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Exciting adventures in Mosjøen

Do you yearn for a good adrenalin surge, perhaps to soar like a bird or to challenge the river rapids? Then come to Mosjøen!

2018-05-1510:24 Gunn Johansen

The northernmost via ferrata

At the heart of Nordland County, in the geographic middle of Norway, is the friendly town of Mosjøen. On Øyfjellet, towering 818 metres above the town, is the country’s northernmost via ferrata, meaning “iron path”. Hook yourself onto the thick wire that is securely attached to the mountainside, and ascend safely using natural holds and steps in the mountain. The route is classified as B/C, easy to intermediate – in other words, this mountain-climbing adventure doesn’t require specialised knowledge or prior experience. But you must be ready for a challenge and at least 12 years old. You can book your adventure at Naturlige Helgeland’s Facebook page.


Soar like a bird on the Zip-Line!
 

On Storfjellet, right near Øyfjellet, is Northern Norway’s most spectacular zip-line. Brand new, the 700-metre zip-line lets you soar across the salmon river Vefsna, before landing safely in the beautiful gardens of Fru Haugans Hotel, the oldest in Northern Norway. It’s a great adrenalin rush! With your body-harness securely strapped to the strong wire, savour a bird’s eye view of the historic Sjøgata street, Mosjøen and the town’s environs. For details and booking, please visit Naturlige Helgeland’s Facebook page.


Cave adventures
 

We invite you to enter the dark unknown! Øyfjellgrotta is a 500-metre limestone cave in the mountain adjacent to Mosjøen. The cave has some narrow passages, places that require crawling, fascinating rock formations, and even an underground river! All participants are provided with a helmet and headlight, overalls and gloves. Duration: three hours. Refreshments: juice, coffee and cookies. (NB. Do not enter the cave without a guide!) For details and booking, please visit Naturlige Helgeland’s Facebook page.


Kayaking on the Vefsna river
 

This summer in Mosjøen, experience the town’s historic district from a new perspective – while kayaking on the Vefsna river. In sturdy kayaks and accompanied by an experienced guide, we’ll navigate up the renowned salmon river, passing historic wharfs and wooden houses, and the venerable Fru Haugans Hotel founded more than 200 years ago. We go ashore at Marsøra, on the far bank of the river. Here, while we enjoy a bite of traditional food, we’ll hear more about Mosjøen’s history, the historic Sjøgata street, and the timber operations that once took place at Marsøra. For details and booking, please visit NaturligeHelgeland.no.


The Sherpa Path up Øyfjellet
 

Sherpas from Nepal have built a beautiful path with stone steps up Øyfjellet. The Sherpa Path has more than a thousand stone steps, and more are being added this summer. When it is completed, it will climb up to 818 metres – but you can enjoy an amazing panorama of Mosjøen long before you reach that high.


Trollvar Nature Park
 

Trollvar Nature Park is beautifully situated about 7 km from Mosjøen town centre. Visitors can test their skills at archery, axe-throwing and laser-shooting, engage in paintball duels or sumo wrestling, and much more. Visits must be booked in advance, tel. 900 11 404.


Rafting on the Vefsna river
 

River rafting is an exciting and splashy adventure! RiverNorth and Mariann Sæther, one of the best kayakers in the world, invite you on an unforgettable journey down the eastern branch of the Vefsna river. As the river flows from Hattfjelldal towards Trofors in Grane, about 40 km south of Mosjøen, it alternates between tranquil stretches and exhilarating rapids through gorges. Rafting is suitable for most people; your experienced guides provide safety instructions and ensure a safe journey. If the water level allows, we’ll stop to go swimming and even dive off the cliffs downstream. The minimum age is 14 years. However, on request, we can offer special guided trips for family with younger children.

Hav og Fritid
Knut Tverå
visithelgeland.com
Carl Nordberg

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