Dolstadåsen in Mosjøen is a popular local hiking area, with The Tower as a great hiking destination offering views towards Vefsnfjorden.

Key info

Difficulty: Moderate. Short but a little steep in some areas
Distance one way: About 2 kilometers
Elevation gain: About 180-meter elevation
Duration one way: 30 minutes – 1 hour
Season: Year-round, but snow shoes are recommended if there’s a lot of snow
Trailhead: Snevegen in Halsåsen
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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The hike starts from the parking lot in Snevegen in Halsåsen. To get there, follow E6 north past the train station and take the first road to the right. Follow the road until it bends left uphill, then turn left at the first bend and continue upwards to the top. The road flattens out, and you drive until you meet 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 up to Tårnet begins.

Follow the gravel road all the way up until you reach Tårnet, with a relatively steep ascent. Alternatively, you can also take some detours along the way to hike on the trail, but be aware that some of the paths on the right side lead to another destination. The gravel road takes you up to Tårnet at 284 meters above sea level. Enjoy the view towards Kulstadlia and Vefsnfjorden out towards the coast, and take a break in the beautiful lean-to shelter located at the lookout point. This is a great hike for exercising, enjoying a cup of coffee, or watching the evening sun set behind the mountains towards the coast.

If you desire a longer hike, you can continue on to Panorama. The trail passes through a marsh and is well-marked. From Panorama, you get a view over the city and Vefsna, which may only be surpassed by the view from the top of the Helgeland stairs, with Øyfjellet towering over Mosjøen in the background.

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  • 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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