The hike to the old homestead of Lapplia, takes you up a steep but nice and well-adapted path, through a forest and up the valley side, close to the E6, a short drive north of Mo i Rana.

Key info

Difficulty: Moderate. Short hike, but steep terrain.
Distance one way: About 1 kilometer
Elevation gain: About 270 meter-elevation
Duration one way: 30 to 60 minutes
Season: June – October
Trailhead: The hike starts by the parking space by E6, north of Røssvoll in Mo i Rana.
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Kart for turen til Lapplia / Norgeskart

The hike up to the old homestead of Lapplia is a nice wellness hike up the valley side by the river Ranelva. The terrain is steep, but the path is nice and well-adapted. So it’s a nice fit for seasoned hikers or families, regardless of age, and for whoever is looking for a quick mountain hike.

Sti gjennom skogen på vei til Lapplia Lena Westman
Turtrapp på veien til Lapplia Lena Westman
Jente på tur til Lapplia Lena Westman

The old homestead that originally was from 1858 was rebuilt, along with a forge and «Lapplistua» by the organization Lapplias Venner. Here you can also find a life-sized wooden sculpture of the Lapplibull. And the story about the Lapplibull is something you can read about when you get there.

Lapplistua is unlocked year-round, so you can just walk inside the cabin, light a fire, and enjoy a packed lunch while looking out at the beautiful view of the valley below.

If you’re able, any donation for maintenance fees of Lapplia to Lapplias Venner through Vipps 518735 would be greatly appreciated.

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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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