as a fitness walk, a coffee outing, or an evening stroll to enjoy the sunset illuminating the Seven Sisters in the distance.

There are several trails to follow both up and down from Storveten, in addition to the one from Søfting, including from Brattbakken, Lindset, and Holandsvika. This description covers the hike from Søfting.

Please note that the descent follows the same trail as the ascent, and remember to keep to the left in sections where the trail splits on the way down.

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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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