Bredek and Granneset are two mountain farms that date back to the 19th century. Both are situated in beautiful surroundings within the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. This is a wonderful excursion for the whole family.

Key info

Degree of difficulty: Easy. Slightly sloping terrain except for one steep uphill stretch. There are several airy suspension bridges. The trail is well marked.
Distance one way: 5 km
Ascent one way: 150 m
Duration one way:: 1,5 – 3 hours
Trailhead: From highway E6, take the turnoff towards Storvoll. There is a parking lot just before the bridge across the Bjøllåga river. Get directions with Google Maps
Other: Outdoor toilets are available at the mountain farms.

Tur til Granneset og Bredek. Skjermbilde fra norgeskart.no Statens Kartverk / Norgeskart.no

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Description of your hike

Your hike starts at Storvollen, about 55 km north of the town of Mo i Rana. From highway E6, take the turnoff towards Storvollen and park near Storvollen school. Follow the marked trail for Bredekrunden (the Bredek circuit trail), crossing the suspension bridge to Stormdalshei. Then follow the path up the somewhat steep hillside. After a twenty-minute walk you enter the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park.

You now have a magnificent view of the Stormdalsåga river and the valley of Dunderlandsdalen. The trail continues through woodland terrain. There is a well-marked detour to Granneset Fjellgård, a mountain farm that is open to day visitors and also offers accommodation.

From Granneset, follow the signs to the mountain farm Bredek. You have quite an airy experience crossing the long but fortunately very solid suspension bridge over Bredekfossen falls. Soon you will reach Bredek, a mountain farm with old buildings and impressive meadows and hay-fields. There is also a barbecue area here, which is a fine place to eat your lunch and enjoy the view of the historic mountain farm and the surrounding cultural landscape.

Person på hengebru over ei stor elv. Skog og fjell rundt. Kristin Johansen / Visit Helgeland
Hengebru fra Storvollen
Foss med fjell og skog Kristin Johansen / Visit Helgeland
Bredekfossen
Hengebru over elv til Bredek fjellgård Kristin Johansen / Visit Helgeland

We suggest returning the same way you came, which is what our indicated duration is based on. You do have the option of continuing the trail towards Inner-Bredek and Storvollen, but be aware that this is a longer hike through more hilly terrain.

Bredek is owned by Helgeland Museum and the mountain farm is usually kept locked. The farm is open for a few weeks each summer when there is a host. The mountain farm at Granneset owned by Statskog is open for day visits and overnight guests

Get directions with Google Maps

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!

Please:

  • 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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