Unique places to stay in Helgeland, Northern Norway

Helgeland offers lots of good accommodation, but some places are a memorable experience in their own right. They might have incredible surroundings, fantastic food, or a friendly host that makes your stay exceed all expectations.

2018-08-1613:42 Georg Enga

Lovund Hotel

Lovund Hotell

Lovund is a striking island on the edge of the open sea. Lovund Hotel, beautifully designed by Anita Valrygg, reflects this, offering varied accommodation: hotel rooms, rorbu fishermen’s cabins right on the shore, rooms in nearby houses, and other cabins.

Charming hotel rooms enjoy fantastic views of the sea, as do the shoreside rorbucabins. We have ideal family quarters in cabins and houses. Imagine being able to see the tranquil sunrise from your comfortable bed!

Based on the freshest seafood, great dining is a key part of your stay here. Enjoy guided excursions to the puffin colony. For more impressions, check out Lovund Hotel’s Tripadvisor reviews!

Tip: The corner room of the 3rd floor has an especially breathtaking view. And on clear days, we recommend relaxing on the amazing rooftop terrace!

Unique: Beautiful architecture and amazing views.


Helgeland Havhus

Helgeland Havhus

In the scenic archipelago near Nesna, you will find one of the most stunning places to stay in Helgeland. Perched on a raft is a stylish little house with panoramic windows. Guests who stay in this 90-m2house have free access to a boat, complete with fishing gear. You can also rent the Jacuzzi, which is on the raft.

Imagine savouring the summer sunset, and cool refreshments, while relaxing in the water of the Jacuzzi – while on the water? Unforgettable!

Bicycles are available for hire for you to explore the island at your own pace. And nearby is Helgeland Kajakk, if you wish to go kayaking, gliding between the sheltered islets near Tomsvika.

Unique: A houseboat right on the sea, with all the modern conveniences!


Støtt BryggeStøtt Brygge

Gammelbutikken Restaurant at Støtt, situated in a general store dating from 1878, proudly shows the heritage of the coastal culture. In this ambience, or at outdoor tables, you can dine on amazing seafood prepared from the local catch. A selection of excellent wines are available, to enhance a memorable meal.

Overnight guests at the old trading post have several options. The carefully restored Bakeriet (the old bakery) provides charming and luxurious accommodation that inspires a sense of nostalgia. Eight double rooms all have private bathrooms. The Sea Suite on the second floor consists of two rooms with a small living room, kitchen and shared bathroom. Check out the Tripadvisor reviews!

Unique: At Støtt, nostalgia and luxury go hand in hand!

The inns of Sjøgata

Sjøgata med Øyfjellet

Visitors are welcome to stay in one of the historic houses on Sjøgata street. The apartments offered by Kulturverkstedet are furnished in the old style but are fully equipped with modern conveniences. Renting accommodation here will give you a good feel for a time that was less hurried – while enjoying all the comforts and amenities we have come to expect today.

As a guest in one of these old houses, you will find yourself immersed in the town’s historic setting. Take time to visit the wharf museum for insights into Mosjøen’s colourful history; step back into an age when these proud houses had just been built, ladies wore long skirts and gentlemen sported handlebar moustaches.

Unique: Let historic accommodation be part of your experience of historic Sjøgata!


Sæterstad Gård

Sæterstad Gård

Sæterstad Gård is an organic mountain farm with beautiful surroundings in Hattfjelldal, near the Swedish border, that produces goat cheese, cured meats, and an award-winning fermented char (rakfisk). The farm has its own small hydropower plant and features a “salt cave”; the barn is now used to farm the char. The farm restaurant prepares hearty dishes in its wood-fired oven. Fine farm products are sold in the farm shop.

Unique: A mountain farm holiday with hearty organic fare!


Dønnes Gård

Dønnes Gård, a former vicarage, offers dining as well as accommodation. There are six charming double rooms in the main house, with additional rooms in an old schoolhouse nearby. Breakfast and dinner offered. Guided tours of the beautiful mediaeval Dønnes church are available in the summer. Dønnes Gård has been awarded the St. Olav’s Rose (Olavsrosa) for its impressive efforts to preserve the local heritage.

Unique: One of the most beautiful places to stay in Helgeland, and very popular for weddings. 

Vega Havhotell

Vega Havhotell is situated between sea, mountains and woodlands on the island of Vega, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. The friendly hosts offer first-class accommodation, and will proudly share their scenic archipelago’s unique cultural heritage. The chef prepares delicious dishes made with the fresh catch and other local ingredients.

Unique: Come visit Vega and experience its uniqueness. You will soon understand why UNESCO in 2004 gave these island World Heritage status.


Myken B&B

Myken BnB

Myken Bed and Breakfast, in perhaps Norway’s most beautiful surroundings on a car-free island, offers accommodation in caravans inside an old school. Highly recommended by travellers. In the former gym, which offers a magnificent view, the friendly hosts serve a hearty seafood soup and a lovely breakfast with delicious freshly baked bread. Relax with a book or savour the view from one of the chairs under the palm trees

Myken offers additional options. The teachers’ lounge and school kitchen have been converted into comfortable double rooms. There are shared bathrooms. For a unique ambience you can rent the little vintage caravan that sits in the old library – it’s perfect for a couple.

Unique: Indoor camping!


Camping in the great outdoors

Whether you prefer high mountains or forests, the sea or inland lakes teeming with fish, Helgeland has countless great spots to pitch your tent. There is nothing that compares to being able to peer out at the midnight sun in the summer, or see the dance of the northern lights on an autumn evening. For some reason this heavenly display happens earlier in Helgeland than in the rest of northern Norway, and already in August the nights are dark enough.

In Norway you have a “Right to Roam” – and even pitch a tent on uncultivated land, private as well as public. You must, however, be considerate, siting your tent at least 150 metres from any inhabited house or cabin. Wherever you camp, be sure to leave your surroundings just as pristine as you found them.

Serving: Granted, there is no room service. But depending on when and where you camp, you might well be able to pick a bounty of blueberries, wild blackberries, raspberries or even cloudberries – all organic, of course!

Unique: Helgeland’s beautiful wilderness.